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Die Hand und die Technik

Eine Fundamentalcheirologie 

Zurück zum Heft: ZMK Zeitschrift für Medien- und Kulturforschung 1/1/2010: Kulturtechnik
DOI: https://doi.org/10.28937/1000106308
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The church cleric Gregor von Nyssa celebrated the evolution of the hand as a bequest to the mouth and lips. Liberated from the compulsory, primordial pursuit of food, it can now devote itself to the functions of speech and rationality. The modern age has set about disencumbering he hand in an ever-expanding machine park. Elation, however, has been muted. If the hand no longer serves the mouth but the machine, isn't the association to the state of being human lost? The modern age in conspicuous insistence, rejects the storm of technology, evolution and the animality of the human prerogative by meditating on the future fate of the hand.