Transmateriality: Toward an Energetics of Signal in Contemporary Mediatic Assemblages

Anna Munster


Abstract

This article focuses on signal as an aspect of modern technicity that precedes—or supersedes—codification. Examining DIY drone videos found on YouTube and the video art of Nam June Paik, among other sources, the article explores how each tests the flow of signal and signal processing as forms of transmateriality and transduction. the author draws particularly on the work of Gilbert Simondon and Adrian Mackenzie.

Keywords

signal flow; transduction; drone cams;

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