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Public Culture (2023) 35 (1 (99)): 9–19.
Published: 01 January 2023
... stories may disappear for many reasons. The authors call for scholars to help build and sustain this public culture through the work of digital archiving and research, and the authors emphasize a descriptive imperative, as opposed to theorizing, as the more urgent course of action. References...
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Public Culture (2018) 30 (2): 283–303.
Published: 01 May 2018
... politics and the actual production of such an archive through social and technical systems that preexist it. Such experiments in self-archiving, the essay argues, are crucial to better understanding power and collective agency in the context of digital media. References Abbas Basel Abou-Rahme...
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Public Culture (2021) 33 (3 (95)): 417–440.
Published: 01 September 2021
... the term transpacific to foreground the interconnectedness of Japanese and American settler colonialism. All translations from Japanese to English are my own. Japanese language archives are increasingly migrating online, becoming digitally accessible to researchers overseas, thus allowing them...
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Public Culture (2000) 12 (1): 21–38.
Published: 01 January 2000
... of the archive, of course, forgetting is the ultimate transgression. But 35 Public Culture how reliable or foolproof are our digitalized archives? Computers are barely fifty years old and already we need “data...
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Public Culture (2016) 28 (3 (80)): 563–592.
Published: 01 September 2016
... poker play, and discussion threads from poker forum archives, the article explores how the game and its data-intensive software teach gamblers to act from the vantage of an infinite temporal field in which probabilistic values can be trusted to bear out. Although digital media is often associated...
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (1): 215–245.
Published: 01 January 2020
..., Mirage consisted of a series of video performances made at the Anthology Film Archives. When MoMA acquired Mirage in 2005, the original analog videos were obsolete and almost impossible to reproduce in current display devices and had to be migrated into adequate digital forms. The result...
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (1): 185–213.
Published: 01 January 2020
..., in this essay I wish to suggest that these archives are also an opportunity to discuss the evolution of this phenomenon against the backdrop of advancing technologies of representation, specifically those that exploit personal digital devices. Although these products (electronic devices such as computers...
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Public Culture (2023) 35 (2 (100)): 207–231.
Published: 01 May 2023
... retweets and four likes, it now occupies 147 kilobytes of space in Twitter's distributed data storage system and on my personal iCloud drive. It is, by all standard measures, spam: what Hito Steyerl ( 2017 : 112) has referred to as “digital debris,” the accumulated stuff of archives both physical...
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Public Culture (2017) 29 (1 (81)): 129–164.
Published: 01 January 2017
... and Special Collections , Massachusetts Institute of Technology Libraries , Cambridge, MA . Olgyay Victor , Papers. Arizona State University Archives and Special Collections , Tempe . Princeton School of Architecture Archive and Digital Archive . Princeton University , Princeton, NJ...
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Public Culture (2022) 34 (3 (98)): 419–436.
Published: 01 September 2022
... events. Voices, stories, and a sense of place destined for erasure may now find an afterlife in Black digital preservation via social media platforms. YouTube recordings of the Juneteenth Coffee Talk interview contain insights into archiving strategies during a crisis. Descendants engage Black...
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Public Culture (2017) 29 (2 (82)): 385–414.
Published: 01 May 2017
... cannot match the extensiveness of the new digital archives of street art that are created, shared, and maintained by thousands of practitioners, fans, and simple spectators across the globe. A quick search on Flickr, the photo-sharing website, returns a total of 2,794,859 photographs that are devoted...
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Public Culture (2022) 34 (1 (96)): 7–8.
Published: 01 January 2022
...Nettrice Gaskins nettrice@gmail.com Copyright 2022 by Duke University Press 2022 My artwork sits at the juncture between the physical and the artificial or digital, which includes the interplay between images, sounds, algorithms, and data. I use the Internet as a primary platform...
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Public Culture (2013) 25 (2 70): 307–310.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Wolfgang Pietsch This is a plea for democratic supervision and regulation of the large data sets that are currently being collected all over the digital world — a plea driven not by fears for the privacy of the individual but by worries that a privileged knowledge of the mechanics governing...
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Public Culture (2010) 22 (2): 369–397.
Published: 01 May 2010
...: The Life of Buildings in Time (Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1993), 116–20. 396 digital media. Previous imaginations of a utopian future have been relegated to Delirious Cities the archive along with the medium that developed in tandem with it, and a new...
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Public Culture (2011) 23 (3 (65)): 603–634.
Published: 01 September 2011
... a distortion that rehabilitates analog channels of alternative media within the emergent politics of digital culture. Copyright 2011 by Duke University Press 2011 I would like to acknowledge the Society of Fellows in the Humanities at Columbia University for support in writing this article. Earlier...
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Public Culture (2017) 29 (3 (83)): 493–514.
Published: 01 September 2017
...). Taking up this divine gift, directors of drug rehabilitation centers arm themselves with digital devices in hopes of reading the body for signs of the soul. It is an imperfect effort that generates vast archives of digital content. These are photographs and videos of users buying and selling, smoking...
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (1): 1–3.
Published: 01 January 2020
... this return, combined with the fresh vision that Erica provides, will bring. Maayan Amir looks not at state concealment but instead at state-incriminating coproduced archives: those instances in which states help produce information that can, to a degree, undermine their interests. Amir takes the reader...
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Public Culture (2023) 35 (3 (101)): 405–416.
Published: 01 September 2023
... and government officials turned to digital computing to help make decisions under the unavoidable pressures of geopolitical uncertainty. By the 1970s, their data banks of political knowledge and novel statistical tools purported to forecast political unrest long before an unaided human could. These efforts...
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Public Culture (2014) 26 (2 (73)): 205–211.
Published: 01 May 2014
... . War in the Age of Intelligent Machines . New York : Zone Books . Ginsburg Faye . 2008 . “ Rethinking the Digital Age .” In Global Indigenous Media: Cultures, Poetics, and Politics , edited by Wilson Pamela Stewart Michelle , 287 – 305 . Durham, NC : Duke University Press...
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Public Culture (2022) 34 (3 (98)): 495–514.
Published: 01 September 2022
... Israeli assault on the residents of Silwan and has built an accessible digital archive of the day-to-day actions of Israeli police and settlers. 13 This renders visible the acts of aggression, and it builds awareness in Palestine and beyond. Another Instagram account called “SaveSilwan,” with 187,000...
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