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Communicating with the environment : narcissistic technology and the extinction vortex

Author: Eric Mark Kramer
Publisher: New York, New York : Hampton Press, Inc., [2014]
Series: Communication, comparative cultures and civilizations.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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A study of the anthropic epoch and the extinction vortex we are witnessing. Currently a mass extinction of species is occurring. At the same time a mass extinction of languages and cultures is also  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Mark Kramer
ISBN: 9781612891385 1612891381 9781612891392 161289139X
OCLC Number: 872383301
Description: xxxi, 383 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Welcome to the grand modern accomplishment- the extinction vortex: techno-narcissism and the extinction vortex --
Narcissistic culture --
Cybernetic narcissism --
The grand paradox: technology as suicidal death denial --
Media campaigns that teach us the truth that technology is love --
The human as maker and increasingly self-made: the collapse of dualism and the dialectic of technology --
Mediated empiricism (electro-egocentric fallacy): the more you watch the dumber you get --
Hegel's twisted dream: pure disembodied consciousness --
Defanging the "paradox" of mutually excluding determinisms --
Theoretical background --
Comparative assessment of theories of technology --
The nature of technology and communication --
Methodological approach --
Embodiment and technology --
Visiocentrism and overdetermination --
Our sense within the technological milieu --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Communication, comparative cultures and civilizations.
Other Titles: Environmental communication and the extinction vortex
Technology as denial of death
Responsibility: Eric M. Kramer, University of Oklahoma ; Gabriel Adkins, Arkansas Tech University ; Sang Ho Kim, Kyoungpook National University, Korea ; Greg Miller, University of California, Berkeley.

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