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Flusser and the CCD

Flusser and the CCD
Flusser and the CCD
For Flusser, codes embedded in any apparatus feed on human use to produce new combinations to assimilate into the apparatus itself. This more general application of the word apparatus includes not only the mechanical device but the ensemble formed by manufacture, clubs, publications, galleries, newspapers and magazines, people and their institutions. Flusser's 'apparatus' is an institution: an ordering of social interactions which produces its own type of language (discourse), its own mode of knowledge, its own idea of truth. Unhampered by moral judgements external to its own operation, its goal is maximal efficiency. The apparatus operates in and as a regime of power, in much the same way as the clinics, asylums and prisons investigated in Michel Foucault's early writings
Cubitt, Sean
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Cubitt, Sean
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Cubitt, Sean (2010) Flusser and the CCD. Flusser Studies, 10.

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For Flusser, codes embedded in any apparatus feed on human use to produce new combinations to assimilate into the apparatus itself. This more general application of the word apparatus includes not only the mechanical device but the ensemble formed by manufacture, clubs, publications, galleries, newspapers and magazines, people and their institutions. Flusser's 'apparatus' is an institution: an ordering of social interactions which produces its own type of language (discourse), its own mode of knowledge, its own idea of truth. Unhampered by moral judgements external to its own operation, its goal is maximal efficiency. The apparatus operates in and as a regime of power, in much the same way as the clinics, asylums and prisons investigated in Michel Foucault's early writings

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Published date: November 2010

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Local EPrints ID: 179859
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/179859
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Date deposited: 04 Apr 2011 14:21
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 12:02

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Author: Sean Cubitt

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