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New German Critique (2020) 47 (2 (140)): 45–80.
Published: 01 August 2020
... of political and economic thought: labor, work, slavery, consumption, industrialization, and automation. Such interests, which were passed through the philosophical canon from Aristotle to Marx, would serve as the theoretical basis for many of the distinctions that define The Human Condition . When set within...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (1 (130)): 205–216.
Published: 01 February 2017
... failed in 2007 because of user protest, and “Ticker,” an automated message generator for “lighter-weight” information (i.e., songs listened to on Spotify or films watched on Netflix). Frictionless sharing exem- plifies the change from a deliberate action to a more or less subconscious automatism...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (2 (110)): 180–207.
Published: 01 August 2010
... concept in Flusser’s continued analysis of the term pro- gram is automation, which he defines as follows: For this is indeed the definition of “automation”: a self-regulating computa- tion of coincidences from which human intervention has been eliminated, and an interruption...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (2 (149)): 71–99.
Published: 01 August 2023
... discourse. 10 Who or what is the class, the agent of revolutionary change, which could redeem Lukács’s vision today? Thanks to automation, the days when the industrial proletariat made up over 40 percent of the population and could paralyze the whole economy by production strikes are gone, probably...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (1 (112)): 65–84.
Published: 01 February 2011
... instincts of untainted characters who represent not only the “good Germans” but also the new humanitarians of a coming age. Automated Response: Revisionism In describing the psychopolitical dynamics of self-censorship within leftist circles of the 68 generation with regard to politically incorrect...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (3 (129)): 53–72.
Published: 01 November 2016
... to what is now called neuropower, transposed here as a shift from autonomous listening to the automation of listening. In sum, the machine does the listening for you, according to theories of style and instrument, groove identification, and spontaneous beat induction on the model of nested tree...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (2 (137)): 1–25.
Published: 01 August 2019
... a story of “progress” or “decline” takes shape. For Simanowski, such a story based on automated measurements represents “an ontological differentiation between the terms data , information , knowledge , and Bildung ” (IS, 210). A merely quantified story composed of self-tracking information has little...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (1 (145)): 11–39.
Published: 01 February 2022
...; they calculated.” 14 What was more or less likely according to data, she argued, was not the problem at hand, since forms of “incalculable risk” were involved in war. The story goes something like this: computers calculate—in fact, they were designed to automate this allegedly lowest contribution to judgment...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (3 (144)): 165–198.
Published: 01 November 2021
... realizing the absurd fable of Menenius Agrippa, which presents man as a mere fragment of his own body.” 16 Behind Benjamin’s analysis Marx’s fragmentary bodies continue to stir. Those bodies, however, are not only to be found in factories. Even the worker’s gesture produced by the automated work...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (2 (110)): 107–124.
Published: 01 August 2010
...-confidence of the seri- alists, György Ligeti came to a sobering conclusion: “Principally there is no difference between automated (serial) results and products of chance: the totally determined equals the totally undetermined.”15 Even more radical was the critique of Luigi Nono, who attacked...
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New German Critique (2006) 33 (3 (99)): 63–82.
Published: 01 November 2006
... used as enclosures for radar equipment along the Dis- tant Early Warning line near the Arctic Circle. These installations were part of the enormous, feedback-driven civil defense system called SAGE (Semi- Automated Ground Environment), whose technical logic anticipated the remote-controlled...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (2 (119)): 31–52.
Published: 01 August 2013
... that according to him the law is an incarna- tion of sin out of the incarnation of man and thus can be the path of death only as the automation of desire, then all this really says is that humanity’s carnality and mortality, Heidegger’s sum moribundus, are the only contin- gent reality and can...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (2 (122)): 125–144.
Published: 01 August 2014
...- tion between art and technology forged in nineteenth-century aesthetic the- ory. Art embodied life, spirit, creativity, and subjective autonomy; technology was associated with materialism, heteronomy, automation, and, ultimately, death.9 Technology was saddled with all that made modern existence...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (2 (137)): 197–220.
Published: 01 August 2019
... with the discovery of technical devices that, through automation, will make large sections of the population “superfluous” even in terms of labor, and that, through nuclear energy, make it possible to deal with this twofold threat by the use of instruments beside which Hitler’s gassing installations look like...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (1 (133)): 1–22.
Published: 01 February 2018
... the ‘work’ day,” Buck-Morss admits, but she also argues that this connection is “less revealing” than the one that links gambling to factory labor.9 “Even the worker’s gesture produced by the automated work process appears in gam- bling,” Benjamin says, and this allows us to view the slot machine...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (2 (149)): 101–129.
Published: 01 August 2023
... through breakdown of organic activities of labor into partial activities to exclude any arbitrary, contingent, and subjective factors, and workers can only participate in the automated process with the same “contemplative attitude.” Based on the principle of calculability, capital aims “to abandon...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (2 (110)): 125–152.
Published: 01 August 2010
... the NES’s shiny cybernetic and fully automated future, Müller’s insertion of figural myth into modern pro- duction processes insists on the ineradicable human component of work. At issue in Müller’s surrealistic encounters between industrial machine and myth- ical hero is the relationship between...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (3 (135)): 175–203.
Published: 01 November 2018
.... On the one hand, it reduces objective social relations to abstract, mechanized, and automated operations: society appears to function on its own logic, but in ways that have nothing to do with living humans. On the other hand, the individual feels excluded from this system of relations, able only...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (3 (138)): 125–155.
Published: 01 November 2019
..., or, in the case of CERN , visibilization. It swerves to concentrate on the automated transporters moving like giant bugs through the basement hallways in Danube Hospital , the munching North African workers on break in Unser täglich Brot , the medical teams outside the tents at the Oktoberfest...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (1 (130)): 169–203.
Published: 01 February 2017
... of hybrid of Fernand Léger, constructivism, and the pop of Roy Lichtenstein. Compli- cating American pop’s relationship with consumerism, Ticha’s often sarcastic paintings depicted the mechanical automated world of GDR bureaucracy and the iconography of communism, as well as the lure of commodities...