The Squid Cinema from Hell: Kinoteuthis Infernalis and the Emergence of Chthulumedia

William Brown, David H. Fleming

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Here be Kraken! The Squid Cinema From Hell draws upon writers like Vilém Flusser, Donna J. Haraway, Graham Harman and Eugene Thacker to offer up a critical analysis of cephalopods and other tentacular creatures in contemporary media, while also speculating that digital media might themselves constitute a weird, intelligent alien. If this were not enough to shiver ye timbers, the book engages with contemporary discourses of posthumanism, speculative realism, object-oriented ontology and animal studies to suggest that humans are the products of media rather than media being the products of humans.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEdinburgh
PublisherEdinburgh University Press
Number of pages328
ISBN (Electronic)9781474463751, 9781474463744
ISBN (Print)9781474463720, 9781474463737
Publication statusPublished - May 2020

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