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Cultural Politics (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...
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Cultural Politics (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...
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Cultural Politics (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...
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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 More
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Cultural Politics (2009) 5 (3): 335–358.
Published: 01 November 2009
... 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 longer...
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Cultural Politics (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 (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...
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Cultural Politics (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...
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Cultural Politics (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 (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...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 March 2017
... is on the mathematical dimension of the final 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...
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Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (1): 23–34.
Published: 01 March 2007
... by the 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...
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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (3): 365–378.
Published: 01 November 2005
... chronicling what 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...
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Cultural Politics (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...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (2): 210–221.
Published: 01 July 2015
... of the thing itself in favor of flat images. In conclusion, the article explains that this is the future of new media culture—the twenty-first-century dystopia of the negative abyss. In Virilio’s (2000) work the permanently present future leaves us marooned in a global desert. He explains that speed needs...
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Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (1): 95–122.
Published: 01 March 2007
... is the consumption of movement by hyperbolized speed and acceleration. Figure 7 Annual number of enplaned revenue passengers per ‘000 population Figure 7. Annual number of enplaned revenue passengers per ‘000 population Figure 8 Annual change in number of enplaned revenue passengers per ‘000...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (1): 61–72.
Published: 01 March 2012
... ago, I introduced the concept of speed to understand the landscape of events. Today, we are entering a time when celebration is going to replace celebrity. Let me explain: this is because history and celebrity go hand in hand. History, or the “long run,” is real celebrity; it's the fame of Plato...
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Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (3): 381–384.
Published: 01 November 2013
..., they suggest that the ethos of postmodern capitalism is becoming turned on itself, for in stirring up notions of unbounded freedom, the capitalist class (Hoofd's speed-elite) places itself in an increasingly precarious position, becoming increasingly reliant on the productive activism of a multitude that finds...
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Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (3): 377–380.
Published: 01 November 2013
... Transformation: The Political and Economic Origins of Our Time . Boston : Beacon Press . Virilio Paul 1986 . Speed and Politics: An Essay on Dromology . Edited by Polizzotti Mark New York : Semiotext(e) . Žižek Slavoj 1994 . “ The Spectre of Ideology .” In Mapping Ideology...
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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (3): 331–338.
Published: 01 November 2005
... meaning of Virilio's City of Panic and its spaces of fear are deliberated. Verena Andermatt Conley, in her book review essay, “Virilio's Electronic Dérive,” presents an analysis centered on Virilio's interventions into the speed-spaces of new information and communications technologies. Andermatt Conley...