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Cultural Politics (1 July 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. © BERG 2008 PRINTED IN THE UK...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2011) 7 (3): 391–408.
Published: 01 November 2011
... 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 that...
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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 with More
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2009) 5 (3): 335–358.
Published: 01 November 2009
... capital 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...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2008) 4 (1): 25–46.
Published: 01 March 2008
... 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 (1 November 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 and...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2015) 11 (1): 18–35.
Published: 01 March 2015
... 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. By...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 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. The...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 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...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2008) 4 (3): 269–288.
Published: 01 November 2008
... and bring it back entirely into its range. © BERG 2008 PRINTED IN THE UK 2008 H.G. Wells Richard Powers Cold War targeting senses virtual reality technicity projectile identification gap of perception aesthetics Unhooked from himself and his waking consciousness, can the human...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2012) 8 (3): 495–497.
Published: 01 November 2012
... 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 (1 July 2017) 13 (2): 263–265.
Published: 01 July 2017
... 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 describes as a new ever-looping Doppelgänger logic, according to which a quantifiable and mineable construction of the digital self is...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2012) 8 (1): 163–166.
Published: 01 March 2012
... 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...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2005) 1 (1): 101–118.
Published: 01 March 2005
... grammatical flaw in our writing, we are as ignorant as a second-grader and as bright as the dictionary and the grammar book. So consequential is the bundling of culture with digital machines that many observers refuse to apply the term reality to it in favor of the vague adjective “virtual.” 1 Nothing has...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 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 with...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2011) 7 (3): 339–344.
Published: 01 November 2011
... Europe and to Nazism. The Third, which we euphemistically call the Cold War, though it was a very real one, sealed the fate of Communism. Note that on each occasion we've moved towards a more all-encompassing world order, more towards one world. And this process has now virtually reached its end. Hence...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2008) 4 (2): 155–160.
Published: 01 July 2008
... sealed. The virtual Coltishall of the simulator increasingly became more “functional” and homely than the real one. 2 The “electronic false-day” (Virilio 1991: 14) represented by the pilots’ ability to cling to the enduring virtual structure became a paradoxical locus for nostalgia. The...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2018) 14 (3): 344–353.
Published: 01 November 2018
... being swept along before it is too late. In painting casinos, I reflect on the psychological freight of the man-made world and its virtual web doppelganger, contemplating the social structuring of fear and desire in a world where the familiar has grown uncannily strange and frightening. My aim is to...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2015) 11 (1): 134–138.
Published: 01 March 2015
... industrial revolution, we now seem to have reached a point in history where all traditional marks of the human itself are on the verge of being swept away by the inexorable advance of digital devices, distancing technologies, virtual augmentation, artificial intelligence, digital archives, social-networking...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2018) 14 (1): 40–50.
Published: 01 March 2018
... suggest a perfect virtual image at a distance and a rough and factured surface when viewed up close. Science and medicine, I hoped to suggest, could both cure and destroy. As my metal paintings developed, I began to incorporate graphic patterning from circuit schematics as well as DNA notation, bar...