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Elektroniczne przestrzenie widzenia
Electronic Spaces of Seeing

Author(s): Andrzej Gwóźdź
Subject(s): Media studies, Culture and social structure , Cognitive Psychology
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: Electronic Spaces of Seeing; Merleau-Ponty; spaces of cognition

Summary/Abstract: The author of the essay reiterates the questions posed by Merleau-Ponty about the subject of seeing, the activity of seeing and the object or the world which is visible. He pays particular attention to the formula video ergo cogito, which appears to be an affirmation of reflection qua metaobservation: since, as radical constructionists insist, we cannot get to know, and subsequently describe, what we see „from outside", all we can do is focus on how we observe and thus we ascend to a metalevel of observation although we still remain within the world we observe. Furthermore the author of the essay explores the consequences of our reliance on electronic devices which create teleoptic spaces of seeing/being seen. In the typology he introduces the space of seeing comprises the spaces of cognition, representation, monitoring, ritual, transaction, activity and memory.

  • Issue Year: 2002
  • Issue No: 5
  • Page Range: 25-31
  • Page Count: 7
  • Language: Polish