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Claudia Becker

Universität der Künste Berlin, Germany

Following her work in cultural studies and aesthetics at the University of Hildesheim, Claudia Becker graduated in 2007 with a diploma and a thesis on problems of photographic (re-) presentation; she analyzed the epistemic power of the invention of technical images in reference to human perception of reality. During her research at the ZKM/Institute for Visual Media in Karlsruhe (2007-2009) she participated in the creative and scholarly development of several media projects. Currently, she is enrolled in the post - graduate program at the University of the Arts in Berlin, completing a Ph.D. on Flusser´s philosophy of photography. As the Research Supervisor of the _Vilém_Flusser_Archiv she also co-edits the International Flusser lectures.

Articles of Claudia Becker

Bilder – Denken. Über die Notwendigkeit einer Philosophie der Fotografie

In this contribution Claudia Becker examines the necessity for a “Philosophy of Photography” Flusser proposed in the 1980s. She expounds the problem that there is no deeper reception of his thought in the various discourses of the pictorial turn or media philosophy, even though Flusser can be read as one of the first who proclaimed a philosophy of (technical) images. She takes a closer look at the propositions of what Flusser calls a philosophy of photography and correlates them with other famous thinkers and philosophers.

Bilder – Denken (PDF 202.54 KB)

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