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Published: 10 April 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478009153-004
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0915-3
Book Chapter

By Laura U. Marks
Published: 02 February 2024
EISBN: 978-1-4780-5912-7
... information fold information capitalism information-image energy consumption of information and communication technologies digital animation small-file movies ...
Published: 02 February 2024
DOI: 10.1215/9781478059127-004
EISBN: 978-1-4780-5912-7
... This chapter brings the folded cosmos into dialogue with contemporary theories of surveillant information capitalism. Marks suggests an “only moderately paranoid” rejoinder to the darker theorizations of information's grip, especially where information-images are concerned. This relatively...
Published: 02 February 2024
DOI: 10.1215/9781478059127-003
EISBN: 978-1-4780-5912-7
... This chapter introduces the triadic model of the cosmos as a cycle of ceaseless folding and unfolding, in a flux between the three planes of the infinite, information, and image. Marks introduces enfolding-unfolding aesthetics as a triadic method for analyzing this folding process...
Published: 26 January 2024
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027737-004
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2773-7
... Moving from a discussion of how girls make spaces, chapter 2 demonstrates how the spaces that Black girls have created have allowed informal archives of Black life to materialize. Connecting Black girls’ digital image-making to traditions of Black vernacular photography and videography along...
Published: 18 April 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373629-013
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7362-9
... of femininity, fetishism, and the problem of sexual difference. Thus, the aging of feminism, the aging of the artist herself, and the image of aging women that Sherman produced in two different series are all considered as they inform her work. In this essay, Solomon-Godeau focuses on this later work to argue...
Series: Global and Insurgent Legalities
Published: 20 October 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027454-006
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2745-4
... This concluding chapter asks how the varied experiences of night undertaken in this book can best inform legal analysis and legal philosophy. Modern legal thought is ambivalently reliant on metaphorical and analogical reasoning, which, the chapter shows, are both beholden to images of light...
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374824-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7482-4
... This chapter focuses on how what we hear relates to the material cause of the sound heard. Some sounds are rich in what the author calls “materializing sonic indices,” that is, sonic information about a given sound’s source. Other sounds are much less informative about the nature and even...
Published: 10 June 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374657-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7465-7
... In this chapter, Matt Richardson employs an ethnographic perspective to examine Sharon Bridgforth’s The love conjure/blues Text installation . He contends that the jazz aesthetic, an artistic practice that encourages layering of images, ideas, sound, and experiences, informs Bridgforth’s...
Published: 30 June 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027058-007
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2705-8
... Thinking about belonging also means thinking about exclusion, and so we should consider how such exclusions are institutionalized. This chapter profiles the practices of the door staff at Berliner nightclubs, examining how these local leisure institutions may be informed by their broader...
Book Chapter

By Gil Z. Hochberg
Series: Perverse Modernities: A Series Edited by Jack Halberstam and Lisa Lowe
Published: 07 April 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7551-7
...Concealment Chapter 1 explores the impact of “haunting” as a sociopolitical force and an alternative mode of visibility, which operates within the Israeli mainstream visual field despite its dominant blinding mechanisms. The chapter focuses on the figure and image of Palestinian village ruins...
Series: Perverse Modernities: A Series Edited by Jack Halberstam and Lisa Lowe
Published: 07 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375517-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7551-7
... Chapter 1 explores the impact of “haunting” as a sociopolitical force and an alternative mode of visibility, which operates within the Israeli mainstream visual field despite its dominant blinding mechanisms. The chapter focuses on the figure and image of Palestinian village ruins central...
Published: 23 February 2024
DOI: 10.1215/9781478059035-004
EISBN: 978-1-4780-5903-5
... The turn of the twenty-first century marked the consolidation of the cybernetic border as the hegemonic regime in the United States. Described by government and elected officials and technicians as “smart borders,” this technopolitical regime operated through networked information technologies...
Book Chapter

By Homay King
Published: 02 October 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375159-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7515-9
... This chapter begins with the story of the “blue marble,” the nickname for Earth in color photographs of the planet taken from outer space. These images present a paradox: they suggest Earth’s fragility and invite worldly care and stewardship, but they also testify to a desire to escape earthly...
Published: 02 February 2024
DOI: 10.1215/9781478059127-001
EISBN: 978-1-4780-5912-7
... Supermercado (My Darling Supermarket) (Brazil, 2019) and the Otolith Collective's INFINITY minus Infinity (UK, 2019). Introducing the tripartite cosmic model of image-information-infinite, Marks argues that the goal of life in the folded cosmos is to unfold more of what lies enfolded in the infinite, both...
Series: Religious Cultures of African and African Diaspora People
Published: 10 June 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374084-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7408-4
... when attached to collective images of the nation, justify various forms of violence and erasure. On other hand, the postracial signifies the ways racial striving and loss are mediated and informed by other subject positions and identities, including gender, class, and citizenship. In this chapter, I...
Published: 25 March 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374589-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7458-9
... Early Chinese settlers in Mexico were considered intruders with no place in the revolutionary struggle. Today, Mexican newspapers continue to describe the adverse national impact of obscure Chinese business networks. Image-conscious officials are therefore reluctant to support trade fairs...
Published: 07 October 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7364-3
...Enigmatic Variations The prologue opens with the popular image of personal genetics in California as a contrast to the collective approach to genomic science in Singapore. It argues that a study of contemporary medical science in Asia should move beyond the binary West–Asia framework...
Published: 05 December 2023
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2380-7
... Venice at the turn of the sixteenth century; however, by its nature as a bird’s-eye view, it also conceals some essential aspects of the city. One of these is purely visual: for anybody viewing Venice at sea level, in 1500 or today, the image of the city would be defined by an element that fades...
Published: 01 January 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7482-4
... information about a given sound’s source. Other sounds are much less informative about the nature and even location of their provenance. There is a tendency to counteract the causal vagueness of many sounds by anchoring them visually. Such spatial magnetization of sounds—linking sound to source via vision—can...