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Onto-Cartography : an Ontology of Machines and Media

Bryant, Levi R Save to your list

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  • Format Books
  • Publication Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2014.
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  • Physical Details
    • 1 online resource (313 pages)
  • ISBNs 9780748679980, 0748679987, 0748679987, 0748679995, 9780748679966, 0748679960, 9780748679973, 0748679979, 9780748679997
  • OCLC ocn881416203


  • Defends and transforms naturalism and materialism to show how culture itself is formed by nature. Bryant endorses a pan-ecological theory of being, arguing that societies are ecosystems that can only be understood by considering nonhuman material agencies such as rivers and mountain ranges alongside signifying agencies such as discourses, narratives and ideologies.


  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-296) and index.


  • Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; Series Editor's Preface; Introduction: For a Renewal of Materialism; Part 1 Machines; 1 Towards a Post-Human Media Ecology; 2 What Is a Machine?; 3 Alien Phenomenology; 4 Machinic Assemblages and Entropy; Part 2 Worlds; 5 The Structure of Worlds; 6 Topologies of Space and Time; 7 Gravity; 8 Earth, Maps, and Practices; References; Index