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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (3): 293–309.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Nicole Starosielski This article documents how thermal manipulation is critical to the transformation of the earth’s raw materials into media and to maintaining those materials as media. Through an examination of thermal practices, including mineral extraction, the use of air-conditioning in media...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (3): 332–338.
Published: 01 November 2016
.... This has ranged from work with bioengineering ( Sterile ) to work with the rare earth minerals and metals that form the backbone of contemporary media. In works such as H/AlCuTaAu and the later D/AlCuNdAu , they remediated the existing chemical elements of electronics and data centers into an odd sort...
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Cultural Politics (2022) 18 (3): 459–472.
Published: 01 November 2022
...Stephen Cornford Every juncture in the formation, transformation, and deformation of minerals and media discussed here is shaped by intense thermal energy. From the production of metal-rich magmas in subduction zones to their scientific synthesis in the laboratory furnaces, from the notional...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (3): 279–292.
Published: 01 November 2016
... of a reverse engineering of that conveyor belt. Their artistic expedition to the Democratic Republic of the Congo entered the geographies of one of the most important minerals for digital culture: coltan. Their earlier works, such as H/AlCuTaAu and the later D/AlCuNdAu , have engaged with the material...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (3): 376–379.
Published: 01 November 2016
... a set of three ceramic vessels. Each vase is sized in relation to the amount of waste created in the production of three items of technology—a smartphone, a featherweight laptop, and the cell of a smart-car battery. With a slightly shimmering burnish from the reaction of the mineral content during...
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Cultural Politics (2008) 4 (3): 309–329.
Published: 01 November 2008
... of the radium and vanadium booms of the 1910s and 1930s. 5 The Manhattan geologists, with the help of local legends, like Fendall Sitton, vanadium miner dubbed “Uranium King,” converted the vanadium mills in Colorado towns of Durango, Rifle, Naturita, and Uvaran into uranium mills, and scoured the canyons...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (2): 249–251.
Published: 01 July 2021
...; the actual mass grave itself would be required. In the final chapter, François Thoreau and Maury take us back to the battle of Orgreave, which had been the scene of a confrontation between the miners and the police during the 1984–85 strike opposed by the Thatcher government and its reenactment seventeen...
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Cultural Politics (2023) 19 (1): 107–127.
Published: 01 March 2023
... on precautionary legal reform will not be sufficient. Take as an example, the International Seabed Authority's Draft Regulations on Exploitation of Mineral Resources in the Area. 16 The Draft Exploitation Regulations are intended to regulate mining in seabed areas beyond national jurisdiction...
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Cultural Politics (2023) 19 (1): 18–38.
Published: 01 March 2023
... for half a decade, the issue of extraction is everywhere and nowhere. It is everywhere in that Australia is among the top five producers of most of the world's key mineral commodities. Mining is a pillar of the economy, accounting for 10 percent of the GDP in 2020 and growing (Zakharia 2020 ). Tellingly...
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Cultural Politics (2023) 19 (1): 39–56.
Published: 01 March 2023
... are boundaries justified? To ensure the theory is decolonial, the scale of who/what matters must not automatically exclude some forms of being; animal, vegetable, mineral, and spiritual, as I will explain shortly. 10 Beyond the anthropocentric, and beyond demanding that only those others that have capacities...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (3): 275–286.
Published: 01 November 2014
... of the epic struggles of Bolivian and other miners at the heart of national liberation narratives in the Andes. The extraction of precious metals needed to build telecommunications infrastructures and devices runs parallel to the extraction of energy sources, including oil, uranium, and, in many instances...
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Cultural Politics (2009) 5 (2): 229–236.
Published: 01 July 2009
... mineralization is a fantastical world based on real, yet unconnected events that might have entered the “global consciousness” on that particular day. opposite: Aman Setu , 2008, acrylic on panel, 35 × 40 inches. opposite: Aman Setu, 2008, acrylic on panel, 35 × 40 inches. previous...
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Cultural Politics (2023) 19 (2): 177–199.
Published: 01 July 2023
... (including fossils), proposed “a method for exploring the transitory impulses that unfold through commodities and technologies.” Gabrys also came to describe a position concerning the involved elements: contemporary technological formations consist of “minerals, chemicals, bodies, soil, water, environments...
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Cultural Politics (2023) 19 (3): 297–317.
Published: 01 November 2023
..., extending underground (with mineral rights, infrastructure, and military installations) and into the atmosphere (through control of air space and flight patterns). Theoretical work around volume's capacities regarding the urban, statehood, military targeting, and national sovereignty has emerged in the last...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (3): 355–375.
Published: 01 November 2016
.../7 global capitalism, asking pertinent questions about how we conceptualize contemporary ethical and biopolitical issues surrounding humans and other living systems. Plastics are often neglected within materialist accounts of media, which have instead focused on metals and minerals, echoing...
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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (2): 275–280.
Published: 01 July 2018
... of creativity by capital” (182). There is communicative logic or ontology intrinsic to ecology and the social production of the common. The materiality of media intersects both the minerality and sociality of communication. Prone to flammability when mixed with camphor, the highly volatile nitrocellulose agents...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (3): 333–346.
Published: 01 November 2021
... friction with Swearengen begins after he orchestrates the assassination of a Cornish miner and labor organizer in the Gem Saloon. After Hearst's murderers are shuttled out of the Gem, Swearengen surmises that Hearst wishes to communicate that “his domain includes [Swearengen's] fucking joint” (season 3...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (3): 339–354.
Published: 01 November 2016
... opens onto a theory of action that includes nonhumans. The collective discerns where harm is brought to the affective bodies of animals, vegetals, and minerals. These harms will provoke events in response. It remains an open question whether they will entice humans to look for palliative solutions...
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Cultural Politics (2008) 4 (1): 5–24.
Published: 01 March 2008
.... Geldof posed Band/Live Aid in direct opposition to other politicized music projects like the coal miners’ benefits and records being organized by Billy Bragg and Paul Weller. Geldof represented these efforts as concentrating merely on minor affairs that affected only a small, local population...
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Cultural Politics (2023) 19 (3): 374–391.
Published: 01 November 2023
..., mineral and coal extraction, and forays into tourism and sustainable agriculture, among other trades. Media infrastructures form a central account of the state's developmental practices here. In the middle of the second floor lies an array of different media objects—from film projectors, 16mm reels...
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