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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (2): 234–245.
Published: 01 July 2015
... incarnates Virilio’s vision machine, and RoboCop the cyborg, a victim of the cybernetics revolution whose particular “original accident”—the regressive potential that Virilio (2007) says corresponds to every technology and the possibilities it creates—is to remain vulnerable to the resurgence of the human...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (3): 389–403.
Published: 01 November 2014
... opportunity for queuers to be monetized. The intellectual origins of these queuing systems in cybernetics theory are considered here, and the economics of queue-jumping are addressed. A case study examines Stansted Airport in London, designed by the well-known architectural firm Foster Associates and...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (3): 443–464.
Published: 01 November 2012
... computing emblematizes, this essay analyzes the connections between the interrelated histories of cybernetics, computing, and distributed networks and the emerging economic models that ubiquitous networked computing facilitates. © 2012 Duke University Press 2012 cloud computing networks...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (1): 41–58.
Published: 01 March 2011
...Philipp Von Hilgers The “black box” has become a common term for diverse kinds of opacities of modern society often at odds with values of enlightenment and transparency. Investigating the history of the black box one discovers that at a time when cybernetics was seen as the leading science, an...
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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (2): 153–173.
Published: 01 July 2018
... and of thinking. The process of cybernetization initiated around 1900—and the process of computerization since 1950 in particular—culminating in the becoming-environmental of computation, is to be understood as a time of environmentalization, that forces us into the new power/knowledge complex of...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (1): 97–119.
Published: 01 March 2012
... 1971a : ix). While many on the left were suspicious of technology, the video activists embraced it, finding inspiration in another philosophy, pioneered by Stewart Brand and developed by Gillette, Ryan, and Shamberg and best described as “cybernetic McLuhanism.” Emerging out of the counterculture, it...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (2): 311–320.
Published: 01 July 2011
... by individual sovereigns, nor itemized and hierarchical disciplinary institutions, but by atomized, free-floating control – primarily executed though computers and other self-organizing cybernetic systems – and an associated logic of social organization that is isomorphic with the mode now widely...
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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (2): 275–280.
Published: 01 July 2018
... probe the geologic materiality of media. Erich Hörl’s recently edited book General Ecology: A New Ecological Paradigm (2017) assembles a range of essays that, following the insights of Félix Guattari, explore the philosophical, historical, and cybernetic idioms through which technospheres constitute...
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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (3): 327–343.
Published: 01 November 2018
... dystopia that has been wrought by neoliberalism’s relentless cybernetic machinism that, focusing on the circulation of abstract value and holding humanity at ransom through indebtedness, has managed to smother human potential so severely that only ruined traces are left. In this dystopian landscape, where...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (2): 260–274.
Published: 01 July 2015
... philosophical stance in relation to contemporary cybernetic technologies that is deemed to be especially informative. More specifically, from this vantage point it is alleged that Virilio observes how information and communication technologies are facilitating a new and heightened form of the mass mobilization...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (2): 201–209.
Published: 01 July 2015
...”—seeing in resistance to cybernetic modernity an ontological humanism inspired by the “theological turn” of recent Continental philosophy or another type of humanism derived from a Lyotardian “inhuman,” itself a return to the source of a sublime sentiment that challenges the propaganda of progress. In...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (3): 399–412.
Published: 01 November 2012
... aspirations. Seated in the upper echelons of the governmental security apparatus, administrators, their minds colonized by new data-processing capabilities, were pursuing their grand dream of a “cybernetically controlled friction-free society” ( Enzensberger 1982 : 91). Not surprisingly, the man who in...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (2): 210–221.
Published: 01 July 2015
... psychopathology, are reflections of Virilio s (2000 , 2008 , 2009 ) cybernetic person and Stiegler’s disindividual (2010, 2011b, 2012), who similarly lose their identities before a form of technological extension that paradoxically envelops them, leading to a state of technocultural claustrophobia. Thus the...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (1): 1–20.
Published: 01 March 2014
... might be. By the early millennium, Baudrillard’s claim that “everything is becoming gadgetry” seemed justifiable. With an emerging world of always-on connections, his claim of a new cybernetic imaginary based on the “absolute interrelatedness of the world” also appeared prescient. The...
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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (1): 101–118.
Published: 01 March 2005
..., have been developed in the university and have been designed, as the dictates of cybernetic theory prescribe, to transfer information as quickly and efficiently as possible and with minimal interference or noise from any source. The culture of computer programming consequently developed with no...
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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (3): 365–378.
Published: 01 November 2005
... of emotion. In a global regime of interactivity, gone are the days of active political debate and of a search for real political solutions to collective dilemmas. The media create an event less than they interrupt the programmed cybernetic normality of everyday life. Parodying the Bush...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (2): 296–300.
Published: 01 July 2015
... future, Noys accuses it of being nostalgic of earlier times, such as futurism but also communist accelerationism, cybernetic (Landian) accelerationism, and apocalyptic or terminal accelerationism. “The nostalgia of accelerationism suggests, I think, the difficulty in engaging with the problem of labor...
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Cultural Politics (2006) 2 (2): 225–244.
Published: 01 July 2006
...John Armitage © BERG 2006 PRINTED IN THE UK 2006 An American cyberculture theorist and political activist, Chris Hables Gray was born in 1953 in Bishop, California. Gray is chiefly associated with the concept of the cybernetic organism or cyborg in addition to ideas regarding...
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Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (2): 121–135.
Published: 01 July 2019
... totalitarian convergence of time toward a single world time that dominates local time through the socialization of cybernetic control and surveillance ( Virilio and Armitage 1999 : 38; Armitage 2012 : 71–94). Virilio was a cultural and political thinker who gave highest significance not to developments...
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Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (3): 331–342.
Published: 01 November 2019
... “cybernetic Brave New World.” As Echols (2002 : 106) writes, these accusations bring to light how Firestone “provoked and revealed an enormous cultural anxiety about who would provide the caretaking were women to stop being ‘women.’ ” These are not the same anxieties provoked by trans-feminism, but they are...