Vilm Flusser was one of the most fascinating European thinkers of the latter half of the twentieth century. This book presents a collection of his essays on emigration, nationalism, and information theory. It also raises questions about the viability of ideas of national identity in a world whose borders are becoming arbitrary and permeable.
Vilem Flusser (1920-91) was a German-Jewish philosopher from Prague who fled in 1940 to Brazil, where he was a professor of philosophy of communication and wrote a daily newspaper column. In 1972, he moved to France and wrote books in both German and Portuguese, including The Shape of Things: A Philosophy of Design, Toward a Philosophy of Photography, and From Subject to Project: Becoming Human.Anke K. Finger is an associate professor of German studies and comparative literature at the University of Connecticut. Kenneth Kronenberg is a professional translator and the author/translator of Lives and Letters of an Immigrant Family.