Grusin, Premediation Richard A. After receiving his Ph. From he was William S. Grusin is the author of four books: Transcendentalist Hermeneutics: Institutional Authority and the Higher Criticism of the Bible Duke, , which concerns the influence of European primarily German theories of biblical interpretation on the New England Transcendentalists. Grusin asserts that this book is a revision of his doctoral dissertation from the University of California-Berkeley. Remediation: Understanding New Media MIT, , co-authored with Jay David Bolter, which sketches out a genealogy of new media, beginning with the contradictory visual logics underlying contemporary digital media.
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He earned his Ph. D in English from the University of California, Berkeley , in Career[ edit ] Grusin has served in both academic and administrative positions throughout his career. He served as an assistant professor in the Department of English at the College of William and Mary from — From — he taught at Georgia Institute of Technology , where he was chair of the School of Literature, Communication, and Culture from — In — he was visiting associate professor of English and William S.
In he served as a visiting professor in Media Studies at the University of Amsterdam. His scholarly concerns focus on the way that the very questions of representation and mediation that preoccupy us today have manifested themselves historically across western culture. He is most known for his book, Remediation : Understanding New Media co-authored with Jay David Bolter , which is nationally and internationally regarded as a founding text of the field of new media studies.
The work is a fundamentally comparative work beginning from the assumption that media do not possess autonomous formal or technical specificity, but that they exist only in relation to other media forms and practices.
The book also argues that new media do not present a historical break or rupture with the past, but rather define their newness through the refashioning or re-mediating of older media practices and forms. Remediation remains popular on a global scale in the new media studies realm, and it has been translated into Italian and Korean, with selections also translated into German, Portuguese, Chinese, and Czech.
It argues that at least since the new millennium , networked global media seek to ensure that the future is already pre-mediated before it emerges into the present. Grusin posits that in our current era of mobile socially networked media , the function of print , televisual, and networked media is to produce and maintain both individual and collective affects of anticipation , which keep the digital citizens of the 21st-century oriented towards the premediated future.
Gajar To ask other readers questions about Premediation gruein, please sign up. The double logic of remediation still obtains, but its conflicting media logics are formally different. Thomas Schell [vid] Close Reading: But the power of this explanation premediayion to be independent of the idea of premediation itself. Niklas rated it liked it Feb 19, Lists with This Book. Though these chapters seem full of promise, Grusin fails to adequately connect these chapters to his idea of premediation. Bahar marked it as to-read Mar 24, Secondly, though his first three chapters are very interesting and seem to illustrate the role of premediation quite well, the last two chapters really go off the rails. Retrieved July 24, Premediation does not displace remediation but deploys it in different aesthetic, sociotechnical, or political formations.
Richard A. Grusin, Premediation
It was no accident that Graham Harman and Siegfried Zielinski were the only two scholars to speak in all four cities, squaring off though not really in a scholarly remediation of King Kong vs. I spoke in three of the four cities as well; and as the only non-Brazilian speaker from the first conference to be speaking at this one, I want to open my talk today by revisiting the lecture Graham Harman gave in Rio in McLuhan provides Harman a way to argue that objects are media, and that media, like objects, withdraw from contact with either human subjects or other objects. Throughout his lecture, as in much of his published work, Harman spoke of different kinds of contact, like direct, total, or partial. Indeed contact seems to me to be the very state of things for embodied or material humans and nonhumans. Are we ever in complete contact with every aspect or quality or essence or being of other objects? With Merleau-Ponty, however, I believe that we are always immediately in contact within and through our bodies with other animate and inanimate creatures and entities that occupy, traverse, and make up what William James calls the pluriverse.