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Cultural Politics (1 July 2015) 11 (2): 210–221.
Published: 01 July 2015
...Mark Featherstone This article explores what one might call the dystopia of contemporary screen-based culture through a discussion of the work of Paul Virilio and Bernard Stiegler. Centrally, it explains that the screen might be seen as a negative abyss, where absolute surface creates the effect of...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2014) 10 (2): 132–150.
Published: 01 July 2014
... vertical escape from the surface of the planet a matter worthy of serious consideration among engineers, planners, military strategists, and countercultural futurologists. The shift in the conception of utopia, from the lateral displacements typical of its classical formations to the vertical modes of...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2009) 5 (1): 73–96.
Published: 01 March 2009
... . To this phobic object are contrasted the masculine virtues of totality, universality, and the absolute. On the other hand, then, in its immateriality or its accumulative finitude, philosophy also imagines a positive knowledge. Yet the archive needs be recognized as a site at, through, or around which...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2008) 4 (3): 289–308.
Published: 01 November 2008
... a political imperative of the absolute deniability of covert actions. It thereby ushered in a specifically modern form of innocence. Greene’s novel is about an early version of that innocence. Modern innocence conceals the “principle of implosion” according to which ferocious opposites reverse into...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2008) 4 (1): 25–46.
Published: 01 March 2008
... the idea of refamiliarization as an associative reading that resituates images within networks and scenes of knowledge. The idea is proposed as a task of recovery, rather than alienation, and suggests a line between the shock-effect approach of exposure, predicated on a belief in a false surface to be...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2016) 12 (3): 310–331.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Shannon Mattern For millennia, mud and its geologic analogues have bound together our media, urban, architectural, and environmental histories. Some of the first writing surfaces, clay and stone, were the same materials used to construct ancient city walls and buildings, whose facades also...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2015) 11 (2): 201–209.
Published: 01 July 2015
... “The Negative Abyss: Surface, Depth, and Violence in Virilio and Stiegler,” Mark Featherstone suggests that the essential property of the screen—absolute surface—closes the viewer off in solipsistic space and creates the effect of infinite depth, which empties him or her of all content and transforms...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2013) 9 (2): 219–226.
Published: 01 July 2013
... : 71). In Lesson of Darkness , Lyotard examines Francis's use of color. Lyotard praises the virtue and vitality of color, and in the end he admits that gesture defers to the absolute authority and “giddy confidence that colors have in themselves” ( 1993 : 19). I was initially puzzled by the title...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2015) 11 (3): 301–314.
Published: 01 November 2015
... transposed this Japanese experience into the theoretical fiction published as L’Empire des signes ( Empire of Signs ) in 1970, Barthes seemed to find a kind of liberation in the encounter with a seductive surface of signifiers that appeared to have no transcendental underpinning. As Edmund White put it...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2017) 13 (2): 250–258.
Published: 01 July 2017
... surfaces like the transit syntax on the pavement all around: a roiling transport environment whose disruptions they once helped alleviate but that had now outgrown them, turned its gaze upon them and found them wanting. Some maintained that the proprietor of the motel, a staunch preservationist with...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2009) 5 (1): 118–132.
Published: 01 March 2009
...). Nailed into the brick wall, the scarred raw linen surface of Gigantomachy II seethes with a tangle of brutish, wretched bodies, Olympian gods and giants, battling to the death for dominance. Studio of Nancy Spero and Leon Golub, Greenwich Village, New York, 2007, with mock-up for Spero’s Maypole...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2013) 9 (2): 170–187.
Published: 01 July 2013
... [1971]: 275) description of the form-figure's effect does accurately reflect the discontinuous surfaces of Cage's works: “Energy speeds from one point of pictorial space to another, thereby preventing the eye from finding a place to rest.” On the other hand, when he invokes the Cage-styled search for...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2006) 2 (1): 97–114.
Published: 01 March 2006
... development in future combat systems of the American state war machine so as to attain a perfectibility of annihilating any adversary or potential threat and securing a global peace on a planetary scale. (This surely is but a “progression” in hyperspeed of modernity's telos of technics of absolute total war...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2011) 7 (3): 465–476.
Published: 01 November 2011
... develops the key concept of his final works, integral reality, and shows how the problem of contemporary globalization resides less in a lack of being able to realize desire, and more in an absolute surplus of reality and realization. In this way he takes the notion of globalization, which we may take to...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2017) 13 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 March 2017
... the Pacific Rim arcing from Silicon Valley across to Japan and China. The essay attempts to explain this post-European geo-medial shift by telling the story of the growing intimacy between hardware and computation, inscription surfaces and binary codes. Passing through symbolic, analogue, and digital...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2015) 11 (2): 163–183.
Published: 01 July 2015
... movies. The frightful, alienating power of what lies under the skin of history is brought to the surface through fictionalization. 8 Mosse’s work is shot through with literary references, and the resonance is worth noting. In The Enclave suddenly one or more of the screens goes black. Morning...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2016) 12 (3): 293–309.
Published: 01 November 2016
... detonator—shakes the earth’s surface, extending a mining company’s access to minerals. A fiber-optic cable snakes through an underground tunnel. Slight variations in temperature produce oscillations in the cable’s glass fibers, scattering the light in minute ways that are instantly recorded in an operations...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2009) 5 (1): 98–117.
Published: 01 March 2009
... categories of a language and a culture. What is called for is an ontology that does not make the things of the world relative to the absolute existence of a subject. JA: Are you arguing that the concept and inquiry into, or theory of ontology, of being qua being, ought to be uppermost in any analysis...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2013) 9 (2): 203–211.
Published: 01 July 2013
... other possibilities begin to emerge. If the aisthesis that Lyotard affirms must precede and continue to inhabit or haunt the field of reasons that is associated, via Kant, with its absolutely minimal spatiotemporal conditions, then this apparent primacy of the visual can and must itself be called into...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2017) 13 (1): 19–33.
Published: 01 March 2017
...). The surface of a physical photograph is vulnerable to the grease on fingertips, its meniscus marked with the identity of those who have touched it. A digital image pretends to absolute autonomy from its making and its passage through time. By excluding itself from history and divorcing itself from...