[-empyre-] "(E)MOTION FREQUENCY - rpm" / pink floyd

Johannes Birringer Johannes.Birringer at brunel.ac.uk
Wed Oct 19 22:40:36 EST 2011

dear all

thanks for the lyrics to the Beatles song and the eye-opening comments you made on the installation-viewing of the song/video, Michèle.

"There is no dark side of the moon really.....as a matter of fact, it’s all dark.”

i just read this at the end of an obituary, well, a string of obituaries appearing in the german press yesterday, after media philosopher Friedrich Kittler passed on.

I heard from Dee, one of our discussants, this morning that she also is held back from posting by an un-timely death;  This  alwas makes one pause,  i am not sure whether death is ever timely and yet
one wants it to be. I want mine to be timely.

The obituaries on Kittler, who wished to play with Pink Floyd, were very moving, if you like to read the german versions, they are at: 

i also found an english-language reflection on Kittler's work on the  "Machinology" site /
"Machines, noise, and some media archaeology"  ( Jussi Parikka)


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