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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (1): 41–58.
Published: 01 March 2011
... between a rather abstract concept and the concrete embodiments of what became the first instruments of electronic warfare. © BERG 2011 PRINTED IN THE UK 2011 black box cybernetics World Word Two radar transparency In William Ashby's book Introduction to Cybernetics ( Ashby 1956...
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Cultural Politics (2008) 4 (2): 201–220.
Published: 01 July 2008
... of the future. Inexorably, then, and in struggling to enter into Baudrillard’s trajectory, we two had not been using signs, words, and numbers to simply identify the things nearby or to make them or him visible. To be more precise, we had been invoking Baudrillard’s absence and utilizing a kind of sign language...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (3): 395–406.
Published: 01 November 2015
...? This is one of the riddles posed by Pynchon’s novel. As is known, the Second World War began with the operative deployment of two weapons systems that during the First World War had been restricted to merely tactical functions: tank divisions and air fleets. After six years of furious innovations...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (3): 385–397.
Published: 01 November 2012
... on classic wars in the future. At least I hope you do, for given the two superpowers currently facing each other across the Pacific, to hope for anything else would be hopelessly naive. Nonetheless, I suspect that nobody really wants to know what classic wars would amount to in today's world. Their horrors...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (1): 61–72.
Published: 01 March 2012
... with things,” a negation reflex of reason, virtually a negationism. PV: I'm interested in an emerging negationism that seems to be a trick of history: the negationism of the Blitzkrieg. There were two negationisms after the Occupation. There was the Shoah, in other words, extermination, the aim of which...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (1): 21–39.
Published: 01 March 2014
... of the temporal coincidence of two spatially distant events but also in the sense of the communicative community of the two observers who have to share and compare their perceptions of the events to establish distant simultaneity. 2 In other words, since the concept of simultaneity is rooted in perception...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (2): 194–205.
Published: 01 July 2014
...” is a combination of George Orwell’s Big Brother and Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, as well as a product of Chinese post-totalitarianism or, in other words, of advanced totalitarianism. As such, it resembles neither a totalitarian culture of the Stalinist model nor an American-style “amusing ourselves to death...
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Cultural Politics (2009) 5 (3): 277–298.
Published: 01 November 2009
.... A book published in Mexico in 1606 devoted two chapters to Ottoman history. By juxtaposing two quasi-contemporary texts, namely a chronicle of the New World written in Istanbul and a Directory of Time published in Mexico that focuses extensively on the Empire of the Turks, the author brings out...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (2): 249–264.
Published: 01 July 2011
... . Cixous H. 1976 . The Laugh of the Medusa . Chicago : University of Chicago Press . Derrida J. 1991 . A Derrida Reader: Between the Blinds . New York : Columbia University Press . Derrida J. 1984 . “ Two words for Joyce .” In Attridge D. Ferrer D. (eds) Post...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (3): 361–375.
Published: 01 November 2015
... of that war appears in Kittler’s texts. It is not enough to ask, What is Kittler’s Second World War? We must also ask, What is Kittler’s Third Reich? War is one of the most overdetermined words in Kittler’s writings. As with the many-splendored alpha-term media , nobody knows what exactly it means...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (1): 101–123.
Published: 01 March 2017
..., the project operated from start to end on the premise of the diplomatic two-state solution and the widely unpopular Oslo accords. Hence the project’s hopes of—in the words of Hourani—putting “the political reality of Palestine into contact with the world of contemporary art” and secondly of exhibiting...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (3): 376–383.
Published: 01 November 2015
... the exiled crown prince race along the Avus unencumbered by dust goggles and oncoming traffic. A world war, the first of two, interrupted its construction. Financed by industrialist Hugo Stinnes and built with the help of new cement mixers, the Avus was not completed until 1921—as a leisure track...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (3): 413–427.
Published: 01 November 2012
... world of men is replaced by one full of nymphs, goddesses, and music. Calypso sings and weaves; Circe sings and conjures. Both simply reflect what the transcription of the songs implies. Clearer still is the two Sirens' promise to sing the Iliad to the hero. Thus the Odyssey is already Homer's first...
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Cultural Politics (2010) 6 (2): 237–252.
Published: 01 July 2010
... the unquestioned habits of thought that accompany them. Now, philosophy is in a very great quandary today . On the one hand, it is very much aware that our present world lacks meaning, short of our lapsing back precisely into once comforting, but naïve ideologies, and that a new Enlightenment might hence be said...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (3): 345–358.
Published: 01 November 2011
..., which both fall foul of Luther's criticism and have the character of a factum brutum – in other words, it is different from an activity that claims to transform the world in ethico-metaphysical mode: Jesuitic efficacy acts at the affective level, either because it consoles us, whatever the state...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (3): 384–390.
Published: 01 November 2015
..., in 1904—in the nightly machine-gun massacres at Port Arthur is (in Virilio’s words) light war. Searchlights illuminated and sometimes even guided hit rates. World wars and blitzkrieg tactics were feverishly at work to automate the coupling of missile trajectories and artificial light beams. The results...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 March 2017
... during the Second World War. The result of his Theory of Communication was the elegant statement that the product of medium duration and medium frequency bandwidth cannot be arbitrarily minimized ( Hagemeyer 1979 : 394). In more human words: every field, that is, every event in the time-frequency...
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Cultural Politics (2008) 4 (2): 231–248.
Published: 01 July 2008
... in, among other places, nonviolent movements of political resistance. As a means of critiquing Gray’s pessimism, I refer to two recent works that attempt to tease out this complexity within utopian thought itself: Russell Jacoby’s Future Imperfect: Utopian Thought for an Anti-Utopian Age (2005) and Frederic...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (1): 111–125.
Published: 01 March 2015
...-services provider or broker. Our critique here is leveled against the standardizing informational trends currently forming throughout the HE sector in the developed world. By retail pedagogies , we mean, on the one hand, the pedagogical turn employed by retailers of new music technologies...
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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (1): 31–50.
Published: 01 March 2005
....” Ghosh claims he is witnessing (my word again) the coming into being of a new technology of containment through nation-state models in the unruly areas of the early post-Cold War world. He does not do so merely by the simple cogency of his observations and insights but also through rather shocking...