Revealing the Medium – Theory

My written thesis Revealing the Medium is an attempt to expose systems through failures. Today we are surrounded by hundreds of mediums everyday. Marshall McLuhan mentions that most of the time we are not really aware what impact the medium itself can have on us. Maybe a broken screen lets us understand the phone as a device and rethink of how we use it. As Michel Serres states: “Kein System ohne Parasit.” No system works perfectly, but a parasite or failure can not only break a system, it can also change it by revealing something that was hidden before. Failures can take us beyond assumptions and what we think we know. This book analyses various media theoretical thoughts and connects critical ideas in order to think about our medias and their influences in a bigger picture.

Written Master Thesis
with Michael Renner, Marion Fink and Nicolaj van der Meulen
Basel School of Design HGK FHNW
Bookbinder: Freiburghaus René AG
Print: Jobfactory
Paper: Lessebo 1.3 Rough White, 100 g/m2 
150 × 210 mm