Echographies of Television: Filmed Interviews
August 2002, Polity
As Derrida and Stiegler discuss the role of teletechnologies in
modern society, the political implications of Derrida's thought
become apparent. Drawing on recent events in Europe, Derrida and
Stiegler explore the impact of television and the internet on our
understanding of the state, its borders and citizenship. Their
discussion examines the relationship between the juridical and the
technical, and it shows how new technologies for manipulating and
transmitting images have influenced our notions of democracy,
history and the body. The book opens with a shorter interview with
Derrida on the news media, and closes with a provocative essay by
Stiegler on the epistemology of digital photography.
In Echographies of Television, Derrida and Stiegler open up questions that are of key social and political importance. Their book will be of great interest to all those already familiar with Derrida's work, as well as to students and scholars of philosophy, literature, sociology and media studies.
Artifactualities: Jacques Derrida.
Echographies of Television: Jacques Derrida and Bernard Stiegler.
Chapter 1 Right of Inspection.
Chapter 2 Artifactuality, Homohegemony.
Chapter 3 Acts of Memory: Topolitics and Teletechnology.
Chapter 4 Inheritances – and Rhythm.
Chapter 5 ‘Cultural Exception': the States of the State, the Event.
Chapter 6 The Archive Market: Truth, Testimony, Evidence.
Chapter 7 Phonographies: Meaning – from Heritage to Horizon.
Chapter 8 Spectrographies.
Chapter 9 Vigilances of the Unconscious.
The Discrete Image: Bernard Stiegler.
- An extended interview with Derrida about the impact of tele-technologies
- Foregrounds the political and ethical relevance of deconstruction today
- Explains how televised images intrude into our lives, infiltrating our private and public space