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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (1 (91)): 65–91.
Published: 01 May 2016
... a return to its former unmediated status. By contrast, Her moves beyond the notion of prosthesis, bringing into focus human-machine intimacies wherein the human serves as host or a surrogate womb to the emerging technological object. In Her , technology is seen as an immaterial parasite while human...
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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (1 (70)): 177–207.
Published: 01 May 2009
... of humans as a species — and “technical tendencies,” which he posits as another specific trait of mankind. Thus anthropologists and philosophers alike deem technology a characteristic of mankind, a prosthesis that cannot be removed from the species. In the field of media studies, Marshall...
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Camera Obscura (2010) 25 (1 (73)): 131–159.
Published: 01 May 2010
... or social artifacts? Bringing theories of subjectivity and media technologies to bear on these questions, I argue that cyber-exhibitionism embodies a more complex engage- ment than typical condemnations of its perverseness suggest and in fact represents a meaningful axis of sociality not fully...
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Camera Obscura (1992) 10 (2 (29)): 232–239.
Published: 01 May 1992
... photographs showing a range of results for breast-sparing surgery and mastectomy. To explain-and to help re- duce apprehension about the unfamiliar-we incorporated video se- quences showing a breast cancer patient undergoing radiation therapy and another woman using a breast prosthesis. The end...
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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (1 (70)): 7–35.
Published: 01 May 2009
...Wendy Hui Kyong Chun From Colour Separation (Mongrel, 1997). Courtesy of the artist. Introduction: Race and/as Technology; or, How to Do Things to Race Wendy Hui Kyong Chun This special issue poses the questions: to what degree are race and technology intertwined? Can race...
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Camera Obscura (2007) 22 (3 (66)): 61–91.
Published: 01 December 2007
... that blend what is possible in the realm of imagination, computer graphics, and prosthesis with what today’s scientists and engineers are capable of (or even interested in) assembling in the lab. Unlike the diversity within and debates surrounding those scientific practices, in film, the rules...
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Camera Obscura (1991) 9 (3 (27)): 108–132.
Published: 01 September 1991
... uses this complicated piece of equipment to penetrate the surface of Leon’s photograph. As in the scenes in which the Voigt-Kampff test is administered, a technological prosthesis is ostensibly used to supplement the human eye-to see what he cannot. However, the end...
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Camera Obscura (1991) 9 (3 (27)): 88–107.
Published: 01 September 1991
... androids to the 90 naked “human” eye, in which the terms life and death are irrevocably confounded, and where a visual technological apparatus, called the “empathy test,” is used to determine who can be called “human.” By searching for traces of humanity in this film, the critics...
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Camera Obscura (1992) 10 (1 (28)): 206–237.
Published: 01 January 1992
...-Stratton, 1984) 64 and 65. On the Cutting Edge: Cosmetic Surgery and the Technological Production of the Gendered Body Anne Balsamo The Biotechnological Reproduction of Gender Among the most intriguing new body technologies developed during the decade of the 1980s...
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Camera Obscura (1997) 14 (1-2 (40-41)): 129–160.
Published: 01 May 1997
..., capturings, and executions.” Forced to 133 write their names in a book each month, these engineers are kept under close surveillance lest they spread their technology to Rome’s enemies. If they are missing from Rome, a flying execution machine follows them and beheads them. Despite...
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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (1 (70)): 135–175.
Published: 01 May 2009
...Thomas Foster This essay analyzes a postcyberpunk science fiction story by Ted Chiang, an Asian American writer. The story speculates on the technological manipulation of visual perception through the direct modification of visual processing structures in the human brain. It focuses...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (1 (76)): 95–129.
Published: 01 May 2011
... to war and technologies of death, and, second, as a biopolitical dilemma, psychically dam- aged and physically partial refugees, whose deviations from the physiological norm bring them under medical surveillance in the Camera Obscura 76, Volume 26, Number 1 doi 1 0 . 1 2 1 5 / 0 2 7 0 5 3 4...
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Camera Obscura (2001) 16 (3 (48)): 9–57.
Published: 01 December 2001
... Bodies in Shock: Gender, Genre, and the Cinema of Modernity . Pearl White Technologies of Early Stardom and the Extraordinary Body Jennifer M. Bean If everyone can agree that “why and how stars came into promi- nence and what purposes they served for their audiences” is a question...
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Camera Obscura (1991) 9 (1-2 (25-26)): 274–295.
Published: 01 September 1991
... and his brains spill out. This horrific violence, which stops the gaze, stops it dead, produces its effect only by means of the technology of verisimilitude; it must look real. Such an overt commitment to special effects, staging violence that is orchestrated as driving...
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Camera Obscura (1996) 13 (1 (37)): 155–186.
Published: 01 January 1996
..., highlighting the limits of vision- hers as well as ours. In all this, only the lorgnette remains in focus, calling attention to the ways in which technologies of representation do more than enhance vision. They embody forms of intelligibility. The lorgnette, then, is more...
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Camera Obscura (2006) 21 (3 (63)): 103–133.
Published: 01 December 2006
... prosthesis of empirical vision. For Gilbreth, the actual or the imagined camera served as a replacement of feminine affect with rational subjectivity.6 Before proceeding to Gilbreth’s experiments themselves, though, it may be worthwhile to detail the power of the camera as both a real and an imagined...