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Graphesis and Code

Johanna Drucker

in SpecLab

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print June 2009 | ISBN: 9780226165073
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226165097 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226165097.003.0008
Graphesis and Code

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This chapter discusses graphesis and code in relation to the development SpecLab. It questions the underlying the authority of digital media as construed in the popular imagination and shows that the premise on which this authority is sustained is a mythic one. This chapter discusses the ideological assumptions in the way the ontological identity of the digital image is posed and suggests that graphesis can challenge mathesis. It also analyzes the relevant works of Edmund Husserl and Theodor Adorno which served as the bases for analyzing the premises by which mathesis functions in current conceptions of digital data.

Keywords: graphesis; SpecLab; digital media; ontological identity; digital image; mathesis; Edmund Husserl; Theodor Adorno; digital data

Chapter.  4442 words. 

Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies

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