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Media, Fears, Protection

26. Juni

18.00 Uhr

Erich Auerbach Institute for Advanced Studies

Bibliothek Erich Auerbach Institut
Weyertal 59 (Rückgebäude, 3. OG)
50937 Köln


Vortrag von Francesco Casetti (Yale) im Namen der Auerbach Lectures

Zum Thema:
Many contemporary media function as filters that protect us against the dangers from the exterior, rather than tools that help appropriate the world. Consequently, mediation becomes a process in which contact with the world relies on some kind of distancing, and in which grasping reality also means recognizing the threats it may pose – threats that are, more often than not, the result of human action on the world. The lecture explores the widespread presence of protective media in our contemporary media landscape, with a particular focus on the ways they reshape our environment and elicit new forms of governmentality.

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