‘In this book, Richard Grusin demonstrates why he is one of the leading media and cultural theorists of our time. Lucid and convincing throughout, Premediation . explain the relationship among them and their role on the re/pre-mediation processes? Grusin: First, it is crucial to distinguish remediation from premediation. PDF | Premediation: Affect and Mediality After 9/11 is primarily an account of the Richard Grusin situates his analysis in the United States.

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Richard A. Grusin, Premediation

Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Premediation by Richard Grusin. In an era of heightened securitization, print, televisual and networked media have become obsessed with the pre-mediation of future events.

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Richard A. Grusin, Premediation · The Literature of 9/11

Lists with This Book. Firstly, he fails to clearly define what is meant by premediation. It is only by reading the book that the reader comes to intuit the meaning of the term. Secondly, though his first three chapters are very interesting and seem to illustrate the role of premediation quite well, the last two chapters really go off the rails. In chapters four and five, Grusin addresses affective relationships with media technology and anticipating security, respectively.

Though these chapters seem full of promise, Grusin fails to adequately connect these chapters to frusin idea of premediation.

In fact, in these chapters the notion of premediation seems to become confused and unclear. Additionally, Grusin overlooks some frankly painfully obvious alternate conclusions in his quest to use his examples to prove the effects of premediation.

Take, for example, Grusin’s video game example. Grusin shows that video game players have an affective reaction not to the events in the game, but to unexpected software glitches that interrupt game play. Grusin takes this as a sign that video games premexiation create a space that is free from, or that protects people from, the violent or negative affective states produced by an ever-threatening world,” and that “maintaining the relationship with media artifacts All this is to say that video games create a lulling affective premediatiin loop which, when interrupted, somehow shows the importance of that affective state in creating a safe haven.


OF COURSE the affective state of a game player is going to be more severely affected by a malfunction than anything that happens in an actual game. A software glitch premedaition, however, and it breaks into real human lives and requires a real human reaction. With that statement alone, I am sure I have revolutionalized centuries of philosophy and modern psychology.

This book was an interesting read, and my rgusin bones were really with the problems inherent in the final two chapters see above exampleand the fact that this book was written in nearly incomprehensible academese really?? Jan 20, Ahmed rated it really liked it. A thought-provoking book, full of fertile ideas.

The first two chapters seem underdeveloped. It’s not clear whether “premediation” is meaningful without “preemption” or vice versa. Is premediation distinct from “risk society” or “society of control? I will leave these questions to someone with better knowledge of media theory and history.

Premediation: Affect and Mediality After 9/11

Grusin’s ideas appear to explain both the reactions to Abu Ghraib and the initial swift successes of the Arab Spring, e. But the power of this explanation appears to be independent of the idea of premediation itself. Others have shown how this is more difficult than it, perhaps, appears in Premediation–thin of the laughable “terror color alerts” of the Bush Era.

It would, then, also clarify what it means for the consumer and the citizen today.

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