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Published: 01 December 2016
Figure 1 “A Correct View of the New Machine for Winding Up the Ladies, 1829.” A cartoon that parodies the absurd and gruesome lengths of female corseting. Art and Picture Collection, New York Public Library. More
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differences (2011) 22 (2-3): 276–299.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Caroline Bassett Antinoise is a technical term for various noise-canceling technologies and a label applied to human antinoise campaigners. But antinoise connects rather than divides human and machines; antinoise techniques are completed in the ear, while human-initiated antinoise actions...
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differences (2015) 26 (3): 23–42.
Published: 01 November 2015
... in the way for which it is designed. Most of Kafka’s efforts to treat the mechanical foreground this constitutive possibility of breakdown, or malfunction. The wayward machine in “In the Penal Colony” is a particularly graphic example. It is supposed to be a writing instrument that inscribes the final...
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differences (2012) 23 (3): 42–73.
Published: 01 December 2012
... machines bring with them the obligation to rethink the divide that their makers draw between the fantasy of total recall and the fear of complete amnesia. In short, this essay shows that in their encounter with the world, these technological objects raise new polyphonic formulations of the very concepts...
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differences (2019) 30 (1): 55–62.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Mairead Sullivan This keyword explores how the Pence machine, as the regulatory policy driver behind the Trump administration, is rolling back rights for women and LGBTQ communities. Of note, this work is being done in the name of a moral majority, even against the backdrop of a braggart president...
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differences (2015) 26 (1): 96–116.
Published: 01 May 2015
... causal origin cannot be determined, should the conscious strategies of antinormativity be understood as interventions that hail from outside these norms or as expressions of power’s internal and perverse machinations? If norms are considered the genetics of power that inform all of social life (without...
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differences (2011) 22 (2-3): 54–73.
Published: 01 December 2011
... piano offered a way to imagine human and machine performances as materially interchangeable and potentially identical. Human and mechanical identity are mediated through the details of fidelity, and this article argues that by exploring the production of a fidelity quite unlike the phonographic fidelity...
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differences (2023) 34 (2): 109–131.
Published: 01 September 2023
... revolutionaries. Providing a media history and theory of this event, the article argues that the typewriter—both woman and machine—was an active militant who cut texts and bodies to advance the revolutionary cause. The typewriter denaturalized assumptions about the newspaper’s colonial appearance, thus bringing...
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differences (2015) 26 (2): 1–28.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Wendy Hui Kyong Chun; Sarah Friedland This essay attempts to disable the “ruinous” logic that has fueled recent slut-shaming on Web 2.0 by making visible the ways in which our machines are promiscuous—routinely “leaking.” The authors present the leak as a habit so as to disrupt the illusion...
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differences (1993) 5 (1): 92–128.
Published: 01 April 1993
... . Buck-Morss Susan . “ Aesthetics and Anaesthetics: Walter Benjamin's Artwork Essay Reconsidered .” October 62 ( 1992 ): 3 - 41 . Burroughs William S. The Adding Machine: Collected Essays . London : Calder , 1985 . Butler Judith . “ Imitation and Gender Insubordination...
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differences (1995) 7 (3): 141–164.
Published: 01 November 1995
... and Machines . New York : Macmillan , 1929 . Cowan Ruth Schwartz . “ The ‘Industrial Revolution’ in the Home: Household Technology and Social Change in the Twentieth Century .” Material Culture Studies in America . Ed. Schlereth Thomas J. . Nashville : American Association for State...
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differences (2003) 14 (2): 27–48.
Published: 01 September 2003
... at the University of Virginia. Abram, David. The Spell of the Sensuous: Perception and Language in a More-Than-Human World . New York: Harper, 1998 . Adam, Alison. Artificial Knowing: Gender and the Thinking Machine . New York: Routledge, 1998 . Berlinski, David. The Advent of the Algorithm: The 300...
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differences (2011) 22 (2-3): 74–111.
Published: 01 December 2011
... University , 2008 . Milman S. , ed. A History of Engineering and Science in the Bell System: Communication Sciences (1925–1980) . Murray Hill : AT&T , 1984 . Mindell David . Between Human and Machine: Feedback, Control, and Computing before Cybernetics . Baltimore : Johns...
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differences (2015) 26 (3): 43–53.
Published: 01 November 2015
... furnished after the fact. But this attribution or ascription is not an illusion or even a fiction to be dispelled by knowledge; it has a material existence insofar as it is staged and performed by means of the machines and apparatuses necessary to the production of the theatrical effect that allows...
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differences (1992) 4 (1): 172–204.
Published: 01 April 1992
..., a machine of simulation that gives mind and body a different ontology.8 "Pumping iron, nobody's going to be bigger than I am," the chorus of Pumping Iron concludes, phonically equating "iron" and "I am." It is this body that Pumping Iron reproduces in its parallel plots, a structure of simulations...
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differences (1997) 9 (2): 1–24.
Published: 01 July 1997
..., Fatigue, and the Origins of Modernity . Berkeley : U of California P , 1990 . Seltzer Mark . Bodies and Machines . New York : Routledge , 1992 . Serres Michel . Hermes: Literature, Science, Philosophy . Ed. Harari Josue V. and Bell David F. . Baltimore : The Johns...
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differences (1995) 7 (3): 109–140.
Published: 01 November 1995
... . The Machine as Seen at the End of the Mechanical Age . New York : The Museum of Modern Art , 1968 . Johnson Douglas and Johnson Madeleine . The Age of Illusion: Art and Politics in France 1918–1940 . New York : Rizzoli , 1987 . Kent Susan . Making Peace: The Reconstruction...
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differences (2017) 28 (3): 19–43.
Published: 01 December 2017
... they are played (Gazzard and Peacock). Many of the contemporary takes on repetition, furthermore, are focused on its capacity to produce difference and singularity rather than sameness. In terms that are pertinent for this discussion, Derrida links repetition to the machinic and opposes it to “organic...
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differences (2002) 13 (2): 57–89.
Published: 01 September 2002
... the indistinction between the organic and the psychological, between fuel and waste in the body-machine, between natural and technological opera- tions, between the compulsive and the compulsory. The early decades of the twentieth...
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differences (2021) 32 (1): 97–125.
Published: 01 May 2021
... in the marketplace, literary theory turns into a ghost haunting the machine. The clash involves French/Bulgarian theoretician Tzvetan Todorov and Polish science fiction writer and futurologist Stanislaw Lem. On one side is a representative piece of structuralist literary theory: Tzvetan Todorov’s...