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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 (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 (2020) 16 (1): 92–110.
Published: 01 March 2020
... markets. This space too can be haunted by threats and unknowns of all kinds, even if they are relabeled in the jargon of 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...
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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (3): 339–352.
Published: 01 November 2005
... for exemplariness without real celebrity. 4 We were talking about creating an event … But isn't an accident an indirect kind of œuvre, a 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...
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Cultural Politics (2006) 2 (1): 97–114.
Published: 01 March 2006
... 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 Light There will be no more man, there will only be weapons. Virilio and Lotringer, Pure War We...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (3): 376–383.
Published: 01 November 2015
... encounters miss the point. Where the god of chance (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...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (1): 102–113.
Published: 01 March 2021
... of coronavirus. It read, “Keep Calm and Get behind the Guy with the Crossbow.” The image struck like the lightening flash of knowledge that Walter Benjamin ( 1999 ) writes about in the Arcades Project : the happy tourists and the playful necromancy of wizards and witches had been displaced...
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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (2): 198–215.
Published: 01 July 2018
... shaft, flash by: 1985, 1968, 1800, 1400. The elevator doors open onto a dimly lit gallery, so dim it takes several moments for the eyes to adjust. The ceilings are very low, and there are display cases on both sides. Visitors are elbow to elbow with other museumgoers. The narrative begins in 1400...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (1): 1–43.
Published: 01 March 2012
.... The obsession with the US stock crash and the global financial crisis was so intense on CNN that barely a mention was made of the London riots, where neighborhood after neighborhood was burning and incidents were spreading to other cities throughout England. The initial rioting and looting in London provided...
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Cultural Politics (2010) 6 (1): 65–84.
Published: 01 March 2010
... is counterposed with the moment his eyes briefly flash “animal” red. The Jackson persona works like the post-structuralist critique of binary opposition, mocking and teasing the rigid either/or positionalities of identity. Celebrity mystique has always made use of enigmatic sexual identity, as Marlene Dietrich...
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Cultural Politics (2008) 4 (3): 351–374.
Published: 01 November 2008
.... With Peter driving, Ginsberg experimented with dictating into the tape recorder, which he described to fellow Beat poet Gregory Corso as “a new ax for composition” (quoted in Miles 1989: 374 ). So began Ginsberg’s foray into what he called “auto poetry” – flashes of lyrical observation spoken spontaneously...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (2): 246–259.
Published: 01 July 2015
... era of production. The gaming era of Temple Run can be characterized by its 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...
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Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (1): 95–122.
Published: 01 March 2007
... that characterized earlier technological clusters. Shifting our gaze to the world of politics and economics we recognize the same trends. The period 1850–1950 saw two world wars, mass production and consumption, the development and crash of the stock market, the Great Depression, massive industrial change...