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Cultural Politics (1 July 2018) 14 (2): 275–280.
Published: 01 July 2018
...Ned Rossiter Finite Media: Environmental Implications of Digital Technologies , by Cubitt Sean , Durham, NC : Duke University Press , 2017 , 256 pages, $84.95 (hardcover), ISBN 978-0-8223-6281-4 , $23.95 (paperback), ISBN 978-0-8223-6292-0 © 2018 Duke University Press 2018 While...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2017) 13 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 March 2017
... finite set a given symbol is part of). Rather, the determining feature is substitutability within the set. It is internal switchability enabled by empty spaces. Yes, this is an essay about time, but one must never forget that it is spatialization that enables media, including the “pre-technical...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2005) 1 (3): 295–316.
Published: 01 November 2005
... invention of friction is the foundational event of earthly, finite, life. As Žižek explains, the Fall was already written into God's divine plan. Due to this situation it then follows that humans can only become free when they realize their own unfreedom, when they realize their own finitude and thus assume...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2006) 2 (3): 281–298.
Published: 01 November 2006
... to know that we construct what we claim to know. Since he thinks that, for purposes of knowledge, the construction must be a priori, he has no way to account for how finite human beings in fact know the world they experience and themselves. An important partial solution is provided by the idea of...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2009) 5 (1): 139–144.
Published: 01 March 2009
..., concluding that film cameras and projectors themselves resemble the assembly line, and, furthermore, film is a form of money, because, like money, film “circulates” in the projector. Why we should accept this, I do not see. In a finite world, after all, almost everything can be said to circulate, from the...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2014) 10 (3): 404–414.
Published: 01 November 2014
... regard not just because Blanqui’s theory of eternal return in L’eternité par les astres ( Eternity according to the Stars ; [1872] 2009), written during one of his many periods of imprisonment, speculates on the relation between the finite and the infinite and on the repetition of the same across time...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2009) 5 (3): 335–358.
Published: 01 November 2009
... logic of competition and accumulation whereby new markets (in space) constantly needed to be found, and the development of increasingly efficient technologies (in time) had to be developed ( Hassan 2008 ). A profound contradiction for capitalism, however, is that physical space is finite, and the rhythm...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2015) 11 (2): 260–274.
Published: 01 July 2015
... the absolute maximum, the universe the contracted maximum, the divine in finite form where the human is the highest manifestation of this contraction, the point where the universe and divinity connect and relate. Virilio’s humanism is exactly of this character. In Virilio’s thought a divine conception...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2014) 10 (1): 21–39.
Published: 01 March 2014
... between birth and death at times as linear, at other times as circular. What matters here, however, is less the particular “shape” that time takes than that we all exist in time: birth and death are markers of our temporality, reminders of the finite nature of our existence. On a most fundamental level...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2006) 2 (2): 213–224.
Published: 01 July 2006
... abilities within finite scenarios. The situations may be artificial, the dialogue less than spontaneous, and the gamers may merely be doing what the producers tell them. All this is perfectly of a piece with a reality which is itself an artificial arena, where everyone is already a gamer, waiting for their...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2014) 10 (3): 275–286.
Published: 01 November 2014
... externalize the costs of production, so that the market need only account for the costs of distribution and consumption. A large part of those costs are to be borne by the free labor of creation ( Fuchs 2009 )—quite possibly a finite resource—employed by the major online enterprises and increasingly in other...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2012) 8 (3): 385–397.
Published: 01 November 2012
... capital. According to prognoses made by DASA [the Defense Atomic Support Agency] (which, as the successor to the Peenemünde Army Research Center, should know what it's talking about), the world's oil wells are as calculable as they are finite. Despite all drilling ventures (such as underneath the shelf...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2014) 10 (2): 132–150.
Published: 01 July 2014
... obtained within it. And as resources would no longer be finite, this in turn opened a discourse of, as O’Neill put it, consumption “without guilt” ( O’Neill 1977b : 13) and also of a benign colonialism that did not displace others and that — to judge from Edward S. Curtis’s inner cover to Brand’s Space...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2018) 14 (1): 95–108.
Published: 01 March 2018
... meaningless and empty.” In both cases, there is a sense of pain attached to the sublime. We are finite, and there are forms and forces out there that we cannot hope to represent through our fallible, precarious senses. Yet this is not the end of the story for Kant. While the sublime first gives the...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2018) 14 (2): 174–197.
Published: 01 July 2018
... Eiffel Tower. The monumental statue announced the political ambitions of the modern Cuban state. On the other hand, La República possessed an agency of her own. Following the conceits of new materialist philosophy, and Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari’s model of the assemblage as an ad hoc and finite...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2011) 7 (3): 409–430.
Published: 01 November 2011
... represent the thing(s), like so-called “real” natural and/or artificial systems, that they simplify. The “real” system is framed and finite. Typically, modelization is a form of representation. The thing/system(s) models represent are more complex than representational simplifications of them. Nonetheless...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2015) 11 (2): 246–259.
Published: 01 July 2015
... and data bits turned into physical content. Virilio (2009) sets a particular political context for contemporary children, the dromospheric generation, which he describes as the “grey ecology.” The finiteness of this world is played out multiple times in films of apocalypse, in video games, and in...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2015) 11 (2): 275–292.
Published: 01 July 2015
... exceeds the entities it relates in the direction of the infinitesimal. In this way the relation is not defined by finite points of determination or integration but is determined elsewhere, where these points are part of a field of changes, tendencies, and vectors ( de Landa 1991 ). Penelope Harvey (2012...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2013) 9 (3): 280–295.
Published: 01 November 2013
... matter to light and image, new forms of pollution are also created: that of space-time, as past, present, and future are conflated ( Virilio 1997 : 22). Thus, in addition to ecological concerns about the depletion of biodiversity and the plundering of finite planetary resources, we must also contend with...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2009) 5 (1): 73–96.
Published: 01 March 2009
... continually elicits” (Badiou 2004a: 123) . In Ethics , the truthfulness of the encyclopaedia’s merely finite, equivocal knowledge is that from which the infinite (eternal) truth of the event is subtracted (Badiou 2001: 70) . An event may curtail (negative) endless encyclopaedic equivocality by transforming...