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    From Information Theory to French Theory: Jakobson, Levi-Strauss, and the Cybernetic Apparatus.Bernard Dionysius Geoghegan - 2011 - Critical Inquiry 38 (1):96-126.
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    After Kittler: On the Cultural Techniques of Recent German Media Theory.Bernard Dionysius Geoghegan - 2013 - Theory, Culture and Society 30 (6):66-82.
    This paper offers a brief introduction and interpretation of recent research on cultural techniques in German media studies. The analysis considers three sites of conceptual dislocations that have shaped the development and legacy of media research often associated with theorist Friedrich Kittler: first, the displacement of 1980s and 1990s Kittlerian media theory towards a more praxeological style of analysis in the early 2000s; second, the philological background that allowed the antiquated German appellation for agricultural engineering, Kulturtechniken, to migrate into media (...)
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    Introduction: Catching Up With Simondon.Mark Hayward & Bernard Dionysius Geoghegan - 2012 - Substance 41 (3):3-15.
    As a young philosopher Gilbert Simondon identified technology as a site of obsession, anxiety, and misunderstanding within contemporary culture. “Culture,” he wrote, “has become a system of defense designed to safeguard man from technics” (Mode of Existence, 1). According to Simondon, technique and technology ubiquitously structured thought and practice, especially in the contemporary world, yet philosophical tradition relegated the technical to an obscure zone of conceptual neglect. Simondon took the intimacy and obscurity that surrounded our relation to the technical as (...)
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    Agents of History: Autonomous Agents and Crypto-Intelligence.Bernard Dionysius Geoghegan - 2008 - Interaction Studies 9 (3):403-414.
    World War II research into cryptography and computing produced methods, instruments and research communities that informed early research into artificial intelligence and semi-autonomous computing. Alan Turing and Claude Shannon in particular adapted this research into early theories and demonstrations of AI based on computers’ abilities to track, predict and compete with opponents. This formed a loosely bound collection of techniques, paradigms, and practices I call crypto-intelligence. Subsequent researchers such as Joseph Weizenbaum adapted crypto-intelligence but also reproduced aspects of its antagonistic (...)
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    Agents of History: Autonomous Agents and Crypto-Intelligence.Bernard Dionysius Geoghegan - 2008 - Interaction Studiesinteraction Studies Social Behaviour and Communication in Biological and Artificial Systems 9 (3):403-414.
    World War II research into cryptography and computing produced methods, instruments and research communities that informed early research into artificial intelligence and semi-autonomous computing. Alan Turing and Claude Shannon in particular adapted this research into early theories and demonstrations of AI based on computers’ abilities to track, predict and compete with opponents. This formed a loosely bound collection of techniques, paradigms, and practices I call crypto-intelligence. Subsequent researchers such as Joseph Weizenbaum adapted crypto-intelligence but also reproduced aspects of its antagonistic (...)
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    Agents of History.Bernard Dionysius Geoghegan - 2008 - Interaction Studies. Social Behaviour and Communication in Biological and Artificial Systemsinteraction Studies / Social Behaviour and Communication in Biological and Artificial Systemsinteraction Studies 9 (3):403-414.
    World War II research into cryptography and computing produced methods, instruments and research communities that informed early research into artificial intelligence and semi-autonomous computing. Alan Turing and Claude Shannon in particular adapted this research into early theories and demonstrations of AI based on computers’ abilities to track, predict and compete with opponents. This formed a loosely bound collection of techniques, paradigms, and practices I call crypto-intelligence. Subsequent researchers such as Joseph Weizenbaum adapted crypto-intelligence but also reproduced aspects of its antagonistic (...)
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    Friedrich A. Kittler, Professor.Bernard Dionysius Geoghegan & Christian Kassung - 2016 - Critical Inquiry 42 (4):963-977.
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    Mind the Gap: Spiritualism and the Infrastructural Uncanny.Bernard Dionysius Geoghegan - 2016 - Critical Inquiry 42 (4):899-922.
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    Textocracy, or, the Cybernetic Logic of French Theory.Bernard Dionysius Geoghegan - 2020 - History of the Human Sciences 33 (1):52-79.
    This article situates the emergence of cybernetic concepts in postwar French thought within a longer history of struggles surrounding the technocratic reform of French universities, including Marcel Mauss’s failed efforts to establish a large-scale centre for social-scientific research with support from the Rockefeller Foundation, the intellectual and administrative endeavours of Claude Lévi-Strauss during the 1940s and 1950s, and the rise of communications research in connection with the Centre d’Études des Communications de Masse. Although semioticians and poststructuralists used cybernetic discourse critically (...)
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    The Spirit of Media: An Introduction.Bernard Dionysius Geoghegan - 2016 - Critical Inquiry 42 (4):809-814.
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    Untimely Mediations: On Two Recent Contributions to ‘German Media Theory’Bernhard Siegert, Cultural Techniques: Grids, Filters, Doors and Other Articulations of the Real, Translated by Geoffrey Winthrop-Young , 288 Pp.Florian Sprenger, Medien des Immediaten: Elektrizität, Telegraphie, McLuhan , 514 Pp. [REVIEW]Bernard Dionysius Geoghegan - 2014 - Paragraph 37 (3):419-425.
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    Farewell to Sophienstraße.Friedrich Kittler, Bernard Dionysius Geoghegan & Christian Kassung - 2016 - Critical Inquiry 42 (4):959-962.
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