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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (2): 227–249.
Published: 01 July 2017
... contributions. Integrating Innis into these debates allows us, the author argues, to move beyond the limits of his mid-twentieth-century work, and to expand the horizons of what John Durham Peters calls “infrastructuralism.” Copyright © 2017 Duke University Press 2017 infrastructure media theory media...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (3): 279–292.
Published: 01 November 2016
... as extensions of material media theory and addresses how they can complement already existing ideas in the field. The section is concluded by Rosi Braidotti’s important overview of how the issues addressed in this section can be contextualized as part of the discussion of posthumanities. Braidotti elaborates...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (3): 380–390.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Rosi Braidotti This article situates the geological turn in media theory within the critical posthumanities, defining them in both quantitative and qualitative terms. They can be assessed quantitatively by reviewing the proliferation of interdisciplinary “studies” areas—such as media and gender...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (3): 376–388.
Published: 01 November 2014
... cultural techniques Friedrich Kittler media theory Bernhard Siegert Words strain and crack, the poet laments; they slide, perish, decay with imprecision, will not stay in place. What poets deplore, theorists have come to exploit. Indeed, what has inspired the last five decades of theorizing more...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (2): 259–262.
Published: 01 July 2017
..., which she pits against Jürgen Habermas’s dialogical conception of communication. But Krämer’s “media philosophy” emerges just as crucially from a critique of what has come to be known—in the anglophone world at least—as “German media theory.” This book’s most striking goal is to displace...
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Cultural Politics (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 (2009) 5 (1): 5–26.
Published: 01 March 2009
... politics is actually just another form of the liberalism of Habermas and Rawls that she positions her theory against. The article then explores the potential digital media hold for making affirmative, affective, hyperpolitical interventions in specific contents and singular situations. In particular...
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Cultural Politics (2023) 19 (2): 291–293.
Published: 01 July 2023
... is at times overshadowed by sophisticated, yet overwhelming, inquiries into media theory and philosophy. Scholars who are interested in the physicality of media technologies will be rather disappointed, as this book is less about science and technology studies and more about media theory. And “wireless...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (2): 210–221.
Published: 01 July 2015
... and the horror of contemporary media culture. Finally, the article reflects on Virilio’s work on technodesertification and disappearance and Stiegler’s theory of the destruction of the delay of desire in the immediacy of drive through attention capture to show how screen culture annihilates the thickness...
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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (3): 407–409.
Published: 01 November 2018
... because the list is “so innocuously woven into the fabric of the world” (33) that it can be so effectively activated and deployed for political purposes. Young demonstrates how techniques of listing administer the present, archive the past, and organize the future. This is, then, a work of media theory...
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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (2): 275–280.
Published: 01 July 2018
... with seeming comfort across cultural studies, post-colonial theory, media arts, and film studies. This kind of disciplinary curiosity is also on display in Finite Media: Environmental Implications of Digital Technologies , a book that as much as anything is an exercise in transdisciplinary experimentation...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (2): 194–205.
Published: 01 July 2014
...Tao Dongfeng This essay provides an introduction to the ways in which Amusing Ourselves to Death by Neil Postman has been applied to Chinese cultural studies, and especially to media studies. It argues that the emerging phenomenon of “amusing ourselves to death” in China is fundamentally different...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (2): 254–271.
Published: 01 July 2012
... to be hopelessly out of date for their reticence toward taking political action ( Leslie 1999 ). In dwelling on aesthetic and political theories derived from the political events of the 1930s and 1940s, along with the then new development, spread, and application of photographic media, Slavick appears...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (1): 58–80.
Published: 01 March 2017
... , anticipate the contemporary public recalibration of ideas of intimacy as associated with social media, tally with contested ideas of the sexualization of female empowerment as associated with contested elements of third wave feminism, and can be read as a contemporary phase of Antonio Negri’s theory of art...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (3): 255–278.
Published: 01 November 2021
... percent of Republicans believe that the QAnon conspiracy theory is mostly true, while another 23 percent say that some parts of the QAnon theory are true (Civiqs 2020 ). Despite the historical and media-technical specificity of the QAnon phenomenon, in many ways it figures as a palimpsest of right...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 March 2017
... digital media early film Fourier transform media theory sound analysis time axis manipulation Real Time Analysis, Time Axis Manipulation” first appeared in 1990. The German original already came with its English title, which, as indicated in Friedrich Kittler’s opening paragraph, is an act...
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Cultural Politics (2022) 18 (3): 487–489.
Published: 01 November 2022
... temporal milieus or regimes following their logics. In this way, the volume speaks to several tendencies characteristic of current media theory as well as social science and humanities more generally: firstly the (re)turn toward questions of materiality; secondly the inherent politics of technological...
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Cultural Politics (2022) 18 (2): 151–172.
Published: 01 July 2022
... . Digital Contagions: A Media Archaeology of Computer Viruses . New York : Peter Lang . Parikka Jussi . 2012 . “ New Materialism as Media Theory: Medianatures and Dirty Matter .” Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies 9 , no. 1 : 95 – 100 . Parikka Jussi . 2013 . “ Insects...
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Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (3): 357–380.
Published: 01 November 2007
... of Sloterdijk’s politico-aesthetic strategy in the strict sense: in his writing. After having analyzed its rhetorical aspects I contextualize his claim of abundance in political economy, anthropology, media theory, and ontology. Then I return to aesthetics and politics. I specify in my own terms his media...
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Cultural Politics (2023) 19 (3): 333–352.
Published: 01 November 2023
...://www.brookings.edu/blog/future-development/2020/01/17/whoever-leads-in-artificial-intelligence-in-2030-will-rule-the-world-until-2100/ . Groo Katherine . 2021 . “ At the Gates of Hell: Indexical Pasts, Black Hole Futures .” Paper presented at “Media Theory Colloquium,” Humboldt University Berlin...
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