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Series: Science and Cultural Theory
Published: 01 January 2009
DOI: 10.1215/9780822391388-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9138-8
Series: a John Hope Franklin Center Book
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.1215/9780822399018-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9901-8
Published: 08 April 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7445-9
...“Social Games”<subtitle>Playing Our Part in the Systems Epoch</subtitle> This chapter focuses on modern games and the game-like order of things in the systems epoch. The chapter centers on form games, war games, and social games. It shows how games have a central place in modern social...
Published: 17 December 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478022053-004
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2205-3
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By Mark Seltzer
Published: 08 April 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7445-9
... Suspense Anthropotechnics Social Systems Patricia Highsmith Henry James Peter Sloterdijk Professionalism ...
Series: Improvisation, Community, and Social Practice
Published: 04 March 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7449-7
... second-order cybernetics social systems theory radical constructivism Niklas Luhmann Emmanuel Levinas ...
Published: 08 April 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374459-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7445-9
... This part sets out the premises of the official world and describes the emergence of a self-reporting form of society: its cultural technologies and its aesthetic techniques. It defines the epoch of social systems and our indoor social life. The chapter shows how suspense becomes a world...
Book Chapter

By Mark Seltzer
Published: 08 April 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7445-9
...The Daily Planet This part sets out the premises of the official world and describes the emergence of a self-reporting form of society: its cultural technologies and its aesthetic techniques. It defines the epoch of social systems and our indoor social life. The chapter shows how suspense...
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By A. Aneesh
Published: 24 April 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7571-5
... social identity bureaucratic identity system identity ...
Book Chapter

By Mark Seltzer
Published: 08 April 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374459-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7445-9
... This chapter focuses on modern games and the game-like order of things in the systems epoch. The chapter centers on form games, war games, and social games. It shows how games have a central place in modern social systems, what they look like, and how they work. Game theory is examined...
Series: Improvisation, Community, and Social Practice
Published: 04 March 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374497-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7449-7
... insight from neocybernetics and Niklas Luhmann’s social systems theory to argue against methodological individualism, a representationalist cognitive paradigm, and conventional notions of communicative exchange. In their place it champions a performative and radically constructivist ontology in which...
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By Mark Seltzer
Published: 08 April 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7445-9
... Social games War games Education-Systems Black Boxes Kazuo Ishiguro Artificial Life ...
Published: 08 April 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374459-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7445-9
... ), and comic book art. Description of the epoch of social systems, in relation to modern and contemporary art and the social theory of Erving Goffman, Niklas Luhmann, Peter Sloterdijk. Self-Boosterism Institutions Practical Jokes Comic Books Uncanny Valley Patricia Highsmith Tom McCarthy...
Published: 24 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375715-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7571-5
... This chapter is a close study of different notions of identity, recognizing in particular the development of system identity. While social identity is an identity continually renegotiated through linguistic interactions and social performances, bureaucratic identity—glimpsed in passports...
Published: 07 April 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822372967-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7296-7
... This chapter looks at the subject of internationalism as understood differently by different countries with different social systems. This chapter also examines the policies of a number of private and nongovernmental organizations with regard to internationalist work. For example, the chapter...
Published: 04 March 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375739-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7573-9
... that there is no such thing as an objective environment for living systems, or for social systems, de-ontologizing all objects. Autopoiesis is shown to have affinities to Foucault’s “ethopoiesis,” forms of ethical self-making. The argument that there is no access to “life itself” challenges Malabou’s theories of sovereignty...
Published: 08 April 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7445-9
...Suspended Worlds<subtitle>Men in Self-Curved Space</subtitle> This chapter takes up the crisis of the work of art in the epoch of social systems from another side.. The crisis of the art work now has become a way of posing the problem of action and intention in autotropic (self-turned...
Published: 08 April 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374459-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7445-9
... This chapter takes up the crisis of the work of art in the epoch of social systems from another side.. The crisis of the art work now has become a way of posing the problem of action and intention in autotropic (self-turned) systems. The art work now resembles a practical joke: a staging...
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By Mark Seltzer
Published: 08 April 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374459-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7445-9
... The scene of the crime in the age of social systems and crime fiction are shown to test out modern distinctions between real and fictitious persons and real reality and fictional reality, and a good way to locating its modes of transmission, observation, and connection: modes of vicarious crime...
Series: Global Insecurities
Published: 29 January 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374718-035
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7471-8
... Cochabamba has no official memory, but it has a computerized system in which all legal vendors are inscribed, and from which others are excluded. archive legibility policing exclusion social control ...