The Digital Dionysus: Nietzsche and the Network-Centric Condition
Mellamphy, Dan (editor)
Biswas Mellamphy, Nandita (editor)
Can Nietzsche be considered a thinker of media and mediation, as the German media theorist Friedrich Kittler declared in his influential book Gramophone, Film, Typewriter? Nietzsche was a truly transdisciplinary thinker, one who never fit into his own nineteenth-century surroundings and who recognized himself as a “herald and precursor” of the future, of our globally-reticulated digital present. Perhaps not since Kittler has there been a study — let alone an anthology — that re-assesses and re-evaluates Nietzsche’s thought in light of the technically mediated and machinic conditions of the human in the age of digital networks.
Keywordsmedia studies; cybernetics; networks; philosophy; technology
Publication date and placeEarth, Milky Way, 2016