Universität der Künste Berlin, Vilém Flusser Archiv
Anita Jóri is research assistant of the Vilém Flusser Archive at the Berlin University of the Arts since October 2016. In 2010, she finished her master studies in history, pedagogy and applied linguistics at Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary. In 2017, she wrote her PhD dissertation on the discourse community of electronic music dance. She gained her first work experience at the Vilém Flusser Archive as a research fellow of the “Erasmus+” (2011/2012), and later as project coordinator of the “Vilém Flusser Residency Program for Artistic Research” in cooperation with the “transmediale” festival for art and digital culture in Berlin. As a linguist, she is interested in Flusser’s early works on language and language philosophy, in particular his structural (intercultural) analysis of languages and language families.
Articles of Anita Jóri
Entering the Black Box: Flusser and Indian Philosophy
The aim of this paper is to highlight the most important thoughts on Vilém Flusser’s connections to Indian Philosophy. We analyze his works such as The History of the Devil and Vampyroteuthis Infernalis and correspondences with authors such as Dora Ferreira da Silva or Alex Bloch in order to trace back Indian philosophical influences on his writings, with a specific focus on Yoga Philosophy. The topic ebbs and flows in Flusser’s life: at times he praises the Eastern Wisdom, sometimes he opposes it. Therefore, we try to answer the following questions: What was Flusser’s personal approach to Yoga, and how is its influence evidenced in his writings?
The Vilém Flusser Archive at the Berlin University of the Arts (http://www.flusser-archive.org/) holds and looks after the literary remains of the cultural theorist and philosopher Vilém Flusser. The archive identifies itself as an intersection in international research on Vilém Flusser, and endeavors to enhance accessibility to the work of this influential thinker. The aim of this article is to give a general overview on the individual collection of the archive and to describe its connections to the “mirror” archive in São Paulo and the Historical Archive of the City of Cologne. Among other topics, the authors of this paper report on the current situation of the digitization process of the Vilém Flusser Collection at the Cologne archive, while reflecting on future questions.