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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 (2007) 3 (1): 71–94.
Published: 01 March 2007
... during the 2004 and 2006 Canadian elections in order to expose the limits of the media's criticism of polling and to contend that published preelection polls contribute to the formation of suspicious subjects. I go on to argue that political campaign communication is open to information accidents so...
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Cultural Politics (2022) 18 (1): 28–43.
Published: 01 March 2022
.... Both forms of self-construction are appropriated by consumer culture and are perceived as authentic, reinforcing individualistic agency in a neoliberal context. But what happens when a fitness influencer accidently leaks the information that she underwent a liposuction procedure? Or when a “body...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (1): 139–156.
Published: 01 March 2012
... York : Semiotext(e) . Virilio Paul . 2007 . The Original Accident . Translated by Julie Rose . Cambridge : Polity . Unless otherwise stated, the text of On the Road that I am referring to is the one originally published in 1957. The relevance of Virilio's thought...
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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (3): 339–352.
Published: 01 November 2005
... the coast of Sumatra represent a global accident by anyone's definition. An ecological accident, though, and not one of the Chernobyl kind, which was entirely man-made, but an act of God. That makes it an interesting kind of “test case” for Virilio's pivotal notion of how the electronic relaying of our...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (2): 234–245.
Published: 01 July 2015
... technology, its true failure is in sustaining the progressivist myth of technology perfectly under human control. © 2015 Duke University Press 2015 prosthetic bodies robotization hominization cyborg original accident colonization When José Padilha released his reboot of the Robo-Cop...
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Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (2): 121–135.
Published: 01 July 2019
... ) is an extreme sense of loss and negativity; of catastrophe, deception, and dread; of living at a forbiddingly pivotal time for the future of a humanity beset on all sides by the unknown, by panic, by accidents, and by disasters ( Featherstone 2015 ; McCaffrey 2015 ). This sense developed originally out...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (3): 279–292.
Published: 01 November 2016
.... But the accidents of the elemental media do not necessarily come as flashy spectacles. As Rob Nixon (2011) has argued, meticulously and with flair, particular attention needs to be paid to the reality of slow violence that takes a temporal and visual form different from the form taken by immediate explosive...
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Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (1): 51–70.
Published: 01 March 2007
...” – of “traumatic neurosis”: the repetitive, involuntary recapitulation of “accidents involving a risk to life” ( Freud 1955 [1920]: 12). He finds a model for the development of the human mind in “a living organism in its most simplified possible form” (ibid.: 26). “This little fragment of living substance...
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Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (3): 337–356.
Published: 01 November 2013
...-memorial-signs-taken-down . “Roadside Memorial for Victims Killed in Drunk Driving Accident Vandalized.” 2012. FOX7–KTBC-TV (Austin, Texas), September 27, www.myfoxaustin.com/story/19661292/roadside-memorial-for-victims-killed-in-drunk-driving-accident-vandalized . Rose Gillian 2009...
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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (1): 27–30.
Published: 01 March 2005
... that means each city is a sounding box for the most diverse events: power outages, major accidents, massive attacks, the breakdown of social order brought about by the extreme fragility of an aberrant demographic polarization; and given the megalopoles that will in the near future bring together not just...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (2): 253–258.
Published: 01 July 2016
... to be a catastrophe that we had every reason to know would happen: Was it not precisely an accident waiting to occur once a nuclear plant was built on a precarious site that sits over unstable tectonic fault lines in an earthquake-active country, not to mention built near a body of water that would only accelerate...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (1): 19–33.
Published: 01 March 2017
... that now, in everyday English, a “glitch” is any accident that is trivial enough to be overcome. A glitch in any kind of system creates minor disturbances without actually damaging its major functioning. Glitches do not stop transmission: they merely make it scrappy, dirty, or noisy. In media, the word can...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (1): 61–72.
Published: 01 March 2012
... of both progress and the idea of propagation. It's a tremendously important event that we can discuss with physicists too, because it's a complex accident, an integral accident. SG: Culture is transmitted through anonymous, rhizomatic channels. Celebrities without content emerge from...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (3): 339–344.
Published: 01 November 2011
..., there's an explosion, a dramatic event, an “accident” as my friend Paul Virilio would say. He's actually talking about an accident that could be apocalyptic … J-F.P. : Do you believe that? J.B. : That's not the way I am. I don't think the world will come to an end that way, though, in reality...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (2): 260–274.
Published: 01 July 2015
... of departure for all forms of philosophizing in the premodern world. © 2015 Duke University Press 2015 Neoplatonism Nicholas Cusanus theological turn technological messianism metaphysics of light Today as we have seen the problem of the accident has shifted from the space of matter...
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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (3): 331–338.
Published: 01 November 2005
... mentioning. Paul Virilio, “The Accident in Time,” City of Panic: Elsewhere Begins Here (2005) ALPHA-60 (A disembodied supercomputer): Your name is written “Ivan Johnson,” but it is pronounced “Lemmy Caution,” Secret Agent Zero Zero Three of the Outlands. You are a threat to the security of Alphaville...
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Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (2): 212–218.
Published: 01 July 2013
... the sublime into the domain of ethics). And in my view this is, at the same time, to admit the deficiency of aesthetics, insofar as it is linked to forms. It is not by accident that [G. W. F.] Hegel, who defends the thesis of the disappearance of art to the profit of aesthetics, misses the sublime...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (1): 123–131.
Published: 01 March 2020
... visions (61). Does love not hark back to another reality or yearn for the outer zone? Lingis recounts the story of Michael and Kelly. Kelly died in a car accident twenty-two months after their wedding. Michael takes off, riding his bicycle for thousands of miles while pondering the “irrevocable loss...
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Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (2): 203–211.
Published: 01 July 2013
... a subject in the philosophical sense of the term. It is, then, no accident that Lyotard should, a little ironically, apologize at the beginning of the penultimate section of “Foundation Crisis” for the fact that this “anaesthetic” dimension is not argued as fully as it might be. The point in this very...