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Cultural Politics (1 November 2009) 5 (3): 335–358.
Published: 01 November 2009
... in the 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...
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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
..., the theme 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...
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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...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2011) 7 (1): 41–58.
Published: 01 March 2011
... formulates it in connection with Michel Foucault, 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...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2015) 11 (3): 412–416.
Published: 01 November 2015
.... Gana’s rhetorical agility is perhaps nowhere more impressively at work than 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...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2017) 13 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 March 2017
... names, Kittler started out as the Savonarola 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...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2014) 10 (3): 376–388.
Published: 01 November 2014
... technologies in the most general sense of the word? Macho tried to contain the genie by restricting the term to symbolic techniques such as writing, reading, or painting that allow for self-referential recursions. Writing enables one to write about writing; painting itself can be depicted in paintings; films...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2012) 8 (3): 399–412.
Published: 01 November 2012
..., spades, and rigs onto their soil and 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...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2008) 4 (3): 261–268.
Published: 01 November 2008
... notion of 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...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2012) 8 (2): 193–206.
Published: 01 July 2012
... Americanizing Americans who are always converting, always preaching, mixing 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...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2012) 8 (3): 361–373.
Published: 01 November 2012
... . Whatever else may be involved in Kittler's extravagant Greek recursions, Musik und Mathematik is also an autobiographically inflected attempt to short-circuit Jimi Hendrix and Friedrich Hölderlin. If the autopoietic systems theory engineered by Niklas Luhmann (b. 1927) is the last great aria of the so...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2012) 8 (3): 385–397.
Published: 01 November 2012
..., 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 deeper pasts. Lack of nitrate scuttled Alfred von Schlieffen's ingenious plan of attack. Just as up-to-date computer design is steadily closing in on 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
... movement of lives, 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...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2018) 14 (1): 63–77.
Published: 01 March 2018
..., consult, and react to our findings in separate meetings and in other venues as 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...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2011) 7 (3): 409–430.
Published: 01 November 2011
... content, and monopolizes 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...