As a sociological and cultural critic, Benjamin combined ideas of historical materialism, German idealism, and Jewish mysticism in a body of work which was an entirely novel contribution to western philosophy, Marxism, and aesthetic theory. As a literary scholar, he translated essays written by Charles Baudelaire and Marcel Proust's famous novel, In Search of Lost Time. His work is widely cited in academic and literary studies, in particular his essays The Task of the Translator and The Work of Art in the Age of its Technical Reproducibility.
Medien Kunst Netz 1/2
Het onder redactie van Rudolf Frieling en Dieter Daniels uitgegeven tweedelige 'Medien Kunst Netz', beide in Duits en Engels, noemt zich in de ondertitel van deel 1, 'Medienkunst im Uberblick'.