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Cultural Politics (1 March 2007) 3 (1): 51–70.
Published: 01 March 2007
... certain circumstances, McEwan's novel may not merely evoke a traumatic encounter but may also be productive of symptoms associated with this experience in their actuality. © BERG 2007 PRINTED IN THE UK 2007 Ian McEwan Atonement speed trauma reading In a recent radio interview, the British novelist...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2013) 9 (3): 280–295.
Published: 01 November 2013
... means that he eschews empirical elaboration, and his fixation on the political economy of speed proceeds without reference to a political economy of wealth. This asymmetry results in grand theorizing about general conditions that do not exist, and it overlooks the ways in which accidents, crises, and...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2012) 8 (1): 139–156.
Published: 01 March 2012
...Eftychia Mikelli My article explores the implications of rapid movement in Jack Kerouac's On the Road both on a literary and a political level, while drawing on Paul Virilio's work on speed and acceleration. The article examines the nature of the main characters' impetus for perpetual motion and...
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Published: 01 November 2018
Figure 4 Check You Speed 3 Balls , 2005. Oil stick on linen, 83×40 in. Courtesy of the artist Figure 4. Check You Speed 3 Balls, 2005. Oil stick on linen, 83×40 in. Courtesy of the artist More
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2009) 5 (3): 335–358.
Published: 01 November 2009
... capital has also created immense “virtual” spatio-temporalities based on the Internet that are almost wholly commodified. Moreover, these spatio-temporalities, both virtual and real-world, function at accelerated speeds, a “network speed” to produce forms of culture-production and consumption that no...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2010) 6 (1): 65–84.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Garry Whannel This paper examines the transformation of news as a cultural commodity and a social process by the expansion in the range, volume, and circulation speed of media production. It introduces the concept of vortextuality and illustrates the vortextual effect with reference to the coverage...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2009) 5 (2): 199–228.
Published: 01 July 2009
...Ingrid M. Hoofd This article suggests that the humanist aporia, which is productively at work in the Indymedia project, has become a main ingredient of technological acceleration under neoliberalism. The article draws out Indymedia's response and relation to what it will call “speed-elitism” by...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2007) 3 (1): 35–50.
Published: 01 March 2007
...John Beck Richard C. Sarafian's Vanishing Point (1971) is the apotheosis of the Vietnam-era exploitation/arthouse existentialist road movies produced in the wake of Easy Rider. Vanishing Point is about speed and technology, surveillance and control, acceleration and catastrophe, roads, deserts, and...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2015) 11 (2): 246–259.
Published: 01 July 2015
... means negotiating a material field created by the speeds of the global objects of communication. This article focuses on one aspect of the dromoeconomy, the users and producers of this system, the “dromospheric generation.” It explores the generation of the 2000s, users of screen-based digital...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2015) 11 (2): 260–274.
Published: 01 July 2015
.... More specifically, in an “esoteric reading” of his work, read here through the optics of late medieval Neoplatonism, the article claims that the key to understanding Virilio’s work resides in a Neoplatonic metaphysics of light rather than a social-theoretics of speed. As such, it argues that Virilio is...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2017) 13 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 March 2017
... stage. The Fourier transform enables the conversion of sound events into periodicities with numerical values that can then be manipulated and converted back into sound events, even if there was no original source involved. The media access frequencies and operate at speeds beyond all human thresholds...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2007) 3 (1): 23–34.
Published: 01 March 2007
... intensified speed of things. Yet speed itself – as an experience, a quality, a value, and a valence – is increasingly being identified as fundamental to an understanding of the distinctive forms of economic and political power, social and cultural life produced by the “developed” world (and threatened by the...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2013) 9 (3): 381–384.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Daniel Fletcher Ambiguities of Activism: Alter-Globalism and the Imperatives of Speed , By Hoofd Ingrid M. , Oxon, UK : Routledge , 2012 , 148 pages, $112.45/£85.50 (hardcover) , ISBN: 978-0-415-62207-3 © 2013 Daniel Fletcher 2013 In his Direct Action: An Ethnography ( 2009 ), the...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2005) 1 (3): 365–378.
Published: 01 November 2005
... he perceives to be the demise of the planet under the impact of speed and technologies. Ville panique is delivered as one more item in an accelerating production of reflections on the deleterious effects of speed in contemporary life. Mimicking the acceleration of reality by the very pace he sets...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2016) 12 (2): 259–262.
Published: 01 July 2016
... visibility and invisibility that “scopic systems” (667) of military and surveillance technologies hinge upon and enact, discussions of geopolitical violation of territorial sovereignty are juxtaposed with concerns over the detection of the speed and scale of violence. The undetectable speed of algorithmic...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2015) 11 (2): 201–209.
Published: 01 July 2015
...Enda McCaffrey © 2015 Duke University Press 2015 This content is made freely available by the publisher. It may not be redistributed or altered. All rights reserved. It is time to find an ecology of the media. —Paul Virilio, Desert Screen: War at the Speed of Light Telecommunicative...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2013) 9 (3): 377–380.
Published: 01 November 2013
... Spaces”); 3. Jean Baudrillard (“Media Places”); 4. Marc Augé (“Non-Places”); 5. Paul Virilio (“Speed Space”); 6. Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari (“Space and Becoming”); 7. Bruno Latour (“Common Spaces”); and 8. Étienne Balibar (“Spatial Fictions” or “Fictional Spaces”: fortuitously, the contents and...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2013) 9 (2): 219–226.
Published: 01 July 2013
... of the Jazz Age, the urgency and violence of Richter's applications reflect the speed of our instant-everything mass communication culture. Richter's gestures are not the emotive ones of an expressionist revealing unconscious, mythical motivations; rather, they suggest the mechanical gestures of an...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2007) 3 (1): 95–122.
Published: 01 March 2007
... speed of computing doubles about every two years, while the cost remains about the same.” Smaller, cheaper, better technology: the multiplying grains of rice that will finally overbalance the chessboard. James Gleick fills his book with data and anecdotes that reinforce the truism of our age: we, more...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2015) 11 (2): 210–221.
Published: 01 July 2015
... saw the horizon as that which we must work toward to progress through time, and Virilio (2006b) , who develops the idea of the “negative horizon,” where speed collapses distance toward an absolutely dense moment that envelops the viewer and reduces his or her ability to think through the future. On...