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The Freudian Robot: Digital Media and the Future of the Unconscious

Lydia H. Liu


The identity and role of writing have evolved in the age of digital media. But how did writing itself make digital media possible in the first place? This book offers a study of the political history of digital writing and its fateful entanglement with the Freudian unconscious. Its analysis brings the work of theorists and writers back into conversation with one another to document significant meetings of minds and disciplines. The book shows how the earlier avant-garde literary experiments with alphabetical writing and the word-association games of psychoanalysis contributed to the mathematic ... More

Keywords: digital media, Freudian unconscious, mind, alphabetical writing, word-association games, psychoanalysis, communication

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780226486826
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226486840.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lydia H. Liu, author