Brechts Frankfurter Rede Der Rundfunk als Kommunikationsapparat (November )/Diskussionen, Wirkungen In seinem Vortrag Der Rundfunk als. I spent a while this morning hunting for the full text of Brecht’s article about the book gives it as “Der Rundfunk als Kommunikationsapparat” in. Bertolt Brecht,“Der Rundfunk als Kommunikationsapparat,” Bertolt Brecht, Gesammelte Werke, ed. ElisabethHauptmann, vol.8 (Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp.

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Recent media theory repeats these utopian hopes with surprising redundancy. Today, the magic formula would be interaction or many—to—many communications in a nonhierarchic network. The world will unit and interact together, he believes, if only every body is connected to the world wide web.

Browse my other publications or talks and presentations on social media, electronic literature, electronic art. Any child could tell you [not to mention Brecht: It is an apparatus of distribution, it merely allocates.

German Museum of Books and Writing “Signs – Books – Networks” – Mass Media – Bertolt Brecht

Follow the project on FacebookTwitterInstagram and Tumblr. Benjamin, Brecht, and Enzensberger as well were focusing their attention on rubdfunk technical opportunities of such media as the radio, the film or, later on, the television to link a multitude of people in non hierarchic, interactive networks.

Friedrich Kittler, Grammophon, Film, Typewriter[22]. Angelic telepathy makes all mediating systems of symbols superfluous, and eliminates all differences between inside and outside, between self—reference and external reference; mind—reading permits no lie, no mask, no kommunikationsapparwt, no hypocrisy, no illusion, and no distinction between information and message.

As a consequence of this interactive organization of the masses, the whole society will reorganize too — and, I am following the list Enzensberger gave, society will be deliberative and emancipative instead of totalitarian and repressive, it will not manipulate consumers but mobilize and stimulate active participation, it will not alienate individuals from each other but bring rndfunk together in collectives S.


A sensational affair, but what for? InBrecht notes: In case of Becht and Benjamin, they have failed. It must also be emphazised that —— according to Kittler — the “theory of mechanical self—reproduction” passes “ine vitably into technical practice” Friedrich Kittler, Die Nacht der Substanz. Consequently, Brecht says dsr must oppose isolation and develop collective forms.

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What would Brecht, alive today, have done? Paul Virilio, the French media theorist, recently declared that “Marxism has become the sacrifice of high technology”.

Media such as the radio or the television, Baudrillard remembers that media are always mediating — and that includes to keep a difference between sender and receiver, a medium always presupposes a separation of alter and ego. Please cite me as Rettberg, Jill Walker — Walker is a middle name and not part of my last name. A person wishing to look into things closely will be unable to avoid technology, the most obvious matter. Each article I found that cited it had a different wls, and most of them were not complete.

Brecht on Radio

No more lonelygirl musings, unfortunately. With the aid of this concept, Brecht wishes to abolish the gap between one single sender and numerous receivers.

Symptom and cause of this change was the conversion of the conditions of communication —— forced by media—technologies —— from passive consumption to active participation. On this principle the radio should step out of the supply business and organize its listeners as suppliers. It is purely an apparatus for distribution, for mere sharing out. Blogging here since October The radio could inarguably be the best apparatus of communication in public life, an enormous system of channels —— provided it saw itself as not only a sender but also a receiver.


Because the social software is recognized as a effect of economic and technological hardware, Marx and Engels knew only too well what was going to happen on the socio-cultural level if they detected certain changes at the level of hardware. But it is just this temporal difference between being and consciousnessbetween surface and deep structure the provides Marxist theory with its prognostic powers. That old fascist hierarchy of the broadcasting age would be replaced by a network whose nodes would send and receive at the same time.

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Media, he defines, are channels of kommunikarionsapparat which per se exclude the possibility of answering S. Bolz goes on to explain: Baudrillard has made himself perfectly clear.

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One reason for this continuity seems to be the continuation of the desire to equippe analysis with prognostic powers. Notify me of new posts by email. Which looks more correct. This may be called proximity: Brecht and Benjamin expected a new social system from the new media.