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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 (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 (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 (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
...-nielsen-comscore-online-video-numbers . Rosen Jay . 2006 “ The People Formerly Known as the Audience .” PressThink (blog) , June 27, journalism.nyu.edu/pubzone/weblogs/pressthink/2006/06/27/ppl_frmr.html . Ryan Paul . 1973 . Birth, Death, and Cybernation: Cybernetics of the Sacred...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (2): 145–162.
Published: 01 July 2021
... 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 that becomes a market of information, and in relation...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (2): 260–274.
Published: 01 July 2015
... of disincarnation—it is the separation of the human from its divine source . Virilio, in reinterpreting Neoplatonic metaphysical insights and deploying them in the context of a radically changed social cosmos—the militaristic technosphere of contemporary cybernetic modernity—reveals contemporary modernity...
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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
... with Lucifer, rather than against Him, and even if we were to be successful, then His ghost too will be hovering among the living, haunting them with images of absolute sovereignty. This means that, on the one hand, the dystopian cybernetic machine that Featherstone is at pains to analyze...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (2): 311–320.
Published: 01 July 2011
... be found in The Exploit , but in the context of the preceding essays it is forceful – in particular, their assertion that under the conditions of a cybernetic society “[n]othing ‘becomes’, but instead everything is parsed ” serves as a strong counterpoint to the Deleuzian terminology that prevails...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (1): 1–20.
Published: 01 March 2014
..., trapping us in a Moebian cybernetic loop of endless responses and replies. Arguably, these products originated in play. The iPad owes much to Alan Kay’s idea for a touch-tablet “Dynabook.” Kay’s essay “A Personal Computer for Children of All Ages” (1972) opens with a picture of two children playing...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (2): 210–221.
Published: 01 July 2015
... (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 screen opens everything up to them...
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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
... to thrive or that make them die. Because viruses do propagate, and they do die out within systems: biological, 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...
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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...
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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (1): 101–118.
Published: 01 March 2005
... ,” Rethinking Marxism 13 (3–4) : 236 – 43 . Hayles N.K. ( 1999 ), How We Became Posthuman: Virtual Bodies in Cybernetics, Literature, and Informatics , Chicago : University of Chicago Press . Johnson S. ( 2001 ), Emergence: The Connected Lives of Ants, Brains, Cities, and Software...
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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...