Series Editors: Bruce Clarke (Texas Tech University) and Henry Sussman (Yale University)
At the contemporary convergence of systems theory, media studies, and general ecology, the book series Meaning Systems presents inter- and transdisciplinary work connecting the humanities with the discourses of natural, technological, psychic, and social systems. Meaning Systems explores the range of systems discourses from literature, philosophy, and sociology to ecology, technology, and the natural sciences.
Systems theory, enactive cognitive science, Gaia theory, biosemiotics, and media theory provide scholars today with conceptual vocabularies broad enough to connect life, mind, and society with their natural and technological environments, to study the interpenetrations of consciousness and communication, and to extend the insights of linguistics, information theory, and semiotics toward biological and social systems.
Meaning Systems publishes books communicating bodies of systemic knowledge in relation to the materialities of corporeal and technological mediations. It offers a dedicated venue for both established and rising thinkers bringing the discourse of systems to a new level of cultural prominence and productiveness.
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Series Board: Victoria N. Alexander (Dactyl Foundation for the Arts and Humanities), Erich Hörl (Leuphana University of Lüneburg), John H. Johnston (Emory University), Hans-Georg Moeller (University of Macau), John Protevi (Louisiana State University), Samuel Weber (Northwestern University)
Phillip John Usher
Translated by Drew S. Burk
Translated by Michael Syrotinski
Edited by Jeffrey Champlin and Antje Pfannkuchen
Afterword by Avital Ronell
Contributor(s): Rudiger Campe, Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht, Bernhard Dotzler, Elisabeth Weber, Samuel Weber, Antje Pfannkuchen, Jeffrey Champlin, Mert Bahadir Reisoglu, Dominik Zechner, Chadwick Truscott Smith, Laurence A. Rickels, Nimrod Reitman, Hans-Christian von Herrmann, Geoffrey Winthrop-Young, Ute Holl and Bernhard Siegert
Translated by Geoffrey Winthrop-Young
Edited by Bruce Clarke
Heinz von Foerster
Edited by Albert Müller and Karl H. Müller
Translated by Elinor Rooks and Michael Kasenbacher