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Cultural Politics (2008) 4 (2): 133–154.
Published: 01 July 2008
... in which the actual is capable of action only if it can convert its actuality into virtuality, that is to free itself for a future other than its actual present. Critical to this political project is work at the aesthetic level of media and communications technologies. The most curious aspect...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (3): 391–408.
Published: 01 November 2011
..., in the era of immersive virtual worlds, Baudrillard retains a critical cultural currency. Expanding upon Baudrillard's identification of virtual reality as a key exemplar of integral reality, this is applied to an analysis of Second Life in the context of the argument that it constitutes a virtual space...
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Published: 01 July 2017
Figure 5 Mannahatta VR (work in progress), November 2016, screenshot of virtual reality experience in the HTC Vive headset. This is a virtual reality experience created with Highway 101, ETC, to bring together the past and present of one block of Broadway, developed through consultation More
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (1): 17–27.
Published: 01 March 2021
...David Morley Abstract This article offers a conjunctural analysis of the various factors that must be taken into account to explain the development of the COVID-19 pandemic. It offers an interdisciplinary perspective on questions of how virtual and material geographies are enmeshed, paying...
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Cultural Politics (2009) 5 (3): 335–358.
Published: 01 November 2009
... has also created immense “virtual” spatio-temporalities based on the Internet that are almost wholly commodified. Moreover, these spatio-temporalities, both virtual and real-world, function at accelerated speeds, a “network speed” to produce forms of culture-production and consumption that no longer...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (3): 251–261.
Published: 01 November 2014
..., military institutions are based on a hierarchical structure that precludes social media from becoming part of their organizational and decision-making culture. For them, social media constitute part of civil society, a commons both virtual and physical. The synergy between computer networks...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (1): 18–35.
Published: 01 March 2015
... and in the governmental economy of the church. Crucially, love is originally a universal, immanent impulse, which is captured by religion. But if religion is an apparatus of capture, then the profanation of this universal core is possible. Religion cannot fully appropriate or exhaust the virtual potentiality of faith...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (1): 105–119.
Published: 01 March 2014
... of differentiating between feminist and antifeminist themes amid the implosive forces of a virtualized significatory and political economy. To map what a feminist-Baudrillardian approach to postfeminist media images might look like, this essay engages with current feminist theorizing about the postfeminist condition...
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Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (2): 188–202.
Published: 01 July 2013
... desubjectivation. Had Lyotard abandoned his own straw man of romantic expressionism and instead adopted a Deleuzean expressionist aesthetic, his prescriptions for the political/musical act might have spanned beyond the domain of the European composers who remained virtually his only musical reference point...
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Cultural Politics (2008) 4 (1): 25–46.
Published: 01 March 2008
... to be unmasked, and the totalized concepts of simulacral virtuality that forecloses lived experience. The space made by image events is that space of interpretative activity. The works of a number of key contemporary artists offer an insight into the ways refamiliarization relates to the crises in the identity...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (2): 194–201.
Published: 01 July 2017
...Figure 5 Mannahatta VR (work in progress), November 2016, screenshot of virtual reality experience in the HTC Vive headset. This is a virtual reality experience created with Highway 101, ETC, to bring together the past and present of one block of Broadway, developed through consultation...
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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (1): 101–118.
Published: 01 March 2005
... . 3. See, for example, the special double issue of Rethinking Marxism ( Mustapha and Eken 2001 ). 4. Abbe Mowshowitz has early on theorized the virtual in relation to social organization. See for example Mowshowitz 1992 . 5. Marcel Swiboda and Kirt Hirtler for example argue...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (3): 495–497.
Published: 01 November 2012
... of particularization of the whole” (124). Such an account offers a useful alternative from the now prevalent narrative of virtual communities as whole, interconnected spaces and demonstrates how the logic of game play mode operates even in spaces that require the cultivation of social relations. Chapter 7 also offers...
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Cultural Politics (2006) 2 (1): 97–114.
Published: 01 March 2006
... 2006 Around the last decade of the previous century, Virilio, at several places, announced that the city as we know it – the concrete, urban, crowded, architectural city – is entering its virtual death. 1 For Virilio then, there is no future for a thought that remains nostalgic for such a space...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (3): 325–338.
Published: 01 November 2011
...,” and “unexchangeable” reality ( Pawlett 2010 ): an absolute fetish detached from the subject with “no reference, no meaning, no cultural value properly so-called” ( Baudrillard 1998: 107 ). In “Living with the Virtual: Baudrillard, Integral Reality and Second Life ,” Lee Barron discusses the virtual worlds...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (1): 163–166.
Published: 01 March 2012
... for the decentralization of identity in virtual communities, Turkle appears to be skeptical about our overreliance on technology for care, communication, and self-representation. Turkle implicitly attempts to recontextualize Christopher Lasch's The Culture of Narcissism: American Life in an Age of Diminishing...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (2): 263–265.
Published: 01 July 2017
... their right to privacy and associated power, it explores the sources and composition of virtually costless mass data collection. It then examines what Harcourt describes as a new ever-looping Doppelgänger logic, according to which a quantifiable and mineable construction of the digital self is compared...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (3): 339–344.
Published: 01 November 2011
..., by merrily riding roughshod over the universal values in whose name it speaks, has lost all legitimacy. Since it no longer has any precise enemies, it's creating some for itself, of varying degrees of virtuality: Afghanistan, Iraq, and, of course, terrorism – a vague, elusive, but convenient concept, since...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (3): 371–390.
Published: 01 November 2011
...-order simulacral forms arrives with the full long-term impact of the information revolution which leads to the greatest rupture of all, an apocalypse which occurs without protagonist or victim, neither explosive nor implosive: both the “integral realization” and the “virtualization” of the world...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (2): 214–232.
Published: 01 July 2020
... : 1 – 10 . Dibbell Julian . 1998 . My Tiny Life: Crime and Passion in a Virtual World . New York : Henry Holt . Dibbel Julian . 2008 . “ Mutilated Furries, Flying Phalluses: Put the Blame on Griefers, the Sociopaths of the Virtual World .” Wired , August 20 . www.wired.com...
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