Melentie Pandilovski

Revisiting McLuhan’s and Flusser’s influence (…)


Video Pool Media Arts Centre in Winnipeg is proud to present the launch of the
book “Marshall McLuhan and Vilém Flusser’s Communication and Aesthetic
Theories Revisited”. This scholarly book of academic analyses and
artists’ position papers represents the proceedings of the
international conference of the same name convened by Dr. Melentie
Pandilovski in 2012. This book includes discussions McLuhan and
Flusser’s influence on media and communication theory as it applies to
contemporary and new media art, film, philosophy and politics, and
this book would be of immediate interest to readers and researchers
interestested in: distributed consciousness and telematics; cinema and
causality; collective evolution; media and theology; digital culture;
Occupy Wall Street and other political movements; cybernetics;
contemporary technological art; the ideologies of clinical practice;
asemic writing; institutional critique and many other topics.


Marshall McLuhan and Vilém Flusser’s Communication and Aesthetic
Theories Revisited is edited by Dr. Melentie Pandilovski and Tom Kohut


DR. BARBARA RAUCH: Antenna Methods
CLINT ENNS: Charting the Montage: The Roots of Algorithmic Cinema
DR. DAN MELLAMPHY: Between Beckett and Bec: The Mètic Hexis and
Flusserian Flux of Vampyroteuthis Abductionis
Flusserian Approach to the Compound Visual Interface: the Limits of
the Technical Image
Dr. MELENTIE PANDILOVSKI: The Shifting Platform of Media
MONIKA VREČAR: Art in the New Media Environment: Change versus Novelty
DR. PAUL LEVINSON: Occupy Wall Street in the Global Village
DR. PETER SCHWENGER: Asemic Writing: Backwards Into the Future
PROF. PHILIP POCOCK: Vilém Flusser and Marshall McLuhan – Matrix and
Wave: Toward a Quantum Theory of Media
DR. POLONA TRATNIK: Observing – Knowing – Mediating: The Body as World
to Explore
DR. RICHARD CAVELL, Mechanical Brides and Vampire Squids
ROY ASCOTT: Flusser’s Dread and McLuhan’s Dream
SCOTT BILLINGS: Giacometti’s Foot: Automobility and Cinematic Causality
DR. SIMONE MAHRENHOLZ “We Do Not Make Gestures, We are Gesticulations
of the Environment” – Flusser’s Aesthetico-Logical Critique of
Contemporary Epistemology
DR. STEPHEN CROCKER: Sense and Common Sense in McLuhan
TOM KOHUT: Electronic.Technical.Digital: The Ontology of the Digital Image

Artists presented in the anthology: Richard Altman, Manuel Chantre,
Lei Cox, Andrew Milne, Doug Smith.
Screenings: McLuhan’s Wake (2003) and Vilém Flusser: “We Shall Survive
in the Memories of Others” (2010), Video Pool Meets McLuhan and
Flusser (Clint Enns, Erika MacPherson, Freya Björg Olafson, Heidi
Phillips, Sandee Moore, Michael Stecky, Aaron Zeghers, Collin Zipp)


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