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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (2): 225–243.
Published: 01 July 2018
...John Beck; Ryan Bishop In North America, there are over one hundred programs and labs committed to collaborative experimentation in art and technology. This article examines the current prominence of art and technology labs in the context of the resurgence of collaborative practice in the arts, not...
Cultural Politics (2006) 2 (1): 49–76.
Published: 01 March 2006
... failure of industrial capitalism, the machine-made house promised to set things right as the successor-industry to automobiles; the next new technology for cities to absorb, if they could. Here is another, less-explored origin point for the postwar hollowing-out of American civic life. The large-scale...
Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (2): 293–295.
Published: 01 July 2015
... classic texts. This sort of appreciation will open those interested in the philosophy of technology to the importance of dialectical theology in the work of Ellul and in the work of thinkers like Michel Henry, Paul Virilio, and others who also have a profound theological sensitivity grounded in the...
Cultural Politics (2010) 6 (2): 181–199.
Published: 01 July 2010
...Richard Beardsworth This paper considers Bernard Stiegler's contribution to contemporary critical theory. Stiegler's singular understanding of technology widens critical debate on the specificity of contemporary society and prolongs, in a novel manner, remaining commitments of recent French...
Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (2): 233–252.
Published: 01 July 2016
...Josef Nguyen This analysis of Make , a US parenting magazine, focuses on how the periodical attempts to democratize science and technology through do-it-yourself (DIY) politics by rendering it a problem of child-rearing. Positioning the magazine within a broader context of contemporary interest in...
Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (1): 163–166.
Published: 01 March 2012
...Kostas Maronitis Turkle implicitly attempts to recontextualize Christopher Lasch's The Culture of Narcissism: American Life in an Age of Diminishing Expectations (1979) in a technologically defined society. Whereas Lasch studied American culture through relevant psychological theories for the...
Cultural Politics (2008) 4 (2): 133–154.
Published: 01 July 2008
...Sean Cubitt Technology has in general been seen as opposed to humanity: its object, even its enemy. The Grundrisse suggests, however, that technology can be understood as the actualized form of accumulated social knowledge. This actual form can then be understood from the standpoint of a dialectic...
Cultural Politics (2010) 6 (3): 287–302.
Published: 01 November 2010
... discussion on how technology mediates between power and secrecy, forming a key nexus in the exploration of politics and paranoia. © BERG 2010 PRINTED IN THE UK 2010 11. Engemann (2009) shows this ambiguity when he explains how digital technologies do not, in themselves, make subjects more legible...
Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (1): 22–41.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Cathy Hannabach In this article I analyze the gender, racial, sexual, and national ideologies at play in the incarceration and forced sterilization of HIV-positive Haitian refugees at the Guantánamo Bay Naval Base in the 1990s. Focusing on legal and medical technologies—specifically asylum law and...
Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (2): 193–211.
Published: 01 July 2021
... of contradictory binaries: body versus soul and body versus mind. The article shows that the hunger strike not only is a political strategy for liberation; it also moves into a spiritualization of the struggle. It uses and problematizes Foucault's “technologies of the self” to theorize the specific...
Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (1): 80–91.
Published: 01 March 2021
... lines of continuity between containment strategies, contact-tracing technology, and circulations and networks. The uptake of mobile application surveillance by government entities to trace the spread of SARS-CoV-2 has seamlessly supplemented containment measures. Singapore's deployment of TraceTogether...
Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (3): 251–261.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Chris Hables Gray; Ángel J. Gordo There are important differences in how information technology is used in military and social-movement cultures. Militaries use social media in the Human Terrain model and security-police mode for quantifying and controlling social space, in order to meet low...
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” by...
Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (2): 246–259.
Published: 01 July 2015
...Felicity J. Colman Paul Virilio’s work on dromology provides a model of a political economy. Called the “dromoeconomic” system, it incorporates aspects of temporality, consumption, and technology, arguably three of the core factors for consideration of the future organization of human societies...
Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (2): 327–344.
Published: 01 July 2012
..., such as the view of the body as an object of utility and value. This article aims to go behind the normative discussions that usually surround different forms of assisted reproductive technology (ART), fertility tourism, and the egg trade. It further calls for an understanding of how the local...
Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (1): 83–97.
Published: 01 March 2016
... historical and cultural formations. This article will briefly explore some of the possible meanings of disruptive luxury, before focusing on new technology, especially rapid prototyping or 3-D printing, as a possible route to luxury’s disruption. Utilizing a fashion spread from American Vogue of 1977 to...
Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (2): 162–183.
Published: 01 July 2019
..., exemplified by Tia DeNora’s studies of music as a “technology of the self.” By taking seriously the proposition that under certain conditions music may itself function as a technology, and by reframing this proposition along materialist lines, this article aims to shed light on the changing functions music...
Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (1): 92–110.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Luke Munn Rather than being unprecedented, contemporary technologies are the most sophisticated instances of a long-standing dream: if space could be more comprehensively captured and coded, it could be more intensively capitalized. Two moments within this lineage are explored: maritime insurance...
Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (3): 327–356.
Published: 01 November 2007
...” Badiou’s thesis that the twentieth century was marked by a “passion for the real” into the context of his own project of spherology. The twentieth century consists primarily of the activation of the real in a passion for technological and economic antigravitation. The result is the slow but unavoidable...
Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (1): 71–94.
Published: 01 March 2007
...Bob Hanke This essay develops a technocultural studies approach to political elections and polling. First, I shift our attention from polling as a cultural form to developments in polling technology that are transfiguring this form. I then examine the production and circulation of political opinion...