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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (2): 259–262.
Published: 01 July 2017
.... Krämer calls this “mediality.” One of the basic claims of Medium, Messenger, Transmission is that mediality should be understood as nothing less than “an elementary dimension of human life and culture” (75). The figure that incarnates this claim is the topos of the messenger. The messenger is also...
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Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (3): 275–306.
Published: 01 November 2007
.... This is followed by the unraveling of three layers that have constituted the 1999 scandal following Sloterdijk’s reply to Heidegger’s letter On Humanism : Sloterdijk’s actual text on humanism and Bildung in the age of genetic engineering; the scandal and the mass-medialization of philosophical critique...
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Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (3): 327–356.
Published: 01 November 2007
... reason is defined by its vassalage, apostolate, and mediality in relation to a commanding and disinhibiting reality. Its forerunners are champions of “good crime” such as Marquis de Sade and the young Hegelians; its exemplary twentieth-century cases are Lenin and Mao. Alain Badiou is right to note...
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Cultural Politics (2022) 18 (2): 151–172.
Published: 01 July 2022
... the medial willingness to perceive or “figure” the air becomes a critical, everyday necessity. When Sloterdijk attributes the spread of “affective epidemics” to mass-media technologies, he draws attention to how airborne transmission is a symptom of breathing the same air, which, by affecting and altering...
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Cultural Politics (2009) 5 (3): 359–384.
Published: 01 November 2009
... and representational art, to experiments with site-specific, inter-medial installations. This turn is placed in the context of the rise of cultural majoritarianism and religious fundamentalism in India, and the coincidence of these ideologies with policies of economic liberalization. In its interpretation of works...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (3): 429–442.
Published: 01 November 2012
... or Adresse ). 3 The medial concept of address might be seen as kin to Louis Althusser's notion of subjects' being called to or perhaps to Jacques Derrida's claim that the address of a message (such as a postcard) determines the latter's content and is not extraneous to it. It is thus through being...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (3): 375–384.
Published: 01 November 2012
... does not exist in a vacuum. FK: Indeed. Take, for example, E. T. A. Hoffmann's The Golden Pot . A specific medial constellation is essential to the text. The world keeps overlooking how well behaved I was: Discourse Networks contains two exemplary interpretations. I think I interpreted...
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Cultural Politics (2023) 19 (3): 333–352.
Published: 01 November 2023
... of planetary design. As the disarticulate site of its own spontaneous production, the planet presents itself as the indifferent host of our extinction. Chatonsky perspicaciously aligns the cause of “whatever-being” with the activity of the planet itself, drawing attention to the medial and technical conditions...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (3): 303–321.
Published: 01 November 2020
... is conductivity, or the combination of conductivity, connectivity, and mediality. The space of distance, however, of meaningful separation and placement in shared harboring containers, has been replaced by the space of gathering that surrounds us as the technical environment of telecommunication networks...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 March 2017
... of deference. It registers the demotion of the German language in the face of the global transfer of media power from Europe and the Atlantic to the Pacific Rim arcing from Silicon Valley across to Japan and China. The essay attempts to explain this post-European geo-medial shift by telling the story...
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Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (3): 357–380.
Published: 01 November 2007
... of the masses expressing contemptuousness, so severely criticized by Sloterdijk, is an indication of a constitutive lack. Given their indifference, individuals nowadays no longer realize that their “first” nature was initially second nature. In medial performance, memory of this “first” nature is absorbed...
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Cultural Politics (2023) 19 (3): 297–317.
Published: 01 November 2023
... messages and other tele-technological data. This ring embraces the planet, and its clutch renders it a globe. The ring is simultaneously monological broadcast, medial conduit, and space debris: humanity's most enduring invention and intervention (Paglen 2013 ; Bishop 2018 ). The lateral moves afforded...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (1): 37–47.
Published: 01 March 2021
... resistant bacteria thrive (Helliwell, Morris, and Raman 2020 ). This resistance has given rise to uncertain medial futures in which the capacity to disentangle from harmful bacteria is foreclosed. Parasites such as hookworms are more complex: in certain tropical and subtropical contexts they remain...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (3): 399–412.
Published: 01 November 2012
... the world's—best policeman. What sparked Enzensberger's horror elicits Kittler's praise. The greatness of Herold is that he took full measure of the new medial conditions. He beat the terrorists because he understood what it means to be a bit too human in a digital world. Take Kittler's prime example...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (1): 92–104.
Published: 01 March 2014
.... But, again, these attempts are worthy of praise only insofar as their intervention remains a pure mediality, a means without end ( Agamben 2000 ). Profanation, in other words, has political purposiveness (that of cultural transformation) but no fixed purpose, as purposiveness permeates purpose with permanent...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (3): 413–427.
Published: 01 November 2012
... superbos. ( Aeneid 6.851–53) [But you, Roman, remember to rule the peoples with power— these will be your arts—impose the habit of peace, spare the vanquished and war down the proud.] Only in one respect did Aeneas himself have to submit, namely, in a linguistic-medial one. You may remember...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (3): 361–375.
Published: 01 November 2015
..., but they have one theme in common: war. More precisely, they address how technological innovations, animal bodies, and human emotions are assembled, bred, and programmed in an ongoing spiral of material, medial, and psychic mobilization. Oh, a State begins to take form in the stateless German night...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (1): 92–110.
Published: 01 March 2020
... species into the next medial form? By exploring the substantive force exerted by technical formations across time, chronologies might be productively reorganized, connecting “the factory floor, the slave ship’s manifest, the spread sheet, the stock exchange” ( Beller 2018 : 21). Such connections would...
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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (2): 153–173.
Published: 01 July 2018
..., be it technological-medial, capital, or whatever. 13 In what follows, I describe, at least in basic outline, the Power-Form, the World-Form, the Capital-Form, and incidentally the Thought-Form, too, in which becoming-environmental is happening today and, in so doing, sketch the task of a media-and techno...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (3): 255–278.
Published: 01 November 2021
... of the digital technologies that gave rise to networked internet platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, comment threads, and so forth. QAnon itself, in fact, would not be possible as a social media phenomenon without digital mediality and networked audiences. These same technologies, however, by making audiences...
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