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Tue, Feb. 2nd, 2010 09:17 am
Look! A kitten! At Motto!

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imomus
imomus
imomus
Tue, Feb. 2nd, 2010 10:05 am (UTC)
Adolf Kittler

a white-pawed small black cat, two months old, with huge pupils and a miniaturised instinct to murder

Actually, I just figured out the connection between the internet's two greatest obsessions, kittens and Hitler. They are, as Art Spiegelman pointed out, basically the same thing.



The difference between "cute" and "evil" is just a matter of scale.


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imomus
imomus
imomus
Tue, Feb. 2nd, 2010 10:19 am (UTC)
Re: Adolf Kittler

Actually, remarkably, there is someone called Adolf Kittler. Friedrich Adolf Kittler is a German media theorist:

"Kittler's central project is to "prove to the human sciences [...] their technological-media a priori", or in his own words: "Driving the spirit out of the humanities", a title that he gave a work that he published in 1980. Kittler sees an autonomy in technology and therefore disagrees with Marshall McLuhan's reading of the media as "extensions of man": "Media are not pseudopods for extending the human body. They follow the logic of escalation that leaves us and written history behind it."

"Consequently, he sees in writing literature, in writing programmes and in burning structures into silicon chips a complete continuum: "As we know and simply do not say, no human being writes anymore. [...] Today, human writing runs through inscriptions burnt into silicon by electronic lithography [...]. The last historic act of writing may thus have been in the late seventies when a team of Intel engineers [plotted] the hardware architecture of their first integrated microprocessor."


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jdcasten
J.D. Casten
Tue, Feb. 2nd, 2010 05:15 pm (UTC)
Re: Adolf Kittler

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Question_Concerning_Technology

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schr%C3%B6dinger%27s_cat

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Langton%27s_ant

Exploded Cat by Holger Pooten
(Holger Pooten)


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(Anonymous)
Tue, Feb. 2nd, 2010 10:39 am (UTC)
Re: Adolf Kittler

http://www.catsthatlooklikehitler.com/


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microworlds
microworlds
Sparkachu Maelworth
Wed, Feb. 3rd, 2010 04:23 am (UTC)
Re: Adolf Kittler

I'm so pissed that Cats That Look Like Ron Mael is down. It's not even on the Internet Archive!


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