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Published: 01 January 2020
Figure 1 Lovers , by Teiji Furuhashi, 1994. Computer-controlled, five-channel laser disc/sound installation with five projectors, two sound systems, two slide projectors, and slides (color, sound). Figure 1. Lovers, by Teiji Furuhashi, 1994. Computer-controlled, five-channel laser disc/sound More
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Public Culture (2015) 27 (2 (76)): 201–212.
Published: 01 May 2015
... design and policy. While these efforts have long been stymied by a lack of sufficiently detailed data and limited computing power, these obstacles are rapidly being overcome. In response, a growing number of city governments and a new cadre of academic research centers are investing in data-intensive...
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Public Culture (2015) 27 (1 (75)): 53–84.
Published: 01 January 2015
...Fred Turner; Christine Larson This article identifies a mode of intellectual influence and popular celebrity that has emerged alongside American computer science and collaborative engineering: “network celebrity.” By tracking the tactics and impact of three key intellectual entrepreneurs — Norbert...
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Public Culture (2021) 33 (2 (94)): 151–160.
Published: 01 May 2021
...AbdouMaliq Simone; Vyjayanthi Rao Abstract Sustainable urban transformation increasingly relies upon technicities of computation and interoperability among variegated registers and domains. In contrast, the notion of an “urban majority,” first introduced by the authors nearly a decade ago, points...
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Public Culture (2012) 24 (3 68): 535–576.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Lynn Spigel This essay explores the history of George Nelson’s Storagewall in relation to a genealogy of invisible design, up through the computer. It explores the way the Storagewall served to hide media machines and also to organize the gendered relations of labor and leisure in media homes...
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Public Culture (2013) 25 (2 70): 272–306.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Orit Halpern; Jesse LeCavalier; Nerea Calvillo; Wolfgang Pietsch This essay interrogates the new forms of experimentation with urban territory emerging as a result of ubiquitous computing infrastructures. We label these protocols “test-bed urbanism.” Smart, sentient, stupid, and speculative all...
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Public Culture (2021) 33 (1 (93)): 11–33.
Published: 01 January 2021
... will set the boundary that distinguishes between the calculable and the incalculable? In the double-edged conditions of our times, what will it take to turn instruments of calculation into instruments of liberation? Copyright 2021 by Duke University Press 2021 future life reason computation...
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Public Culture (2021) 33 (1 (93)): 35–40.
Published: 01 January 2021
... possibilities in a moment when calculability and incalculability determine the boundaries between the biological, social, and technical. Copyright 2021 by Duke University Press 2021 borders computing smart regime computational Two questions confront us today and will haunt us for most...
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Public Culture (2002) 14 (3): 441–467.
Published: 01 September 2002
... was the announcement a month later that a U.S. nuclear weapons scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory had illicitly downloaded to nonsecured computers almost the entire archive of nuclear weapons design codes developed during the Cold War era of nuclear testing. Of fourteen high-capacity This essay...
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Public Culture (2014) 26 (2 (73)): 339–364.
Published: 01 May 2014
... without permission), this graphic renders a cell phone as a rectangular mountain meadow and displays bar charts variously as rays of sunshine, hot air balloons, alpine skis, and rainbows. This floating island image also envisions the cloud as “green” by suggesting that cloud computing offers a harmonious...
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Public Culture (2014) 26 (1 (72)): 51–77.
Published: 01 January 2014
.... Through their narration in the popular media, repair groups have been associated with countercultural visions taken up by computing engineers in Silicon Valley over the past fifty years, most recently in sites like hackerspaces, Fab Labs, skill-share groups, and other independent or nongovernmental...
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (1): 215–245.
Published: 01 January 2020
...Figure 1 Lovers , by Teiji Furuhashi, 1994. Computer-controlled, five-channel laser disc/sound installation with five projectors, two sound systems, two slide projectors, and slides (color, sound). Figure 1. Lovers, by Teiji Furuhashi, 1994. Computer-controlled, five-channel laser disc/sound...
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Public Culture (2004) 16 (1): 97–118.
Published: 01 January 2004
...” in Internet closes U.S. lead. Marketing News 34 , no. 4: 7 -8. Jarvenpaa, Sirkka L., and Noam Tractinksy. 1999 . Consumer trust in an Internet store: A cross-cultural validation. Journal of Computer Mediated Communication 5 , no. 2 (Web publication at www.ascusc.org/jcmc ). Judy, Ronald A. T. 1999...
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Public Culture (2013) 25 (2 70): 307–310.
Published: 01 March 2013
... equipped with various kinds of sensors and instruments, autonomously collecting information to transfer it to central archives, where the data would be analyzed and scanned for reliable relations. Our computers and laptops are such machines...
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Public Culture (2001) 13 (2): 243–266.
Published: 01 May 2001
.... Rather, it highlights the salon as a form of computer- mediated discussion, of communication among persons linked not by proximity, tradition, or ethnicity, but by an ability to use and an interest in networked inter- action...
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Public Culture (2006) 18 (3): 473–505.
Published: 01 September 2006
... Anthropology. Sudhir, R. Edwin. 1998 . When will the computer conquer babudom? Times of India , November 1. Swamy, M. R. Narayan. 2001. Tehelka: So, what has changed now? Rediff: India Abroad. News page, August 25. www.rediff.com/news/2001/aug/25def.htm . Taussig, Michael. 1999 . Defacement...
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Public Culture (2014) 26 (2 (73)): 233–255.
Published: 01 May 2014
... an entrainment component—as a defense against enemy aircraft (see fig. 1 ). Essentially a massive computer designed for purposes of panoptic surveillance, the SAGE project was overseen by the air force and developed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where “the general of physics,” Vannevar Bush...
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Public Culture (2001) 13 (1): 65–80.
Published: 01 January 2001
... in terms of border patrols and military operations, the paradigm of a translation zone at war may be applied beyond the Balkans to the way in which monolingual nations police their internal linguistic borders and to revolts against the computer...
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Public Culture (2018) 30 (2): 305–327.
Published: 01 May 2018
... with their language. As one librarian explained: “Computers and tablets break, but books, they last! Kids can hold them, play with them, they can be rough.” Contexts of precarity sharpen the importance placed on materiality by bookmobile librarians. Given enduring forms of crisis, threatening the stability of objects...
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Public Culture (2012) 24 (3 68): 447–449.
Published: 01 September 2012
... plans to revisit: the social life of media in material spaces. Within less than a single lifetime, electronic media have become ubiquitous. Not only do many of us labor at computer screens day in, day out — we also watch videos on the backs of car seats, turn to stadium JumboTrons to catch instant...