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The Freudian Robot : Digital Media and the Future of the Unconscious.

Author: Lydia H Liu
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2011.
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The identity and role of writing has evolved in the age of digital media. But how did writing itself make digital media possible in the first place? Lydia H. Liu offers here the first rigorous study of the political history of digital writing and its fateful entanglement with the Freudian unconscious. Liu's innovative analysis brings the work of theorists and writers back into conversation with one another to  Read more...
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Liu, Lydia H.
Freudian Robot : Digital Media and the Future of the Unconscious.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lydia H Liu
ISBN: 9780226486840 0226486842
OCLC Number: 1058070664
Description: 1 online resource (315 pages)
Contents: List of Figures and Tables; Acknowledgments; Introduction: The Psychic Life of Digital Media; 1. Where Is the Writing of Digital Media?; 2. The Invention of Printed English; 3. Sense and Nonsense in the Psychic Machine; 4. The Cybernetic Unconscious; 5. The Freudian Robot; 6. The Future of the Unconscious; Works Cited; Index.
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The identity and role of writing has evolved in the age of digital media. But how did writing itself make digital media possible in the first place? Lydia H. Liu offers here the first rigorous study of the political history of digital writing and its fateful entanglement with the Freudian unconscious. Liu's innovative analysis brings the work of theorists and writers back into conversation with one another to document significant meetings of minds and disciplines. She shows how the earlier avant-garde literary experiments with alphabetical writing and the word-association games of psychoanalys.

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