Phenomenology and Media. An Anthology of Essays from Glimpse

MAJKUT, Paul; CARRILLO CANAN, Alberto (eds.)



During the first decade of its existence, from 1999 to 2008, the Society for Phenomenology and Media held annual international conferences in San Diego (California), Puebla (Mexico), Krakow (Poland), Helsinki (Finland), Buenos Aires (Argentina), Provo (Utah), and Monmouth (Oregon). Papers delivered at these conferences were published in the Society’s journal, Glimpse. The current volume is an anthology of essays drawn from the first ten years of Glimpse.

The Society for Phenomenology and Media was founded by Paul Majkut. From its birth, the Society sought to bridge the gap between contemporary media theory and practice and phenomenological insight. The Society currently has over 100 international members. Essays in this anthology include work on digital representation, film, mobile communication, cyberspace, medieval manuscripts, print, radio, the stage, TV, virtual reality, and other media, as well as theoretical papers dealing with media aesthetics, epistemology, ethics, politics, and ontology.

Papers included draw attention to the implications for media of the thought of Althusser, Deleuze, Foucault, Flusser, Husserl, Ihde, Ingarden, Iser, Levinas, Negri, McLuhan, Merleau-Ponty, Stein, and others. While various phenomenological approaches remain important, the Society is open to all perspectives on media. Feminist, formalist, essentialist, existential, hermeneutic, material-cultural, Marxist, post-colonial, and other approaches all play a role in the Society for Phenomenology and Media.


  • Alberto J. L. Carrillo Canán, Preface
  • Paul Majkut, Introduction
  • Marc Van den Bossche, Hermeneutics and Nihilism in a World of Generalized Communication: Gianni Vattimo on a Late Legacy of Nietzsche
  • Mélanie Bourdaa, Enter the World of Your Heroes: Enhanced-TV, Fans and a New Way of Participation
  • Alison Leigh Brown, Dissembling Images: Electronic Media and Writing
  • Darryl Cressman and Edward Hamilton, The Experiential Dimension in Online Learning: Phenomenology, Technology and Breakdowns
  • Stephen Crocker, Depth of Field and the Phenomenology of Global Events
  • Tracy P. Dalke, Dancing the Dance: Authentic Engagement in a Created Self or Execution of Practiced Skill
  • Kathryn S. Egan, The Soul Factor: Deception in Intimations of Life in Computer-Generated Characters
  • Kevin FisherDasein and the Existential Structure of Cinematic Spectatorship:
  • A Heideggerian Analysis
  • Thor Grünbaum, Roman Ingarden’s Theory of Schematized Profiles: A Dynamic Version
  • Bina Gupta, If Journalists Were Vedantins
  • Arnór Hannibalsson, Epistemology without a Vicious Circle
  • Aki-Mauri Huhtinen, Information Warfare and Leadership: The Philosophical Question of Neo-Modern Soldiership
  • Julia V. Iribarne, “We Are All Subhuman”: Responsibility and Media through Sartre’s Nausea
  • Stacey O’Neal Irwin, Technological Texture: A Phenomenological Look at the Experience of Editing Visual Media on a Computer
  • Matti Itkonen, The Opacity of the Transparent: A Time-Dweller’s Voyage in the World of the Film Titanic
  • David R. Koukal, Cellular Irruptions
  • Kenneth Liberman, The Digital Ethnography: Multimedia Qualitative Analysis
  • Alberto López Cuenca, Digital Communities of Representation: Wittgenstein to Brazilian Motoboys
  • Sebastian Luft, Husserl on the Artist and the Philosopher: Aesthetical and Phenomenological Attitude
  • Lars Lundsten, The Web Site: A Social Event
  • Paul Majkut, Empathy’s Impostor: Interactivity and Intersubjectivity
  • Chris Nagel, Empathy, Mediation. Media
  • Melentie Pandilovski, On Modes of Consciousness(es) and Electronic Culture
  • Lea Marie Ruiz, Culture and Identity in Electronic Space
  • Vivian Sobchack, Nostalgia for a Digital Object: Regrets on the Quickening of Quicktime
  • Albert D. Spalding, Jr., Phenomenology of Internet Privacy (Rights)
  • Janez Strehovec, Augmented Reality, Augmented Perception: Phenomenological Approach to Interface Culture
  • Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka, Reality and Its Simile
  • Randall Dana Ulveland, Mobile Communication: The Call of Mobility
  • Jarmo Valkola, Scanning Visual Images and Relations
  • Krystyna Wilkoszewska, Aesthetics of New Media
  • Zhenming Zhai, The Mobility of Mobile Phones: A Phenomenological Analysis


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