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Cultural Politics (1 November 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 (1 March 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trope of the “posthuman” has emerged, it is because under the present conditions the human itself is about to become an outdated, obsolete, or—in Günther Anders’s words—“antiquated being...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 (1 March 2012) 8 (1): 97–119.
Published: 01 March 2012
... ( Benkler 2006 : 179). What caused this change was the ongoing development and success of digital technologies. The increasing capacities of personal computers, the popular takeoff of networked computing, the digitalization of the major media forms, and the commercial success of personal, connected, digital...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2016) 12 (3): 279–292.
Published: 01 November 2016
..., 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 1 modernity since the nineteenth century ( Jones 2016) , air pollution and smog, soils...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2012) 8 (3): 359–360.
Published: 01 November 2012
... 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 as...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2014) 10 (3): 275–286.
Published: 01 November 2014
... “smart” electricity handled over wire telecom systems, the principle 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...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2007) 3 (1): 95–122.
Published: 01 March 2007
... speed of computing doubles about every two years, while the cost remains about the same.” Smaller, cheaper, better technology: the multiplying grains of rice that will finally overbalance the chessboard. James Gleick fills his book with data and anecdotes that reinforce the truism of our age: we, more...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2018) 14 (2): 275–280.
Published: 01 July 2018
... 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). Theoretically...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 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...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 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 (1 November 2013) 9 (3): 280–295.
Published: 01 November 2013
...’ 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 and investors. The...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2009) 5 (1): 98–117.
Published: 01 March 2009
... Clifford Geertz (1973: 44) has proposed that “culture is best seen not as complexes of concrete behavior patterns – customs, usages, traditions, habit clusters – as has, by and large, been the case up to now, but as a set of control mechanisms – plans, recipes, rules, instructions (what computer engineers...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2014) 10 (3): 354–375.
Published: 01 November 2014
... affective ambiguities, which index both the aspirations and exhaustion of competitive value-generating sociality. © 2014 Duke University Press 2014 value labor neoliberalism subjectivity social media The recent exponential growth of digital data and its increasingly cloud-based modes of production...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2018) 14 (2): 225–243.
Published: 01 July 2018
... Bell Labs and CTO of Nokia, in his 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...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2009) 5 (2): 179–198.
Published: 01 July 2009
... 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 that an understanding...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2010) 6 (3): 287–302.
Published: 01 November 2010
... development of a stable progressive system of delusions, without marked mental deterioration, clouding of consciousness or involvement of the coherence of thought” (cited in Dowbiggin 2000: 34 ). Though Canetti stops short of analyzing Schreber's own attempts to vindicate himself later in life, these appeals...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2014) 10 (2): 132–150.
Published: 01 July 2014
... of the Whole Earth Catalog — whose editor Stewart Brand would so enthusiastically embrace the space colonies idea — envisaged his Cloud 9 project. Here, Fuller imagined vast, floating, geodesic spheres containing cities borne aloft by the temperature differential between interior and exterior...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 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 (1 March 2012) 8 (1): 1–43.
Published: 01 March 2012
... easily traced to be sent to everyone on an individual's personal mailing list (London police were negotiating with BlackBerry corporation officials to see if they could gain access to user messages, while hackers warned BlackBerry that they would attack its computer systems and personnel if they...