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Cultural Politics (1 November 2009) 5 (3): 335–358.
Published: 01 November 2009
... movies, as I shall show. Let us stay with the filmic example, however, in order to illustrate the nature of recursivity in cultural forms, and what this portends for the production, consumption, and meanings of culture more broadly. The title of the 1992 Michael Keaton Batman Returns may on first...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2012) 8 (3): 429–442.
Published: 01 November 2012
... arguments made in his late work Music and Mathematics . His work is seen as determined by two movements of excursion, going out to the exotic, whether North American or Mediterranean, and recursion, meaning the closure of mathematical or logical systems. Yet recursion, in Kittler, turns out to be more a...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2017) 13 (2): 227–249.
Published: 01 July 2017
... documents. Each is paradigmatic of Innis’s methodological, conceptual, and discursive contributions, respectively, and through them, he speaks very differently than we are used to hearing. Infrastructural approaches to contemporary media networks and environments are a recursion of Innis’s earlier...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2018) 14 (3): 372–394.
Published: 01 November 2018
... technical logic of programming is a logic of automation, indeed, a logic of self-automation or even recursive automation. This article suggests that a syntactic feature common to all programming languages used today serves as a register of this logic of automation, leaving traces in code that are legible if...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 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 (1 November 2012) 8 (3): 359–360.
Published: 01 November 2012
... was of great personal importance to Kittler, given that Homer's work and its recursions through history were a significant part of his Musik und Mathematik project. We indicated above that lectures tend to present difficult subject matter in a more accessible way. Here, too, Kittler occasionally...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2017) 13 (2): 259–262.
Published: 01 July 2017
...Scott Wark Medium, Messenger, Transmission: An Approach to Media Philosophy , by Krämer Sybille , Amsterdam , Amsterdam University Press , Recursions Series , 2016 , 270 pp, €79,00 , ISBN 978-9-08964-741-2 , €39,95 , ISBN 978-9-46298-308-3 Copyright © 2017 Duke University Press 2017...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2015) 11 (3): 412–416.
Published: 01 November 2015
... in his deconstructive reading of this novella, whose relentless commitment to discursive recursiveness and fragmentariness, he insists, is not so much a feature of its postmodernist poetics as of its attempt to perform the paradox of representing the unrepresentable. Hence, episodic narration and...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2017) 13 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 March 2017
... of media-historical ruptures and ended as the G. W. F. Hegel of media-historical recursions. The discontinuity the younger Kittler inherited from the younger Michel Foucault is maintained, but there is a traceable operational sequence that ties formerly severed times together. As already evident in...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2011) 7 (1): 41–58.
Published: 01 March 2011
..., but as well a welcome opposition and alternative to logocentrism and to a causal, one-dimensionally argued history of ideas. 9 Moreover, emphasis should be placed on a certain moment of recursive interlacements that can provide grounds for the presupposition that, over long periods of time...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2014) 10 (3): 376–388.
Published: 01 November 2014
... painting that allow for self-referential recursions. Writing enables one to write about writing; painting itself can be depicted in paintings; films may feature other films. In other words, cultural techniques are defined by their ability to thematize themselves; they are second-order techniques as opposed...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2012) 8 (3): 399–412.
Published: 01 November 2012
... everything underneath. In one of his more complex moves, Kittler links these spiraling escalations to ever-deeper recursions—deeper into the past and therefore, quite literally, into the ground. Increasingly modern states evict, massacre, or conquer the stateless for ever-older and -deeper deposited...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2008) 4 (3): 261–268.
Published: 01 November 2008
... a safer or better time, we should remember that the root of the word (Gr. algos) suggests pain: in its recursiveness it signals a blocked or uncertain future and a suspended present. Andrei Tarkovsky’s 1983 film Nostalgia , made just before his departure for the West, seems preemptive in its sense...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2012) 8 (3): 361–373.
Published: 01 November 2012
..., topics changed, and the world was forever deprived of the media archaeology of the Flopsy Bunnies. Over a quarter century later I reencountered that February afternoon in the first volume of Musik und Mathematik . Whatever else may be involved in Kittler's extravagant Greek recursions, Musik und...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2012) 8 (3): 385–397.
Published: 01 November 2012
..., Moscow and Beijing have long since become part of McDonald's extensive chain. 6 Obviously, we end-consumers are not the issue here. For over a century, wars and technologies have dreamed of being ahead of their day. In reality, however, they are forced to engage in recursions that burrow into ever...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2012) 8 (2): 193–206.
Published: 01 July 2012
... metaphors, and matching faiths and peoples, across eras and sites, from Buddha to Charlie Parker. Kerouac took great joy in the quest for gratitude and beatitude, carrying his recursive vision of Beat beatitude to the ends of the earth, because he had been convinced (like some latter-day alter Jesus in the...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2014) 10 (2): 206–225.
Published: 01 July 2014
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2005) 1 (3): 257–278.
Published: 01 November 2005
..., histories, thoughts, actions, overlapping, intersecting, crossing over into one another, reflects the recursive movement of history – history as recurrence, repetition, rather than linear progress. In Yeats, metempsychosis is represented by the figure of the spiral gyre, recurring cycles of history marked...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2018) 14 (1): 63–77.
Published: 01 March 2018
... these were defined along the way. At the very beginning, we planned for this recursive, nested pattern of revisiting those we have already visited in their own settings to culminate in a conference of nobles at the Fronteira palace as a climax of the field research, where we would report and discuss our...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2011) 7 (3): 409–430.
Published: 01 November 2011
... speech. Additionally, efforts to upgrade transmission by giving it the bells and whistles of error correction devices, feedback loops, and recursivity amount to little, thinks Baudrillard. Borrowing and extracting from literature on gift exchange in aboriginal societies, Baudrillard explains that power...