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Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (3): 280–295.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Steve Matthewman This article surveys the work of one of the most prominent theorists of accidents today, Paul Virilio. Particular focus is given to the May 6, 2010, Flash Crash. This event is used to measure the worth of Virilio's accidentology, as it is viewed as a harbinger of the integral...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (1): 92–110.
Published: 01 March 2020
... finance: dark pools and flash crashes, scalpers and the living dead, rumourtrage and rogue traders. Indeed, in 1921 economist Frank Knight famously argued that the financial space is characterized by both risk and uncertainty as two separate concepts: risk, in which unknowns (will the house burn down...
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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (2): 275–280.
Published: 01 July 2018
... always threaten to subtract the possibility of aesthetic experience. When film stock begins to deteriorate, the spectacle of cinema is reduced to the archive of its historical enunciation. When technical malfunctions occur in data centers, a flash crash ensues, social media lives are disabled...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (3): 376–383.
Published: 01 November 2015
... (whose herma once graced every Greek crossroad) has left the stage, runways and their centaurs take over. There is no drama anymore, only the movement of tanks, from Verdun to Volokolamsk and on: “Only empty tanks which crash / Into each other on this scorched earth.” 1 At the end of Gravity’s...
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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (3): 339–352.
Published: 01 November 2005
... consequence of substance? The airliner innovates the crash on the ground or against the Twin Towers, every bit as much as lift-off from an airport … The ship or ocean liner invents its shipwreck at the same time as its launch. Since this is nothing short of obvious, why the feigned surprise in 1912 when...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (1): 102–113.
Published: 01 March 2021
.... 2. Wikipedia , s.v. “full-spectrum dominance,” en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Full-spectrum_dominance (accessed October 8, 2020). 1. “In the fields with which we are concerned, knowledge comes only in lightning flashes. The text is the long roll of thunder which follows” (Benjamin 1999 : 456...
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Cultural Politics (2006) 2 (1): 97–114.
Published: 01 March 2006
... beyond any conjuring trick, let us first get a (clear) picture of the technics of this new biopolitics of global peace and security. The photograph is a farewell. It belongs to the afterlife of the photographed. It is permanently inflamed by the instantaneous flash of death. Cadava, Words of...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (1): 1–43.
Published: 01 March 2012
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Cultural Politics (2008) 4 (3): 351–374.
Published: 01 November 2008
... foray into what he called “auto poetry” – flashes of lyrical observation spoken spontaneously and sporadically into the Uher while traveling. Between 1966 and 1972, he produced auto poems by campervan, coach, train, and airplane, the audio recordings subsequently being transcribed into written poems...
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Cultural Politics (2010) 6 (1): 65–84.
Published: 01 March 2010
... number of cameras pointing at and capturing everyday life. This material has generated new television forms that show the petty crimes and misdemeanors of ordinary people. Entire programs are constructed from footage of motoring offences, car chases, crashes, drunken escapades in nightclubs and city...
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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (2): 198–215.
Published: 01 July 2018
... quite what to expect, the elevator operator explains that in addition to journeying down, the journey is also back in time. As the glass elevator descends, the years, printed on the walls of the elevator shaft, flash by: 1985, 1968, 1800, 1400. The elevator doors open onto a dimly lit gallery, so dim it...
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Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (1): 95–122.
Published: 01 March 2007
... occasion when it is presented, simply flashes by too quickly to discern. The method we thus adopt is to compare and contrast the major changes that have occurred in this generation with those of previous generations. In particular, our assertion is that it is relatively easy to marshal evidence that...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (2): 246–259.
Published: 01 July 2015
... image style, the aesthetics of twentieth-century picture books, journalist narrative, and animation. The particular flash gaming coding spans a specific video and online gaming era that had a typical shelf life—as do other current digital technologies—of two to five years, thus the 2011–15 event span...