Thomas Zummer - Videos
Artist Thomas Zummer and Laurence A. Rickels, literary and media theorist talking about the return of the repressed in science fiction movies like the Terminator, Ghostbusters, and the Matrix. In this lecture Thomas Zummer discusses Blade Runner, optics, the use of blue and red filters, Hitchcock and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein in relationship to the body, machines, techne and worlds, focusing on monsters/appearance, CGI, Louis Feuillade's Les Vampires, robots, androids and cyborgs. European Graduate School EGS
Artist Thomas Zummer and Laurence A. Rickels, literary and media theorist talking about robots, identity, cyborgs and science fiction. In this lecture Laurence A Rickels and Thomas Zummer discuss Donna Haraway, caricature and androids in relationship to "Metropolis," robotic labor, Alan Turing, Karel ?apek's play "RUR (Rossum's Universal Robots)," HAL, Kismet, Michel Foucault, virtual history, flying saucers, Herman Chernoff, Hitler and denazification focusing on ghosts, telepathy and nuclear powered aircraft. European Graduate School EGS
Zummer speaks on the etymology of the word apparatus or dispositif, as it appears in Foucault and later in Agamben, on their use of the term to define the institutions and matrices of power that bind us, and particularly with regard to the power of the cinematic image.
Thomas Zummer, Artist an Philosopher, speaking about digital art and its influence in our lifes at WhatsOnArt in Brussel.