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Cultural Politics (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 (2019) 15 (2): 184–201.
Published: 01 July 2019
... of 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...
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Cultural Politics (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 (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...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (3): 389–403.
Published: 01 November 2014
... and 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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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 More
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (1): 129–131.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Jeremy Bell Han shows that our contemporary infatuation with productivity exhausts us and burns us out, and our drive to continuously expose ourselves, our need to ceaselessly make our every word clear and transparent, ruins all alterity and otherness. In The Transparency Society Han writes...
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Cultural Politics (2010) 6 (3): 287–302.
Published: 01 November 2010
... to the nexus of power and secrecy that lies, for Canetti, at the heart of the paradox of paranoia as a form of state murder-suicide. Recall that secrecy and transparency exist, in Canetti's logic, in an inverse relationship: the secrecy of the ruler increases disproportionately to the transparency of the ruled...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (3): 431–444.
Published: 01 November 2011
..., no date (Paris: 2003?). Baudrillard J. 1990 . La Transparence du Mal: Essai sur les phénomènes extrêmes . Paris : Galilée . Baudrillard J. 1993 . The Transparency of Evil: Essays on Extreme Phenomena , trans. by Benedict James . London : Verso . Baudrillard J...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (3): 354–375.
Published: 01 November 2014
...” that is nevertheless premised on measures of equivalence that enable comparison. The last three decades have seen an exponential growth of such systems of ranking and rating across many professional sectors, inaugurating an “audit explosion” ( Power 1994 ) in which endemic demands for accountability, transparency...
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Cultural Politics (2022) 18 (3): 473–479.
Published: 01 November 2022
... the transparent subject of post-Enlightenment thought and the non-European “affectable subject.” According to these colonial protocols the transparent subject is granted an interiority and is produced as a self-knowing, self-determining subject where the affectable subject is determined from the outside...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (2): 263–265.
Published: 01 July 2017
... in the process of mirroring transparencies and reconfigured reflections within a given space. To illustrate the extent to which citizens freely surrender their right to privacy and associated power, it explores the sources and composition of virtually costless mass data collection. It then examines what Harcourt...
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Cultural Politics (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 (2013) 9 (2): 144–157.
Published: 01 July 2013
... 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 language requires regularity, and desire is a priori...
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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (1): 119–134.
Published: 01 March 2005
... 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 a skilled...
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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (1): 23–26.
Published: 01 March 2005
... 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 military power. Who committed...
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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (2): 225–243.
Published: 01 July 2018
... ). 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, “including code and data, essays, event and lecture transcripts, images and video, legal documents, project websites, proposals, reports and more...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (1): 123–131.
Published: 01 March 2020
... of the way. — Kelley Benham, “Hearing Our Subjects’ Voices” Imagine if we were fully transparent. This value so promoted in political, academic, and ethical forums could lead to a bizarre outcome if humans resembled jellyfish, the most transparent creature on the planet. Our conventional modes...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (1): 100–110.
Published: 01 March 2015
..., and future, including projects such as Transparent Earth, a project combining weather-hacking and artificial lightning to create the conditions in which synesthetic televisual mapping of the first five kilometers under the earth’s crust can occur, and the very remote-sensing Mercury, Mentor, Magnum...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (3): 302–313.
Published: 01 November 2021
...:  The drawings came about through playing around with an overhead projector—the old-fashioned kind, which uses transparency sheets. I would photocopy sketchbook drawings, as well as borrowed images and textile designs from my collection of art books, onto transparent paper. The overhead projector lends itself...
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