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.
|Place of Publication||Edinburgh|
|Publisher||Edinburgh University Press|
|Number of pages||328|
|ISBN (Electronic)||9781474463751, 9781474463744|
|ISBN (Print)||9781474463720, 9781474463737|
|Publication status||Published - May 2020|