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Cultural Politics (2010) 6 (2): 133–156.
Published: 01 July 2010
...Patrick Crogan This essay characterizes the principal theoretical coordinates of Stiegler's philosophy of technology and assesses its relevance for critical explorations between culture and the political. The focus is on Stiegler's major philosophical series, Technics and Time , and how he...
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Cultural Politics (2010) 6 (2): 207–228.
Published: 01 July 2010
...Ian James This paper examines Bernard Stiegler's thinking about technics as developed in the first two volumes of his Technics and Time trilogy. It does so against the backdrop of Francis Fukuyama's highly influential thinking about technologically driven historical progress in The End of History...
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Cultural Politics (2010) 6 (2): 229–236.
Published: 01 July 2010
...Gilbert Simondon Human progress cannot be measured by what people produce but by the stages of production. The shift from the development of language in the classical period to religion in the medieval and technical progress after the Renaissance does not tell the whole story. Each of these domains...
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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (3): 372–394.
Published: 01 November 2018
... that the 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...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (2): 145–161.
Published: 01 July 2015
... the question of the long development and inheritance of immune functions (phylogenesis) in touch with that of cultural inheritance (epiphylogenesis), the article questions lines of continuity between somatic mutation, consciousness, technics, time, and media. For instance, drawing on a tradition...
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Cultural Politics (2022) 18 (2): 119–129.
Published: 01 July 2022
... Front, and thus of a growing regressive tendency in the politics of the Western representative democracies. But Stiegler's concern in this regard can be traced back to his first book and is present throughout his work, which has always been concerned with the positive technical (default of) origin...
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Cultural Politics (2006) 2 (1): 97–114.
Published: 01 March 2006
... today. This is so when one takes into account the technics of the global “War on Terror” as directed by the American political-economic-military complex. Through that, the world is seeing but the accelerated intensification and dissemination of military and civilian surveillance technologies. Everything...
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Cultural Politics (2008) 4 (1): 73–99.
Published: 01 March 2008
... politics. I also utilize Ned Rossiter’s concept of “organized networks” and show how these social-technical forms can provide a more radical proposition for thinking about the political possibilities of wikis. I proceed to translate wikis as specific kinds of organized networks that take us beyond a purely...
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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (1): 119–134.
Published: 01 March 2005
... while working with different types of source material: from technical obstacles (invisible phenomena that require lenses and other optical devices) to socio-political mediation (government secrecy and the search for declassified imagery), to legal encumbrances (accusations of “piracy” and copyright...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (2): 226–238.
Published: 01 July 2014
... selected artists, practices, and products, and nascent spectacular global capitalism (including some of spectacle’s “technical means of production,” such as perspectival representations). Drawing on elements of the well-known critique of spectacle developed by Guy Debord, the essay posits a tradition...
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Cultural Politics (2010) 6 (2): 157–170.
Published: 01 July 2010
... recent publishing and public activities proceed from his account of the necessity to invent a viable cultural program for inter-generational reengagement with the technical milieu beyond the widespread disenchantment with social and political processes. 2. Translator's note: In the English...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (1): 48–54.
Published: 01 March 2021
..., and unmitigated exploitation of technical and ecological resources. The challenge is to build a future of public health, wealth, education, and environmental justice. References Boethius . 1999 . On the Consolation of Philosophy . Translated by Watts Victor . Rev. ed. London : Penguin Classics...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (1): 1–20.
Published: 01 March 2014
...William Merrin Though digital “gadgets” have become one of the most important sectors of consumer electronics, the concept itself has been largely overlooked. This article traces the history of the gadget from its nineteenth-century origins as a placeholding name to its use for a class of technical...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 March 2017
... beyond all human thresholds. Kittler argues that the resulting ability to subvert and simulate human perception is the very definition of technical media. History’s first such time manipulation technology was, of course, writing, especially in the shape of an alphabet that assigns a spatial position...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (3): 355–375.
Published: 01 November 2016
..., and the formation of technical fossils whose lack of biodegradability forms one strand of evidence within discourses of the Anthropocene. The material politics of plastics places into conversation temporal scales ranging from geological rhythms, which are measured in millions of years, to the hyperconsumption of 24...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (2): 145–162.
Published: 01 July 2021
... denies the role of technics in the opening of the possibility of authentic time; 2) as a thinker of the “they” who corrects Simondon's inability to think collective disindividuation while being himself unable to think a genuine collective individuation process; 3) the later Heidegger who indeed...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (2): 212–227.
Published: 01 July 2021
... medium per se, he does express clear reservations on the potential of commercial cinema, the pharmacological critique of which remains to be thought. The challenge of Stiegler's empirical account of consciousness is to avoid falling into the trap of hopeless technical determinism in which a politics...
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Cultural Politics (2010) 6 (2): 181–199.
Published: 01 July 2010
... for Simondon-type theses on individuation processes to enter critical theory (see Stiegler 1994: 191–279 ; 1998: 183–276 ). In this interdisciplinary field—which Stiegler has constituted with considerable intellectual flair—the condition of the epokhe , ecstasis, and/or trace becomes the technical support...
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Cultural Politics (2010) 6 (2): 237–252.
Published: 01 July 2010
..., a tendency further aggravated by the birth of Western positive science with Galileo's physics, the anti-religious potential of which was, in fact, quickly absorbed by a Cartesian and post-Cartesian philosophy that became the supreme sapientia universalis , in which the scientific and technical mastery...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (2): 311–320.
Published: 01 July 2011
... more clearly that in the section discussing “tactics of nonexistence.” The technical premise of computing machines to formalize and resolve logical problems through discrete steps, coupled with a certain human desire since cybernetics and game theory to manage life through modeling and logical...