Paper Machine

Paper Machine This book questions the book itself archivization machines for writing and the mechanicity inherent in language the media and intellectuals Derrida questions what takes place between the paper an

  • Title: Paper Machine
  • Author: Jacques Derrida Rachel Bowlby
  • ISBN: 9780804746205
  • Page: 241
  • Format: Paperback
  • This book questions the book itself, archivization, machines for writing, and the mechanicity inherent in language, the media, and intellectuals Derrida questions what takes place between the paper and the machine inscribing it He examines what becomes of the archive when the world of paper is subsumed in new machines for virtualization, and whether there can be a virtuaThis book questions the book itself, archivization, machines for writing, and the mechanicity inherent in language, the media, and intellectuals Derrida questions what takes place between the paper and the machine inscribing it He examines what becomes of the archive when the world of paper is subsumed in new machines for virtualization, and whether there can be a virtual event or a virtual archive.Derrida continues his long standing investigation of these issues, and ties them into the new themes that governed his teaching and thinking in the past few years the secret, pardon, perjury, state sovereignty, hospitality, the university, animal rights, capital punishment, the question of what sort of mediatized world is replacing the print epoch, and the question of the wholly other Derrida is remarkable at making seemingly occasional pieces into part of a complexly interconnected trajectory of thought.

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    1. ‘A language might also be compared to a sheet of paper. Thought is one side of the sheet and sound the reverse side.’-Ferdinand de SaussureAlthough Derrida comments how Saussure ‘vigorously excluded writing from language’, he also notes that Saussure still viewed paper as a viable metaphor for language. In Paper Machine, the heart of the essays revolve around paper as a multimedia device that works as an extension of language, and the implications of an online future with regards to pape [...]

    2. At times this book made me feel really stupid, and usually at the same time sad to be from a country that doesn't really foster any real desire at a young age to learn more than one language. As a result some of this went right over my head. The essays and interviews I was able to find an entrance into though were very interesting. The last piece in the book, an address by Derrida in Frankfurt am Main for when he was given the Adorno Prize by the city was especially great. It might be the first [...]

    3. Fascism begins when you insult an animal, including the animal in man.This book proved abusive. Even at the zenith of my spirit, this would've been daunting territory. As it was, Paper Machine rendered a contused crawl. My spirit was sapped, discouraged. I thought of a retreat. The hills offer protection in this season of uncertainty. Televised fidelity is indeed a refuge for scoundrels. Paper Machine is not a centralized force of interrogation or, god forbid, explication. It is a collection. An [...]

    4. I finished reading this book in mid-December 2011 (thereby accomplishing my start-of-the-year aim of reading at least one book a month) and was so impressed by it and wanted to say so many things about it, while at the same time been waddling in work up to my elbows, that I kept putting off writing my review of it until I had more time on my hands. However, the few weeks that it has taken me to come round to doing the review may have blurred a bit the intensity of my feelings about this book – [...]

    5. Extremely engaging, Derrida has a captivating style that forces close reading and thinking. His reflections on paper, a culture of paper and a kind of metaphysics of paper are worthy of further study. This stuff is hard, though, unfortunately I didn't get all of it. A very fun book nonetheless.

    6. "La huella no es una sustancia, un ente presente, sino un proceso que se altera permanentemente. No puede sino reinterpretarse y siempre, finalmente, se trastoca."*"Hay dos categorías de "rechazo" [], dos tipos de no-lectores. En primer lugar los que no trabajan bastante y se creen autorizados a hacerlo; éstos se desalientan rápidamente suponiendo que un texto debe ser accesible inmediatamente, sin el trabajo que consiste en leer y en leer a los que yo leo, por ejemplo. Luego están los no-le [...]

    7. This looks absolutely amazing Shane! Thank you for the recommendation. I have been woefully neglectful in my habits.Now I am going to reccomend a book to I-Ching I told her I would!

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