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Cultural Politics (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...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 March 2017
... in mind something defined by its ability to refer to something beyond itself (more precisely, beyond the 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...
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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (3): 295–316.
Published: 01 November 2005
.... When Benjamin relates capitalism to Hell he connects the material to the theological and makes the finite infinite (possibility of action) and the infinite finite (messianic is material). The precondition for this conflation of opposites, and the emergence of the lightning strike of possibility...
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Cultural Politics (2006) 2 (3): 281–298.
Published: 01 November 2006
... on Sellars’ concept of the space of reasons. See, for recent discussion, Millar (2004) . For a similar recent effort to work out a theory of action for finite human beings without regard to Sellars, see Weirich (2004) . 2. Recent philosophical discussion has focused strongly on the difference...
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Cultural Politics (2022) 18 (3): 351–366.
Published: 01 November 2022
... of investment, of exploitation and reinvestment . . . , on the other hand the actual infinite, the one by which a finite existence accedes, as finite, to the infinite of a sense or of a value that is its most proper sense and value. Infinity, in other words, is to be found not only on the side...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (1): 135–137.
Published: 01 March 2020
... is in relation to environmentalism. That is, consumerism spawns false needs and false consciousness, disregards the reality of a finite material world in pursuit of ever-expanding markets and profits, and compensates for exploitation and alienation by offering seemingly limitless (but unsatisfying) consumption...
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Cultural Politics (2023) 19 (3): 297–317.
Published: 01 November 2023
...): we have a finite surface, finite biochemical-mineral combinations, and a finite amount of water ever circulating in the hydrologic cycle. This finitude is one means by which a horizon might be lost. Another is found in the exoplanetary ring of satellites surveilling the earth at all times...
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Cultural Politics (2022) 18 (3): 459–472.
Published: 01 November 2022
.../N018567/1). References Belanger Pierre . 2017 . Landscape as Infrastructure: A Base Primer . London : Routledge . Bratton Benjamin . 2019 . The Terraforming . Moscow : Strelka . Cubitt Sean . 2017 . Finite Media: Environmental Implications of Digital Technologies...
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Cultural Politics (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...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (3): 404–414.
Published: 01 November 2014
... 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 and space...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (2): 260–274.
Published: 01 July 2015
... illuminated, as can be seen in Christ as “light of the world”—“the true human condition,” the human as both God and human, the God-human that has been corrupted by voluntarism. God here is the absolute maximum, the universe the contracted maximum, the divine in finite form where the human is the highest...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (2): 145–162.
Published: 01 July 2021
... such as Symbolic Misery (two volumes), Stiegler shows that tertiary retention is the basis of the “detachability” of the drives, which are not instincts precisely thanks to this detachability (see esp. Stiegler 2015 : chaps. 1 and 4). While the drives always end in the satisfaction of finite aims, through...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (1): 21–39.
Published: 01 March 2014
... 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, Life in a Day...
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Cultural Politics (2009) 5 (3): 335–358.
Published: 01 November 2009
... (in time) had to be developed ( Hassan 2008 ). A profound contradiction for capitalism, however, is that physical space is finite, and the rhythm of the clock, upon which the system is based, is inflexible and unchanging ( Thrift 1996 ). David Harvey articulated the playing out of this immanent crisis...
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Cultural Politics (2006) 2 (2): 213–224.
Published: 01 July 2006
... their 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...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (3): 275–286.
Published: 01 November 2014
... is to 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 (2012) 8 (3): 385–397.
Published: 01 November 2012
... oil wells are as calculable as they are finite. Despite all drilling ventures (such as underneath the shelf off Namibia), we will not come across any deposits equal to those of Saudi Arabia or Iraq. (It is no coincidence that in 1941 a few German Messerschmitts were ordered to support the short-lived...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (2): 246–259.
Published: 01 July 2015
... 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 other screen-based media, where one of the most popular genres is horror, a horror of the world. Play directs the digi-child away from presence...
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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (1): 95–108.
Published: 01 March 2018
... of purposiveness. Indeed, there is a profound feeling of contra-purposiveness that forces us to ask the question “why did that hurricane have to happen?” Or, when staring up at the universe, “it all seems so meaningless and empty.” In both cases, there is a sense of pain attached to the sublime. We are finite...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (2): 275–292.
Published: 01 July 2015
... set points, we think of the continuum as the space of relation as differential that 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...