Dialectic of spectrality [electronic resource] : a transpacific study on being in the age of cyberculture, 1945~2012
- Haerin Shin.
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- The recent rise of digital media and human-machine interfaces has redefined survival for the conscious human subject. The most advanced technological apparatuses run on the principle of ambiguity and fluidity, countering the long-standing nostalgia towards an illusory state of totality seen in the history of Western ontology. Drawing on psychoanalytic, postmodern and cognitive theories, I reinterpret the fragmented, transgressive and incomprehensible aspects of digital communication and interaction as the fundamental modes, not objects, of individual and collective existence. I situate my discourse in a transcultural framework through Korean, Japanese and American literature and visual media, including works by Neal Stephenson (U.S.), Murakami Haruki (Japan) and Kim Young-ha (Korea).
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- Submitted to the Department of Comparative Literature.
- Thesis (Ph.D.)--Stanford University, 2013.
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