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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (3): 310–331.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Shannon Mattern For millennia, mud and its geologic analogues have bound together our media, urban, architectural, and environmental histories. Some of the first writing surfaces, clay and stone, were the same materials used to construct ancient city walls and buildings, whose facades also...
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Cultural Politics (2022) 18 (3): 297–311.
Published: 01 November 2022
...Amelyn Ng Abstract This essay contemplates the media histories and politics of the digital twin: an accurate three-dimensional model designed to offer data-based simulation, predictive capability, and remote control over a material entity. Currently being developed across the spheres of industry...
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Cultural Politics (2009) 5 (1): 27–62.
Published: 01 March 2009
...: cultural politics ; cultural media histories ; the emotional excess ( jouissance, petit à ) of cultural politics; and the deep play mode of aesthetic judgement formed between the practical and ethical, between political economy and expressive art (including political drama), and between individual self...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (2): 227–249.
Published: 01 July 2017
...Liam Cole Young The work of Harold Adams Innis offers important contributions to the recent “infrastructural” turn in media, communication, and cultural studies. While Innis’s late communication studies texts are widely read, few outside Canada engage with his earlier economic histories...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (3): 333–353.
Published: 01 November 2014
... transformations. Taken together, these arguments point toward a broader transformation in the history of thought that is developed across Deleuze’s work, but also raise a number of problems. This essay will critique and rearticulate the terms of Deleuze’s media philosophy in relation to work by Paul Virilio...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (2): 202–226.
Published: 01 July 2017
...Emma Baulch Noting the increasing tendency of Indonesian pop performers to organize and agitate politically, the article aims to locate these celebrity politics in a history of media change, and to explore their implications for lower-class collective organizing. Through a discussion of two pop...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (1): 1–20.
Published: 01 March 2014
... of the drawers and toy boxes, this new, networked digital gadget—our tablets, netbooks, phones, music players, media players, e-readers, cameras, and portable gaming devices—became personal, mobile, and ubiquitous. Today the gadget has become the center of attention. Despite its long history and contemporary...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (2): 210–221.
Published: 01 July 2015
... of infinite depth and a sense of absolute freedom obscures the truth of solipsistic self-reflection and enclosure. It explores this idea through reference to Virilio’s concept of the “squared horizon” and a short history of screen culture that commences with Plato’s myth of the cave, where perceptions...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (3): 255–278.
Published: 01 November 2021
... not to say that any contributor to QAnon is versed in the history of esoteric writing, only that QAnon as a discourse appears to rely heavily on a communicative strategy of encoding and decoding that bears strong resemblance to an esoteric hermeneutic but one played out across social media. Whereas...
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Cultural Politics (2022) 18 (1): 64–78.
Published: 01 March 2022
...Stella Viljoen Abstract Writing in 2004, bell hooks suggests that Black men respond to histories of patriarchal domination and emotional isolation through a “politics of cool.” She ties the notion of cool to the ability to be “real.” For her this is epitomized by the vulnerability of blues and jazz...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (1): 97–119.
Published: 01 March 2012
... of these later forms. The essay traces the history of the Raindance Corporation and then considers Shamberg's media-ecological critique of broadcasting and defense of democratized video making, his later attempts at mainstream production, and his contemporary views on the rise of YouTube. It argues...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (3): 413–427.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Friedrich Kittler Friedrich Kittler's lecture, given in 2007 as part of the series of Mosse-Lectures, follows the recursions of Homer's Odyssey from its original transcription, coinciding with the invention of the Greek alphabet, through history. The stages of this include Virgil's Aeneid , Dante...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (1): 81–100.
Published: 01 March 2017
.... The authors focus on the linguistic contours of graphical representation and display by providing a brief media archaeology of contemporary Internet language, upsetting its separation into generational stages, and therefore a linear progression of its history. At the same time, the authors argue...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (3): 415–419.
Published: 01 November 2014
... and designers understand the current technological application culture. An earlier version was available much earlier online and is now published in printed form in Bloomsbury’s International Texts in Critical Media Aesthetics series. As a nod toward material and media history, the book borrows its name from...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (3): 279–292.
Published: 01 November 2016
... Nature’s rival without being the slave of Time.” The less poetically phrased story would be to narrate the history of material sciences as the ground of technical media solutions, from corporations that combined meticulous work in chemistry and technology (such as Bell Labs) to the global routes...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (2): 259–262.
Published: 01 July 2017
..., genealogical approach to media history. In the past few years, though, a series of newly translated collections and monographs have exposed anglophone readers to the alternate theoretical positions that have been brewing in Germany since its canonical works of media theory were first translated. These include...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (3): 293–309.
Published: 01 November 2016
... often relegated to men, obscures the role of thermocultures and techniques of geological processing in other kinds of gendered spaces, whether in pottery creation, food preparation, or media production. Such gendered differences have not been fully accounted for in geological history or in technological...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (1): 19–33.
Published: 01 March 2017
... . Translated by Pleasance S. Woods F. Dijon, France : Les Presses du Réel . Carmi Elinor . 2015 . “ Taming Noisy Women: Bell Telephone’s Female Switchboard Operators as a Noise Source .” Media History 21 ( 3 ): 313 – 27 , doi: 10.1080/13688804.2015.1045468 . de Duve Thierry...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (3): 333–346.
Published: 01 November 2021
... that, as Swearengen surmises, will play such a significant role in supplanting him from his seat of power. Hagiographic media histories often celebrate Edison's role in inaugurating multimedia modernity by inventing (or at least patenting) the phonograph, the motion picture camera, the electric typewriter...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (3): 361–375.
Published: 01 November 2015
... to be the motor, the determining base of media history. Wars are “in truth and fact the historical a priori” (2002: 56) of modern media, hence “the unwritten history of technical norms is a history of war” (1998: 256). If war determines media, and media, in turn, “determine our situation” (1999: xxxix), war...