Citation link: http://dx.doi.org/10.25819/ubsi/10026
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dc.contributor.authorSchüttpelz, Erhard-
dc.date.accessioned2022-04-29T13:37:13Z-
dc.date.available2022-04-29T13:37:13Z-
dc.date.issued2022de
dc.description.abstractThere is a long tradition of conceptualising the ‘extensions of man’ or the ‘extensions of the body’ as devices enabling the emergence of technical instruments and/or of media, a tradition renewed by recent discussions in German media studies (Siegert, Harrasser, Kassung). But most of the earlier protagonists of this tradition focussed exclusively on the extensions of human extremities and the brain (McLuhan, Leroi-Gourhan, Kapp). Only a minor tradition mentioned ‘containers’ as technical and figurative externalisations of the rump and of whole bodies (Mumford). Especially the British archeologist Clive Gamble has recently pointed to a long ‘drift’ from instruments to containers, and to the ambiguities of technical and figurative containers. Gamble’s renewal of Mumford’s intuition gives media theory a unique chance to develop a new prehistory of today’s media and computer interfaces: acknowleding the long-term impact of gender divisions of labour; completing the incomplete matrix of Leroi-Gourhan’s technical extensions by pondering the distributed cognition of traps and work-places; elucidating the spatial intelligence of useful, ritual and aesthetic skills; explicating the cooperative spatial action enabled by media such as maps and cosmograms, Amerindian bundles, Sub-Saharan masks and Siberian drums and many others yet to be explored in the long drift from instruments to containers to media.en
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.25819/ubsi/10026-
dc.identifier.urihttps://dspace.ub.uni-siegen.de/handle/ubsi/2103-
dc.identifier.urnurn:nbn:de:hbz:467-21037-
dc.language.isoende
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWorking paper series / SFB 1187 Medien der Kooperationde
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subject.ddc302.23 Medien (Kommunikationsmittel), Medienwissenschaftde
dc.subject.otherMedia anthropologyen
dc.subject.otherMedia theoryen
dc.subject.otherPraxeologyen
dc.subject.otherExtensionen
dc.subject.otherCorporealityen
dc.subject.swbMedientheoriede
dc.subject.swbMedienanthropologiede
dc.titleFrom instruments to containers, from containers to media: the extensions of the bodyen
dc.typeBookde
item.fulltextWith Fulltext-
item.seriesid37-
ubsi.origin.dspace51-
ubsi.publication.affiliationDFG-Sonderforschungsbereich 1187 "Medien der Kooperation"de
ubsi.relation.eissn2567–2517-
ubsi.relation.issn2567–2509-
ubsi.relation.issuenumber21de
ubsi.subject.ghbsKLEXde
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