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dc.contributor.authorBrown, Williamen_UK
dc.contributor.authorFleming, David Men_UK
dc.date.accessioned2020-08-13T00:08:46Z-
dc.date.available2020-08-13T00:08:46Z-
dc.date.issued2020en_UK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/31552-
dc.description.abstractFirst paragraph: Blast your toplights! Plutarch reports that Diogenes of Sinope—the notorious cynic who not only wanted to learn from animals, but also to base human existence on animality—died on account of eating a ‘raw octopus,’ a wild gesture in keeping with his life-long remonstration against the effects of perverting civilizing forces, especially the ‘inconvenience of preparing cooked food’ (see Onfray 2015: 21). With respect to cookery, Diogenese professedly railed against the treatment of raw flesh or vegetables by fire—that perverse Promethean technē purloined from the gods and thereafter setting men apart from, and against, ‘nature.’ We shall see humans consume raw octopus later (as well as rare octopus-like creatures consuming the odd human), before also considering the Promethean control by humans of fire and, by extension, light. However, at present we wish simply to highlight how Diogenes felt that humans had strayed on to a path of civilized perversion, since we shall look here at the most recent technological ‘perversions’ affecting human civilization—networked computers, software programs and digital screens—arguing that they mark a strange spiralling return, or reversion, to the world of animals and animality, and in particular the world of cephalopods, which, as Jacob von Uexküll might put it, have their own umwelt, or non-human world with non-human perceptions (see von Uexküll 2010).en_UK
dc.language.isoenen_UK
dc.publisherEdinburgh University Pressen_UK
dc.relationBrown W & Fleming DM (2020) Introducing the End. In: The Squid Cinema From Hell: Kinoteuthis Infernalis and the Emergence of Chthulumedia. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. https://edinburghuniversitypress.com/book-the-squid-cinema-from-hell.htmlen_UK
dc.rightsThis item has been embargoed for a period. During the embargo please use the Request a Copy feature at the foot of the Repository record to request a copy directly from the author. You can only request a copy if you wish to use this work for your own research or private study. In Brown W & Fleming D (2020) The Squid Cinema from Hell: Kinoteuthis Infernalis and the Emergence of Chthulhumedia. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. https://edinburghuniversitypress.com/book-the-squid-cinema-from-hell.htmlen_UK
dc.titleIntroducing the Enden_UK
dc.typePart of book or chapter of booken_UK
dc.rights.embargodate2023-06-01en_UK
dc.rights.embargoreason[Intro_Accepted.pdf] Publisher requires embargo of 36 months after formal publication.en_UK
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dc.identifier.urlhttps://edinburghuniversitypress.com/book-the-squid-cinema-from-hell.htmlen_UK
dc.author.emaildavid.fleming@stir.ac.uken_UK
dc.citation.btitleThe Squid Cinema From Hell: Kinoteuthis Infernalis and the Emergence of Chthulumediaen_UK
dc.citation.isbn9781474463720en_UK
dc.citation.isbn9781474463751en_UK
dc.publisher.addressEdinburghen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Roehamptonen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationCommunications, Media and Cultureen_UK
dc.identifier.wtid1652129en_UK
dc.contributor.orcid0000-0002-3176-0745en_UK
dcterms.dateAccepted2020-05-31en_UK
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local.rioxx.projectInternal Project|University of Stirling|https://isni.org/isni/0000000122484331en_UK
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