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Cultural Politics (1 July 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 (1 November 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 (1 November 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 that...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 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...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2012) 8 (3): 429–442.
Published: 01 November 2012
... address (in German, Anschrift 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...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2012) 8 (3): 375–384.
Published: 01 November 2012
...: And the spirit [ Geist ] too 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...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2007) 3 (3): 357–380.
Published: 01 November 2007
... 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 in the actual awareness triggered by the second. “In comfort one does not ask where it comes from when it...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2017) 13 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 March 2017
... 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 of the growing intimacy between hardware and computation, inscription surfaces and binary codes. Passing through symbolic, analogue, and digital...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2012) 8 (3): 399–412.
Published: 01 November 2012
... his admirers as Germany's—or even 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...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2012) 8 (3): 413–427.
Published: 01 November 2012
... Aeneas himself have to submit, namely, in a linguistic-medial one. You may remember that one of Odysseus's or Circe's wild sons was named Latinos by Hesiod. The region of Latinum and the dialect Latin are both named after him. Hera, thus Latinized into Juno, finally gives up her hostility toward the...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2014) 10 (1): 92–104.
Published: 01 March 2014
... of new forms of organization. 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...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2015) 11 (3): 361–375.
Published: 01 November 2015
... ongoing spiral of material, medial, and psychic mobilization. Kittler and war. There were times, especially in the wild eighties, when some wondered whether he ever wrote about anything else. Of the many controversial red threads running through his oeuvre, war is the most controversial. Of the many...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2018) 14 (2): 153–173.
Published: 01 July 2018
... kind of a priori of environmentality, 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...