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boundary 2 (2000) 27 (2): 177–211.
Published: 01 May 2000
...Sara Danius Duke University Press 2000 6084 boundary 2 27:2 / sheet 185 of 227 Novel Visions and the Crisis of Culture: Visual Technology, Modernism, and Death in The Magic Mountain...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (4): 155–178.
Published: 01 November 2017
... happens to the notion of “experience” with the emergence of immersive virtual reality technologies. Revisiting central thinkers in philosophical aesthetics as well as a key moment in the history of war and technology, namely, the invention of the modern war game around 1800, the essay outlines the recent...
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boundary 2 (2003) 30 (2): 175–194.
Published: 01 May 2003
...John S. Wright Duke University Press 2003 ‘‘Jack-the-Bear’’ Dreaming: Ellison’s Spiritual Technologies John S. Wright The year following the 1952 publication of Invisible Man, at the pre- sentation ceremony for the National...
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boundary 2 (2023) 50 (4): 195–226.
Published: 01 November 2023
...Max Larson Abstract Throughout the late 1960s and early 1970s students across the United States repeatedly seized and in some cases destroyed university computer centers. Supporters and detractors alike have tended to frame these incidents narrowly, in terms of a generalized war against technology...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (1): 5–18.
Published: 01 February 2017
...Bernard Stiegler Throughout the twentieth century, the development of technologies—of what Walter Benjamin calls “mechanical reproducibility”—led to a generalized regression of the psychomotive knowledges that were characteristic of art amateurs. This regression was made possible by a machinic turn...
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boundary 2 (2019) 46 (1): 133–156.
Published: 01 February 2019
...David Golumbia While Philip Mirowski’s scholarship has been widely read across many of the different academic fields with which it engages, his impact on the direct study of digital media and digital technology has been relatively minimal. This is particularly unfortunate, given that his work...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (2): 133–153.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Dominic Pettman This article explores the different ways in which the capacity to respond has been figured, and reconfigured, through different technologies over the past century and a half. Beginning with a rather harrowing telephone message, sampled by Glaswegian band Aerogramme, in which...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (2): 85–104.
Published: 01 May 2015
...) and savoir - vivre (knowing how to live). I then establish that his work gestures toward a “system of care” intended to cultivate new modes of individual and collective existence through what he calls “nootechnologies,” or technologies of the spirit and mind. These technologies, however, bear within them...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (2): 177–198.
Published: 01 May 2009
... entity. Machines preside over—and embody—the ritualistic state of transition to the age of technology. There is a spiritual cost to this material transformation. Apocalyptic imagery permeates the novels' climactic scenes, as the natural order is turned upside down, man falls from the garden, and paradise...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (3): 77–95.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Craig Dworkin “Hypermnesia” sketches the historical, theoretical, and technological contexts for the Eclipse archive of radical poetry ( http://english.utah.edu/eclipse ). Engaging Jacques Derrida's argument in Mal d'archive , the essay posits the archive as a species of gift and teases out...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (2): 155–185.
Published: 01 May 2010
... of transcription of authentic national speech. Rather, they enact the generalization of one specific variant of one vernacular, as a standard, through new alphabetic technologies, for the nationalization of an otherwise hybrid, multireligious, and multiethnic population. © 2010 by Duke University Press 2010...
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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (3): 165–215.
Published: 01 August 2011
... will and the (imperfectly defined) human capacity for open and transcendent radiance of consciousness beyond metonymic identities. His example of joyful creativity offers a propaedeutic advantage for the incommensurable secularity of emerging humanistic work intersecting with increasingly technologically mediated...
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boundary 2 (2014) 41 (3): 123–158.
Published: 01 August 2014
... of William Carlos Williams, and his famous essay “The Critic as Host.” He then addresses the reception of his criticism, his thoughts on irony and the work of Paul de Man, the current state of the humanities and humanities education, and the impact of digital technologies on contemporary reading practices...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (4): 95–112.
Published: 01 November 2017
...David Golumbia The question of the militarization of language emerges from the politics surrounding cryptography, or the use of encryption in contemporary networked digital technology, and the intersection of encryption with the politics of language. Ultimately, cryptographic politics aims...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (2): 35–62.
Published: 01 May 2018
... the generalization of this understanding of education as a technological mediation between collective humanity and nature, it concludes by returning to the specific question of Benjamin’s anti-Nietzschean politics of education. Pedagogy as “Cryptic Politics”: Benjamin, Nietzsche, and the End of Education...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (2): 139–156.
Published: 01 May 2018
... objects of Benjamin’s thinking: (1) film and cinema, where, through the actions of technology, time and space are exploded and realigned in ways that provoke reflection and action in modernity; (2) radio, a developing form into which Benjamin intervenes with educational lectures and playful learning...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (2): 187–202.
Published: 01 May 2018
...Brian Elliott This essay argues that the key to Benjamin’s political thought lies in his appreciation of aesthetic production. Avoiding both uncritical celebration and fatalistic condemnation of the role played by modern technologies within production, Benjamin articulates a nuanced interpretation...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (2): 81–112.
Published: 01 May 2013
... consolidate and reinforce the oppressive dynamic of power in contemporary globalization? How are progressive policies for global human development focusing on women and their supporting human rights instruments necessarily woven into the processes and technologies of power that capitalize humanity? © 2013...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (4): 127–145.
Published: 01 November 2016
... but a wide-ranging and engaged theory of modernism, one keyed to the question of mimesis in (a technological) modernity. Picasso is for Clark the representative modern painter, “the artist of the century,” whose constantly experimenting production influenced virtually all the other realms of modern art...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (2): 241–256.
Published: 01 May 2017
... secretly collecting metadata on private citizens. The essay asks what Bradley's book and Ellison's fiction have to say about the role of the critic and literature when faced with the undemocratic forces of technology and progress. Book Reviewed: Bradley Adam , Ralph Ellison in Progress: From...