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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (3): 376–388.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Geoffrey Winthrop-Young This article offers an introduction to the German concept of Kulturtechniken (cultural techniques), with a special focus on the term’s multilayered semantic career, as well as on the way old notions of Kultur are at play in the concept. The expansion of the concept...
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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (3): 289–303.
Published: 01 November 2018
... modernity that players desire and produce but that is everywhere complicated by the very conditions of its production. Drawing on the work of Bernhard Siegert, Svetlana Boym, Raymond Williams, James C. Scott, and Chandra Mukerji, we consider the block-, grid-, and code-level cultural techniques associated...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (2): 259–262.
Published: 01 July 2017
..., most notably, the “media archaeology” approach advocated by Jussi Parikka, in English, or Wolfgang Ernst, in translation, or the concept of “cultural techniques” developed by theorists like Bernhard Siegert and Krämer herself. What unites these distinct, recently translated works is that they don’t...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (2): 145–161.
Published: 01 July 2015
...John W. P. Phillips Taking as a starting point the challenge in finding ways of treating autoimmune disorders, this article constructs a hypothetical frame for enquiry that explores the connections between bioscience and, in a different register, the techniques of cultural memory. Putting...
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Cultural Politics (2022) 18 (1): 12–27.
Published: 01 March 2022
... the development of new skills, techniques, and capacities in an entirely other domain, of nonwork or fun. The fact that fun, pleasure, and self-making relied on cultures of enterprise, empowerment, and aspiration also brings into view some of the contradictions at stake in neoliberal India. Srila.Roy...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (1): 100–110.
Published: 01 March 2015
... . The act of making this division or mark is a cultural technique that, in middle voice fashion, crafts the subject performing the act into a different kind of subject, in both grammatical and ontological senses. In an essay on the German traditions of thought surrounding Kulturtechnik , Geoff Winthrop...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (3): 310–331.
Published: 01 November 2016
... . Cultural Techniques: Grids, Filter, Doors, and Other Articulations of the Real . Translated by Winthrop-Young Geoffrey . New York : Fordham University Press . Solomon Frank Niño-Murcia Mercedes . 2011 . The Lettered Mountain: A Peruvian Village’s Way With Writing . Durham, NC...
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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (3): 407–409.
Published: 01 November 2018
... practices. After establishing that lists are materially bound up in the cultural production and circulation of commodities, he then examines the administrative power of lists as a technique of governmentality. The epistemological authority of statistics, for example, relies on a certain facticity that Young...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (3): 279–292.
Published: 01 November 2016
... with materials and what types of things these materials enable—a discussion Mattern extends to Bernhard Siegert’s notion of cultural techniques: these are techniques that, both symbolically and in material design, draw spatial, temporal, and conceptual boundaries, including between culture and nature, between...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (1): 23–31.
Published: 01 March 2016
... in Classical Weimar between Culture and Commerce ). Cologne : Böhlau . Winthrop-Young Geoffrey . 2014 . “ The Kultur of Cultural Techniques: Conceptual Inertia and the Parasitic Materialities of Ontologization .” Cultural Politics 10 ( 3 ): 373 – 88 . Wurst Karin , 2005...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (2): 227–249.
Published: 01 July 2017
... in ways that are decidedly nonvisual; most modes of computation are impossible to visualize in any but the most reductive manner. Excavating infrastructural frames helps to render institutions and industry, paperwork and machinery, and cultural techniques and technical artifacts on the same plane...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 March 2017
... in his wake, is beyond doubt. It is no coincidence that one of the best analyses of the considerable strengths (and weaknesses) of his media-theoretical contributions, Sybille Krämer’s essay “The Cultural Techniques of Time Axis Manipulation: On Friedrich Kittler’s Conception of Media,” is a close...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (3): 293–309.
Published: 01 November 2016
... the standards of the communications industries. I track through the process of mineral extraction in order to make two points. First, thermal techniques are operations that produce a division, a cut, in initially heterogeneous matter. The observation that the elements of culture are pyrotechnically...
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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (2): 225–243.
Published: 01 July 2018
... of the lab) to a covert collusion between capitalism and the avant-garde further elaborates the shifts we have tried to trace here. Experimentation is a cultural technique that dominates the nineteenth and twentieth centuries in ways that cannot be delinked from technology, the various measuring and tracing...
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Cultural Politics (2022) 18 (3): 275–286.
Published: 01 November 2022
..., other female muses including Brünnhilde—provided the input, and the circuits of a male-dominated meaning industry, processed the output and fed it back into the cultural techniques of education. Kittler, then, hears the Rheingold prelude as a piece of early sound engineering that simulates...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (3): 361–375.
Published: 01 November 2015
... Bernhard . 2015 . Cultural Techniques: Grids, Filters, Doors, and Other Articulations of the Real . Translated by Winthrop-Young Geoffrey . New York : Fordham University Press . Speer Albert . 1970 . Inside the Third Reich . Translated by Winston Richard Winston Clara...
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Cultural Politics (2010) 6 (2): 237–252.
Published: 01 July 2010
... technology, reduced to a mere phase of labor, and culture, which has not understood what a machine is and what role that machine should have. Du Mode d'existence des objets techniques , Simondon's “com ple-mentary” thesis for the degree of Doctorat d'État, is indisputably the author's classic work...
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Cultural Politics (2010) 6 (2): 133–156.
Published: 01 July 2010
... and techniques specifically dedicated to support memory, which Stiegler calls “mnemotechnics,” from imaging to storytelling to writing to the digital database, are a specialization of the memorial aspect of every tool. No cultural transmission, or innovation, no historical, political, or philosophical...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (3): 415–419.
Published: 01 November 2014
...’ of digital media are defined by the particular software as opposed to solely being contained in the actual content (i.e., inside digital files)” (152). Software is a technique, but it can be understood as a design-oriented epistemology, as well, a keyhole to the media cultural reality that defines our...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (3): 333–346.
Published: 01 November 2021
... communication in America.” Arguably just as important as the electromagnetic technology used to transmit the messages were the cultural techniques used to encrypt and decode them. Morse code, a system of dashes and dots, was devised as the first mainstream binary code and popular form of data compression...