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Cultural Politics (1 November 2014) 10 (3): 404–414.
Published: 01 November 2014
... libraries and artists, microetched onto a gold-plated disc. Paglen’s project is both a continuation of, and a critical response to, the notion of the time capsule as a means of delivering, either to a terrestrial future or to some extraterrestrial destination, an abbreviated representative sample of...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2013) 9 (1): 70–85.
Published: 01 March 2013
... technologies to suspend buildings in space and introduced components for a more flexible built environment, such as the pod or plug-in capsule—devices taken up in parallel by Archigram in Britain—that give the user the role of completing the building (while implying that it may change again and never be...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2014) 10 (1): 21–39.
Published: 01 March 2014
... definition of simultaneity became instrumental to official time representations, and it also helped solidify the prestige of public time as linear, measurable, and unifiable. To some extent, the “time capsule” created by Life in a Day was also the product of such a calendrical synchronization. 3 For...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2015) 11 (2): 275–292.
Published: 01 July 2015
...-writing Modernity” and “Argumentation and Presentation: The Foundation Crisis,” it enlists topology as a horizontal spatial structure that enables us to rethink space, time, and modernity outside the limits of the “squared horizon,” where the “squared horizon” is viewed as a spatial and textual metaphor...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2018) 14 (1): 40–50.
Published: 01 March 2018
... specific collectors. Science and medicine, as I understand them, are some of the highest expressions of our societies—they are lifesaving, terrifying, and creative all at the same time. For this reason, the capsule, as I envision it, is profoundly ambiguous: a technology that brings health as well as...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2018) 14 (3): 372–394.
Published: 01 November 2018
... between manually performed and automated processes. “A competent person operating a modern desk calculator,” they wrote, offering the latter as an example of an “analog computer,” performs about 500 operations a day. By building a calculator a million times as fast, one can reduce the maximum of 5000...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2007) 3 (3): 357–380.
Published: 01 November 2007
... “enormous” diagnosis of our time one has to take at least three giant steps. First, given the fact that the tensions between the local and the global and accompanying technology are articulations of the monstrous, one has to familiarize oneself with his analysis of contemporary globalization. This process...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2014) 10 (3): 287–299.
Published: 01 November 2014
... of fish-oil capsules. Thieme speaks of how the ocean was “as an inexhaustible horn of plenty for humans.” In her conclusion, however, there is but one culprit: “The fishing industry is responsible for the disappearance of species and the destruction of valuable ecosystems and that is also true for so...