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Cultural Politics (1 March 2018) 14 (1): 63–77.
Published: 01 March 2018
... observed in elite, and other, lives. Luxury enclosure of elites suggests related problems on the horizons of the mass distribution and experience of immersive technologies. © 2018 Duke University Press 2018 luxury enclosure mimesis immersive technologies The study of luxury has most commonly...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2018) 14 (2): 225–243.
Published: 01 July 2018
..., cloud based creative software platforms, sophisticated digital image capture devices, and immersive, large scale digital displays or head-mounted VR goggles, art and technology are becoming truly coupled, or perhaps even symbiotic.” The “time to EAT,” writes Weldon, “has come” ( EAT 2016 ). Interest...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2011) 7 (3): 391–408.
Published: 01 November 2011
... form than the media technologies of television, with a height-ened, even “ecstatic” dimension of interactivity that is based upon immersion, immanence, and immediacy, and which is marked by the invention and embrace of a progressively artificial reality. Still, while this does not entirely negate...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2014) 10 (1): 40–61.
Published: 01 March 2014
... centered upon a key Baudrillardian term, seduction , either in its “hot” (Don Juan) form or in its “cold” ludic form. When viewed from the perspective of immersive, immediate, and immanent forms of distance-abolishing media (such as smartphones and GPS), the summer sex scandals of 2011 instantiate shifts...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2007) 3 (3): 357–380.
Published: 01 November 2007
...Henk Oosterling In my contribution, I adopt Sloterdijk’s analysis of globalization as the megalomaneous or “hyperpolitical” installing of a total work of art ( Gesamtkunstwerk ). I rephrase his threefold (energetical, informational, and epistemological) “explicitation” of man’s radical immersion in...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2014) 10 (3): 251–261.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Chris Hables Gray; Ángel J. Gordo There are important differences in how information technology is used in military and social-movement cultures. Militaries use social media in the Human Terrain model and security-police mode for quantifying and controlling social space, in order to meet low...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2016) 12 (1): 83–97.
Published: 01 March 2016
... physical retail spaces with interactive changing rooms and immersive shopping environments, suggests that digital technologies have, in fact, provided yet more opportunities to sell more goods to more customers. The use of RFID (radio frequency identification) is becoming increasingly commonplace, allowing...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2015) 11 (2): 260–274.
Published: 01 July 2015
... social participation is given a peculiarly twentieth-century inflection in Virilio’s work in that for him it has now become intensified by technology’s emergence as the primary material basis for an ontology of total immersion. For Virilio, in the contemporary era, the era of the triumph of the...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2016) 12 (3): 380–390.
Published: 01 November 2016
... only support the idea of a nature-culture continuum but also provide the philosophical grounding for technological mediation to be defined not as a form of representation but as the expression of “medianaturecultural” ethical relations and forces. © 2016 Duke University Press 2016 posthuman...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2012) 8 (2): 345–357.
Published: 01 July 2012
... and asserting identity. In particular, this essay takes up a charge issued by Gilroy in several works, that reductive racial politics are promoted by black Atlantic popular culture and by members of the academy. I argue on the contrary that the proliferation of hip-hop's technologies, language, and...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2010) 6 (2): 157–170.
Published: 01 July 2010
... problematization of the conventional spectrum of left and right political positions. Referring to the work of Marx, Max Weber, Michel Foucault, and Gilbert Simondon, Stiegler characterizes his account of cultural capitalism in relation to his critique of the philosophy of technology. He talks about how his more...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2008) 4 (1): 73–99.
Published: 01 March 2008
...Paul Stacey This article examines two different approaches to the political significance of networked technologies like the Internet. It considers Richard Kahn and Douglas Kellner’s “critical/reconstructive” methodology and Jodi Dean’s account of “communicative capitalism,” and shows how the...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2013) 9 (2): 188–202.
Published: 01 July 2013
... “popular music” would serve the concepts under discussion with more efficacy. Specifically, the music of Wesley Willis executes such a political/musical act through deterritorializing refrains that are expressed directly through the profane repetitions of musical technology. © 2013 Duke University Press...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2018) 14 (3): 304–326.
Published: 01 November 2018
... article treats Curtis’s recent body of work diagnostically. It argues that, quite apart from any promise of escape or deliverance, the aesthetic form of his work actively inhabits the rhythms and vectors of contemporary media. For Curtis, the media-technological conditions of the twenty-first century...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2015) 11 (1): 134–138.
Published: 01 March 2015
... McLuhan, and George Grant allows us to assert that there exists a distinctive “Canadian discourse on technology” ( Kroker 1984 ), then surely Arthur Kroker is to be regarded as one of the leading contemporary exponents of this line of thought. Claiming that this project involves theorizing a middle way...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2016) 12 (3): 293–309.
Published: 01 November 2016
.... After crushing and grinding equipment is used to process mined quartz lumps, a variety of sorting technologies “liberate impurities” from the crystals ( Haus, Prinz, and Priess 2012 : 46). The ore is also exposed to magnets and immersed in water in order to differentiate compounds and molecules on the...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2007) 3 (3): 275–306.
Published: 01 November 2007
... perspective of a “theory of constitutive luxury,” in which anthropology and phenomenology converge (2004: 709), man’s relation to technology is not so much determined by the in strumentalizing will of a Cartesian subject as by the latter’s immersion in its “own” media. There is thus not only a dangerous or...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2016) 12 (2): 253–258.
Published: 01 July 2016
... everything in the world together—that is to say, to make everything predicated, if not dependent, on capital. Certainly, this has been going on ever since humans exploited fauna and flora not just for their survival but also for trade, profit, and luxury. As the world progressed, technology was thrown into...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2012) 8 (3): 443–464.
Published: 01 November 2012
... computing both as an industrial infrastructure and as a conceptual reframing of computer technology, these questions foreground a critical contradiction through which a political analysis of informatic culture might be possible. This particular contradiction—between the specific material possibilities and...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2011) 7 (3): 325–338.
Published: 01 November 2011
... different angles, and in so doing laying the foundations for the rest of the articles making up this issue. The first essay in the second sequence of articles, by Lee Barron, focuses on how fully immersive, online computer-gaming worlds are much more than mere simulations or pale imitations. “More...