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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (3): 443–464.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Seb Franklin Cloud computing is an increasingly commonplace term today, used to describe the relocation of hardware resources, programs, and data from individual, local machines to a network accessible from a variety of platforms and devices. In unpicking the complex cultural logic that cloud...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (2): 192–213.
Published: 01 July 2020
... of dematerialized existence in the work of the artist Christopher Kulendran Thomas. Mapping the dematerialization of the art object onto the dematerializations of cloud computing and minimalist lifestyles, this article addresses two ongoing series: When Platitudes Become Form (2012–) and New Eelam (2016–). First...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (1): 134–138.
Published: 01 March 2015
... technologies, cloud computing, and recombinant genetic technologies. Indeed if, of late, a global fascination with the trope of the “posthuman” has emerged, it is because under the present conditions the human itself is about to become an outdated, obsolete, or—in Günther Anders’s words—“antiquated being...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (1): 97–119.
Published: 01 March 2012
... Moglen described the “architectural revolution” of online experience, from the original peer-to-peer network, through the dominance of a client-server architecture, to contemporary cloud computing, tracing the disempowerment of users and their loss of control over their own information: So we built...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (3): 279–292.
Published: 01 November 2016
... to the question: What are the forms of accidents that emerge in the elemental media? The natural, intuitive response relates to the massive toxic pollution that penetrates in and through the mobilization of such media; the burning of fossil fuels still firing up cloud computing, the invention of our petrocultural...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (1): 70–91.
Published: 01 March 2020
... (cloud computing is still to a large extent powered by carbon emission—heavy energy production) and materials (metal, minerals, and a long list of refined and synthetic components).” Exploring Rockan’s bunker allowed for an interesting demystification of mobile geographies intersecting horizontal...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (3): 275–286.
Published: 01 November 2014
... of waste is also built into the structures of cloud computing, where massively centralized server farms form the hubs of increasingly networked interactions, even with one’s own files. This integral waste functions environmentally in both senses: it is dispersed into the remains of the commons...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (3): 359–360.
Published: 01 November 2012
... that there were certain aspects of bygone discourse networks he had analyzed so thoroughly that there was nothing left to say, he never saw himself issuing final words on our current technological habitat. It is fitting, therefore, to conclude with Sebastian Franklin's contribution “Cloud Control, or the Network...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (2): 227–249.
Published: 01 July 2017
... “beneath the cloud” ( Burrington 2015–16 ) or that shed light on exploitative labor conditions endured by factory workers across the globe who provide cheap, outsourced production to Silicon Valley ( McClelland 2012) . These works foreground the systems required to make our black boxes tick and the often...
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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (2): 275–280.
Published: 01 July 2018
... of media theory and research that addresses the topic and condition of media and environment includes Mark B. Hansen’s Feed-Forward: On the Future of Twenty-First-Century Media (2015) and Jennifer Gabrys’s Program Earth: Environmental Sensing Technology and the Making of a Computational Planet (2016...
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Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (1): 95–122.
Published: 01 March 2007
... (1885) pneumatic tyre (1888) radio waves (1888) photographic film (1889) the punch-card computer (1889) X-rays (1895) A/C current (1895) wireless telegraphy (1895) radioactivity (1896) air conditioning (1902) the airplane (1903) the electron (1904) the vacuum tube diode (1904) helicopter...
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Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (3): 280–295.
Published: 01 November 2013
... the ‘financial bubble’ in the economy: a very significant metaphor is used here, and it conjures up visions of some kind of cloud, reminding us of other clouds just as frightening as those of Chernobyl” (quoted in Crosthwaite 2011 : 181). Virilio's point is corroborated by leading financial journalists...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (1): 83–97.
Published: 01 March 2016
..., and their commercial application in the luxury fashion and products markets. According to his studio’s website ( Francis Bitonti Studio 2015 ), its Académie launched in 2013 explores “computational design methods and disruptive manufacturing techniques.” The company’s manifesto proclaims: “Francis Bitonti Studio...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (3): 354–375.
Published: 01 November 2014
... exponential growth of digital data and its increasingly cloud-based modes of production, mining, storage, and analysis have both intensified and complicated modern capitalism. On the one hand, the circulation and computation of vast amounts of data has enabled the rapid and incessant translation, comparison...
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Cultural Politics (2009) 5 (1): 98–117.
Published: 01 March 2009
... things by moving among them and manipulating them. But when we sit on the deck or walk to the store, we see and hear leaves fluttering to the ground, tree branches zigzagging across one another, birds zipping from one branch to another, clouds drifting, wind gusting, crickets chirping, patterns, rhythms...
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Cultural Politics (2009) 5 (2): 179–198.
Published: 01 July 2009
... that with the continued growth of the computer games market, to take just one example, there is an increased de-differentiation of military and consumer products as numerous games are used for both military training and home entertainment. However, the aim of this article is not to test Der Derian's theory, but to argue...
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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (2): 225–243.
Published: 01 July 2018
... welcoming address, “has been a little dormant for past decades, because in many ways the ideas were so ‘avant-garde’ that they were ahead of their time.” Now, however, with the “rise of smartphones and their canonical apps, cloud based creative software platforms, sophisticated digital image capture devices...
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Cultural Politics (2010) 6 (3): 287–302.
Published: 01 November 2010
... on technology in the service of the interplay of secrecy and transparency, as new technologies increase the capacity for government and corporate intervention into bodies and personal spheres, from “whole body imaging” at airports to the searching of computer records, consumption patterns, face recognition...
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Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (2): 188–202.
Published: 01 July 2013
... the gap between the epistemic and ethic with a transcendental illusion, a bridge that suspends two irreconcilable spaces bound by the fantasy that clouds the contingency of their connection. And when we subordinate the arts to grand narrative, we categorize it according to the institutional reactions...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (2): 132–150.
Published: 01 July 2014
... relationship with computer technology, see Turner 2008 . 2 O’Neill does insert the caveat that “Nothing in our solar system is truly unlimited, of course” ( 1978 : 33). 1 For a contemporary assessment of O’Neill’s projects, see Heppenheimer 1977 . More recently, O’Neill’s work is discussed...