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Cultural Politics (1 March 2011) 7 (1): 133–156.
Published: 01 March 2011
...Clare Birchall While the choice between secrecy and transparency has political and cultural salience, this paper questions the logic of such an opposition. Through a consideration of the different attitudes towards secrecy embedded in the Bush and Obama administrations, this paper argues that both...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2018) 14 (1): 95–108.
Published: 01 March 2018
...)communicative communist pedagogy that is oriented against communicative capitalism. We show that there is a taut connection between capitalism and democracy that consists of a shared logic, pedagogy, and aesthetic that revolves around communication, inclusion, and transparency. Without grasping this aesthetic...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2011) 7 (1): 41–58.
Published: 01 March 2011
...Philipp Von Hilgers The “black box” has become a common term for diverse kinds of opacities of modern society often at odds with values of enlightenment and transparency. Investigating the history of the black box one discovers that at a time when cybernetics was seen as the leading science, an...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2014) 10 (3): 389–403.
Published: 01 November 2014
... completed in 1991. It was famous at the time it was built for its transparent ethos and its clear, easy access from landside to airside. Stansted’s architecture has subsequently been transformed by the logic of queuing tape, not just at check-in and security, but throughout the building. Foster’s Stansted...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2019) 15 (2): 184–201.
Published: 01 July 2019
... despotism, economy, and voluntary servitude. Discussing this nexus in an ancient context, the article turns to The Circle , a dystopic novel from 2013, which elaborates on how the attempt at creating a transparent society results in the perversion of democracy to the point where a despotism fueled by...
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Published: 01 November 2014
Figure 4 The check-in and baggage-drop area at Stansted Airport, before refurbishment in 2006, showing glass, as a symbol of the idea of transparency, imagined as lending the image of openness, democracy, and freedom. Courtesy Adam Sharr Figure 4. The check-in and baggage-drop area at Stansted More
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2017) 13 (1): 129–131.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Jeremy Bell The Transparency Society , by Han Byung-Chul , translated by Butler Erik , Stanford, CA : Stanford University Press , 2015 , 72 pp, $12.99 paperback, ISBN: 978-0804794602 The Burnout Society , by Han Byung-Chul , translated by Butler Erik...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2019) 15 (2): 137–138.
Published: 01 July 2019
...Paul Virilio; Chris Turner © 2019 Duke University Press 2019 Wherever I’m living, I always push my desk and chair up to the window. Being incapable of any great interest in the interior layout, I turn, as soon as I’m able, to the gaping void, the transparency of the outside...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2017) 13 (2): 263–265.
Published: 01 July 2017
... of our digital condition, by borrowing from Dan Graham’s pavilion artwork—steel-and-glass structures that invite viewers to actively expose themselves in the process of mirroring transparencies and reconfigured reflections within a given space. To illustrate the extent to which citizens freely...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2010) 6 (3): 287–302.
Published: 01 November 2010
... of the logic of the “need to know” in order to justify keeping secrets. This covert sphere expands into the public sphere in an inverse relationship: the more secretive the ruler, the more the ruler calls for unhindered transparency of the ruled. A paranoid political system becomes based on the...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2005) 1 (1): 23–26.
Published: 01 March 2005
... through the image, be prepared to die by the image playback. The Americans are learning this, and will continue to learn it, by bitter experience. And this despite all the “democratic” subterfuge and despite a despairing simulacrum of transparency commensurate with the despairing simulacrum of...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2011) 7 (3): 431–444.
Published: 01 November 2011
... generalized transparency and accountability in the developed world is unable to recognize evil in this way as a structuring principle but, in thus seeking to deny the very existence of evil, it creates the conditions of possibility for a massive, and for Baudrillard inevitable, reversion of the negative at...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2005) 1 (1): 119–134.
Published: 01 March 2005
... series was published by Magnum in 1981 as a book of seventy-one images: “Nicaragua: June 1978-July 1979” – a form that straddles reportage and art. In terms of reportage, it is of a genre of war photography that adheres to the ideal of “transparency”; in terms of artistic expression, it is the product of...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2014) 10 (3): 354–375.
Published: 01 November 2014
... and rating across many professional sectors, inaugurating an “audit explosion” ( Power 1994 ) in which endemic demands for accountability, transparency, and efficiency feature as the economic and moral imperatives of neoliberal reason. The concept of audit, now “broken loose from its moorings in...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2013) 9 (2): 219–226.
Published: 01 July 2013
... transparency suggested to me shutter speed, focus, and depth of field. The contrasts suggest an image coming into focus or a fading memory. Captivated by these qualities in Richter's work, and then seeing them surface in my own, got me thinking: should I pursue these ideas further and create paintings that...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2018) 14 (2): 225–243.
Published: 01 July 2018
... the original program has gained art historical traction and from which the current A+T project derives much of its inspiration ( Tuchman 1971 ). The new lab, the LACMA website explains, is “inspired by the transparency” of the original program and offers full digital disclosure of all the lab’s work...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2013) 9 (2): 144–157.
Published: 01 July 2013
... libidinal involvement with an object in its density and spatiality? The figural designates the gesture that breaks through language and reveals its purely visual forms. This aspect of signification, argues Lyotard, cannot be reduced to the logic of discourse, to its communicability and transparency, because...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2015) 11 (3): 346–360.
Published: 01 November 2015
... glycerin. Any remaining tissue becomes transparent, leaving the vividly dyed red and blue bones and cartilage. The final specimens look like brightly colored x-rays, revealing the complex architectural anatomy of these beautiful and disappearing species. Figure 1 RIP Batfish and Butterflyfish...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2016) 12 (2): 190–201.
Published: 01 July 2016
...” ( Arendt 1993 : 5). Something in the images needs to change. The white of the image is the white of paper—the flat ground: transparent and opaque at once. There is a succession of experiments with materials; there must be a new ground on which the ink will gain fluidity, from which gesture and...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 303–305.
Published: 01 November 2017
.... However, is liquid modernity much more than a branding device indicating a Bauman product? What have we gained in analytical penetrative power by adding the word liquid to the familiar idea of modernity? Bauman’s formulation seems to indicate a continuing condition of transparent formlessness, one...