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Cultural Politics (1 March 2014) 10 (1): 1–20.
Published: 01 March 2014
... objects, through to its incorporation of electronics and its contemporary success. Building upon Jean Baudrillard’s analysis, the article explores how digital technology has changed the gadget’s nature and capacities. It argues that the digital gadget’s success lies in its hyperfunctionality, hyperludic...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2015) 11 (2): 246–259.
Published: 01 July 2015
... technologies, in particular focusing on the digital child (“digi-child”) as the model information worker whose operational skills of “transmission” through game play are producing the material grounds of the future by transmitting energy in the dromoeconomy. © 2015 Duke University Press 2015 chronopolitics...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2005) 1 (1): 119–134.
Published: 01 March 2005
... infringement regarding a sampled image). Garnett explains her sense of the continued relevance and critical potential of art in light of these challenges, specifically the uses of painting in an age of mass production and digital technology. © BERG 2005 PRINTED IN THE UK 2005 I am crazy for images. I spend...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2010) 6 (3): 287–302.
Published: 01 November 2010
...) , adapting a term from Freud, called “systems of inscription” ( Aufschreibsysteme ) which organize the means for storing, processing, and addressing data. With the advent of digital technology there has been a dramatic reliance on technology in the service of the interplay of secrecy and transparency, as new...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 391–393.
Published: 01 November 2017
..., thoughts, and feelings are essential to living a fully human life, and today more information is shared than at any other time in history, often in the form of a “digital exhaust” of which we may be only dimly aware. Might this communication be damaging to our physical, mental, and social lives? David Hill...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2017) 13 (2): 202–226.
Published: 01 July 2017
.... Copyright © 2017 Duke University Press 2017 Indonesia media change digital technologies communicative capitalism consumerism In the 2014 Indonesian presidential elections, popular music played an important role in the campaign of the victorious candidate, Djoko Widodo (Djokowi), revealing the new ways...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2012) 8 (1): 163–166.
Published: 01 March 2012
...Kostas Maronitis Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other , by Turkle Sherry , New York : Basic Books , 2011 , 360 pages , $28.95/£18.99 (hardcover) , ISBN 978-0-465-01021-9 © 2012 Duke University Press 2012 The sweeping celebration of social media...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2018) 14 (2): 225–243.
Published: 01 July 2018
... recently been rebooted for the digital age, while CAVS is celebrated by MIT as the progenitor of its contemporary successes in media and technology research. Technology, once again, we are told, will relieve us from drudgery, accelerate the realization of our desires, and deliver us from dangers formed out...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2016) 12 (2): 233–252.
Published: 01 July 2016
...Josef Nguyen This analysis of Make , a US parenting magazine, focuses on how the periodical attempts to democratize science and technology through do-it-yourself (DIY) politics by rendering it a problem of child-rearing. Positioning the magazine within a broader context of contemporary interest in...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2008) 4 (2): 133–154.
Published: 01 July 2008
... ecological footprint of digital media is heavy, and it is utterly dependent on electrical and telecoms infrastructures. Battery technologies have been absurdly slow to develop. It is only with the growing demands of a highly mobile corporate elite for the power-hungry devices required for increasingly...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2010) 6 (2): 181–199.
Published: 01 July 2010
... discrete, digitalized memory (2009: 45–51). For Stiegler, accordingly, the present financial and economic crises confirm that decline in the rate of profit has not been overcome (as neoliberals believe) and that the intense model of consumerism based on the hypermnesic technologies has critical limits...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2010) 6 (3): 331–356.
Published: 01 November 2010
...Lincoln Dahlberg Cyber-libertarian discourse has recently made a “come-back” in popular technology and academic discussions about the democratic potential of “Web 2.0.” here, becoming a digital citizen means becoming an autonomous and creative “do-it-yourself citizen-consumer.” This paper...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2014) 10 (3): 354–375.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Niels van Doorn In this essay, I introduce the figure of the “neoliberal subject of value” to explore the affective ambiguities of what Tiziana Terranova has termed “free labor,” or the voluntary, unwaged, and exploited activities that generate the digital data, content, and connections central to...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2014) 10 (3): 275–286.
Published: 01 November 2014
... contradiction at the heart of Western rationalism. Like Charvet, ecotopian technocrats imagine a world without the dire consequences of scientific exploration and present the advanced media technologies of their respective epochs, chromolithography and digital media, as consumer solutions to political problems...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2005) 1 (1): 101–118.
Published: 01 March 2005
...Mark Poster Hardt and Negri’s Empire contains dystopian gestures toward information technology. In this essay I examine these aspects of their important work, without ignoring their more positive understandings of the topic. I hope to sustain three arguments about networked digital information...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2018) 14 (3): 304–326.
Published: 01 November 2018
..., conferences, books, and articles, both inside and outside academia. There is, it is generally implied, something especially timely about this resurgence. It is reported that the essayistic form particularly appeals to digital natives, equipped as they are with a new visual literacy and technological...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2014) 10 (3): 251–261.
Published: 01 November 2014
... social media, a place where anyone can participate in discussion and follow news if they have an Internet connection or smartphone” ( Donkin 2013 ). Idle No More is only the latest movement to use digital technology integrally. In many ways, labels such as Arab Spring, Occupy, Los Indignados, and Idle No...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2017) 13 (2): 156–176.
Published: 01 July 2017
...Grant Bollmer; Katherine Guinness This essay draws on the work of Edmund Husserl and Maurice Merleau-Ponty, among others, to examine the relational politics of the selfie in digital culture. It argues that the selfie should be thought of not as the documentation of a “self” but as a practice that...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2009) 5 (2): 199–228.
Published: 01 July 2009
... the imagination of the supposed inherent favorableness of technologies urge such intellectuals and activists to work toward goals of access for all or breaching the digital divide. Paradoxically though, the capitalist production that is the result of such endeavors facilitates the increasing...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2016) 12 (1): 83–97.
Published: 01 March 2016
... shall address in more detail shortly, somehow manage to circumvent, or perhaps short-circuit, the accepted pathways of luxury production and consumption. Rapidly accelerating developments in the way luxury is produced utilizing digital and other technologies are matched by its consumption, as luxury...