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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 (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...
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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 (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 Environmentality...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (3): 389–403.
Published: 01 November 2014
..., an 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...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (3): 333–346.
Published: 01 November 2021
... 1876” condenses in the spectral figure of George Hearst, a tyrannical mining and media magnate who descends on Deadwood to seize and consolidate the area's gold mining rights. When community leaders Al Swearengen and Seth Bullock rise up to resist Hearst, he wields the cybernetic grid of Discourse...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (1): 97–119.
Published: 01 March 2012
... 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 synthesized McLuhan's ideas on electronic media, the futurist...
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Cultural Politics (2022) 18 (2): 271–273.
Published: 01 July 2022
... their bodily functions to “dominating” their body through intrusive forms of bio-engineering” (109). Alphin shows how the cyberpunk genre has long explored the fusion between the human and cybernetic by offering us dystopic visions of enhanced human subjects who appear faster, stronger, and more resilient than...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (2): 145–162.
Published: 01 July 2021
... to come after Gestell , but without Heidegger himself being able to conceive how this question, which for him concerned the fate of cybernetics as the final stage of metaphysics, must also be conceived in relation to the second law of thermodynamics, in relation to the entropic character of cybernetics...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (2): 260–274.
Published: 01 July 2015
... that new information technologies are part of a wider accelerative thrust in advanced societies, a trajectory that is in turn giving rise to new timeless and spaceless forms of social existence ( Toffler 1970 ). In this regard, it is Virilio’s philosophical stance in relation to contemporary cybernetic...
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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (2): 275–280.
Published: 01 July 2018
... to 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
... (2017), however, Mark Feather-stone sees value in ruins, and makes use of this “ruin value” opportunity to imagine a new “minor” utopianism. Featherstone targets the dystopia that has been wrought by neoliberalism’s relentless cybernetic machinism that, focusing on the circulation of abstract value...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (2): 311–320.
Published: 01 July 2011
... not 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 known...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (1): 1–20.
Published: 01 March 2014
.... One of the few discussions of the gadget appears in the work of Jean Baudrillard, who provides a prescient vision of its cybernetic future. In this article I want to extend this vision to explore the contemporary digital gadget. In particular, I want to argue that its success is related to its role...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (2): 210–221.
Published: 01 July 2015
... politics, which I take to be concerned with the impact of technological disappearance on the human, who is destroyed by processes of technoendo-colonization. In his work the very best-case scenario is that the human will be transformed into a kind of cybernetic phantom, a disembodied avatar that inhabits...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (3): 399–412.
Published: 01 November 2012
... 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 Enzensberger's eyes best embodies...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (2): 201–209.
Published: 01 July 2015
... contributions seek to “reposition” Virilio ethically beyond the “squared horizon”—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...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (1): 92–101.
Published: 01 March 2021
..., digital, social. It is a problem of cybernetics. It is an issue of control and just what mix of authoritarian control, self-control, and out-of-control (in both senses) we will end up living with. The many can end the authoritarian control of the few if we control ourselves, while at the same time...
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Cultural Politics (2022) 18 (3): 473–479.
Published: 01 November 2022
..., as it was conceived within the cybernetic sciences in the mid-twentieth century, mirrors capital's structural logic of value as it has been understood by Marxist thinkers including Moishe Postone and Alfred Sohn-Rethel. For the cyberneticians, digitality was the abstraction of an analogue reality into discrete...
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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (3): 365–378.
Published: 01 November 2005
... 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 administration's well-known mantra about...