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differences (1 May 2003) 14 (1): 125–162.
Published: 01 May 2003
... Hofstadter. New York: Harper, 1971 . ____. An Introduction to Metaphysics . Trans. Ralph Manheim. New Haven: Yale UP, 1959 . ____. “The Nature of Language.” On the Way to Language . Trans. Peter D. Hertz. New York: Harper, 1971 . ____. “The Question Concerning Technology.” The Question...
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differences (1 May 2011) 22 (1): 111–145.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Z. Umut Türem What is the “work” of neoliberal legal technologies in the global south? What do the processes of their transplantation to and appropriation in the semi-peripheries of the global political economy tell us about the sociopolitical context that made these technologies possible? This...
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differences (1 December 2012) 23 (3): 42–73.
Published: 01 December 2012
... they are stored, they are made valuable. This essay focuses on two extreme cases of life-logging that make use of prototypical recording technologies: that of Gordon Bell, a senior researcher at Microsoft, who is on a quest to record his life for the sake of increased objectivity, productivity, and...
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differences (1 December 2011) 22 (2-3): 31–53.
Published: 01 December 2011
... cooking elevate signal processing to a kind of culturing process by which sound is readied for consumption by listeners through specialized technologies and techniques. The argument situates the spatialization of signal flow and the design of circuit topology within long-standing ideas about travel and...
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differences (1 December 2011) 22 (2-3): 140–167.
Published: 01 December 2011
... visual origin or point of reference. The inherent uncanniness of the voice—whether it be the dog’s absent master, man’s distant lover, or woman’s internalized other—is normalized by digital technologies such as MP3 compression. Depending on the conditions of production, distribution, and reception, this...
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differences (1 May 2014) 25 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 May 2014
... technology and education by invoking Lauren Berlant’s term cruel optimism and challenges assertions that technical savvy yields more jobs for undergraduates and that moocs reduce the cost of higher education. Chun insists that if the humanities are at risk, it is because they have capitulated to a...
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differences (1 May 2014) 25 (1): 26–45.
Published: 01 May 2014
... essay contends that a tactical media-informed approach to the field would be open to a range of methods and research questions, that such an approach could insist upon collaborative experimentation and the sharing of knowledge; exploit the ephemerality of technology-based fields; inspire a more playful...
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differences (1 December 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 and...
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differences (1 May 2014) 25 (1): 107–131.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Alexander R. Galloway Taking inspiration from Tiqqun’s 2001 text “The Cybernetic Hypothesis,” this essay examines the relationship between digital technology and scholarly research methods. A definition of the cybernetic hypothesis is presented by way of a series of historical investigations into...
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differences (1 May 2014) 25 (1): 177–188.
Published: 01 May 2014
... Hall’s recent claim that the very goals of critical theory and of quantitative or computational analysis may in fact be incommensurable. The author argues that there is something particular to the very forms of digital culture that encourage a separation of technological investigation from cultural...
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differences (1 May 2010) 21 (1): 109–123.
Published: 01 May 2010
... queer aesthetic of Isaac Julien. Understanding Julien's use of citation and technology allows for an aesthetic elaboration of difference that highlights the persistence of modernism in postcolonial installations. It reinvests the idea of hope in modernism through a postcolonial lens that both laments...
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differences (1 December 2011) 22 (2-3): 54–73.
Published: 01 December 2011
... fidelity that would come to define the word, we can better understand the contingencies of reproducing technologies and the human identities—including our sense of sound—that are shaped in collaboration with them. Thanks are due to William Uricchio and Stefan Helmreich for their guidance and to Rey...
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differences (1 December 2011) 22 (2-3): 74–111.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Mara Mills The “hearing glove” presumably invented by Norbert Wiener has been relegated to a footnote in most histories of cybernetics. This article surveys the long history of the hearing glove concept, arguing the significance of this and related speech technologies to the definitions of...
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differences (1 May 2014) 25 (1): 93–106.
Published: 01 May 2014
... beyond this social contract by creating multiple genealogies for the digital humanities; by arguing that current conceptualizations of the digital humanities have not only developed from humanities computing but also include additional fields such as new media studies, postcolonial science and technology...
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differences (1 May 2014) 25 (1): 156–176.
Published: 01 May 2014
... digitization. DH’s paradoxical use of the adjective “digital” to describe only a fraction of research methods that engage with digital technology creates a tension that must be resolved—either by the DH label being reabsorbed into literary studies or by literary research itself being fundamentally altered, a...
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differences (1 December 2013) 24 (3): 127–159.
Published: 01 December 2013
... contrast to critics who either worry that the humanities are newly threatened or hope they will be radically renewed by digital technology, the authors maintain that humanities research and teaching have long shared a mission with mass culture: namely, that of managing populations by controlling the media...
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differences (1 December 2017) 28 (3): 19–43.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Miglena Nikolchina This study addresses the mystery of why sophisticated video game technology, set between chronological incompatibility and the interface of history and myth in the modernist novel, between the medieval quest and the Bildungsroman, has accrued so many truly archaic features of the...
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differences (1 September 2003) 14 (2): 49–77.
Published: 01 September 2003
...ADEN EVENS Brown University and differences : A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 2003 aden evens is a preceptor of expository writing at Harvard University. He recently completed a manuscript on music and technology called The Experience of Music: Sound, Machines, and People . His...
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differences (1 May 2014) 25 (1): 216–230.
Published: 01 May 2014
...://liu.english.ucsb.edu/where-is-cultural-criticism-in-the-digital-humanities/ ( accessed 27 July 2013 ). Marres Noortje . Material Participation: Technologies, the Environment, and Everyday Publics . Basingstoke : Palgrave , 2012 . Menke Christoph . “ Not Yet: The Philosophical Significance of...
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differences (1 December 2012) 23 (3): 1–8.
Published: 01 December 2012
... how the life sciences are changing at a moment when synthetic biologists, biohackers, and bioengineers build new biological systems in order to investigate how biology works. astrid schrader is Visiting Assistant Professor in the Science, Technology, and Society Program at Sarah Lawrence College...