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Public Culture (2021) 33 (3 (95)): 313–348.
Published: 01 September 2021
... Digital infrastructure technology cinema milieu Nigeria One of the enduring problems that emerges when we think of media comparatively is determining, on the one hand, to what extent media technologies are aggrandizing, autonomous forces that reorganize the environment around them in order...
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (1): 215–245.
Published: 01 January 2020
...Fernando Domínguez Rubio; Glenn Wharton Impermanence and fragility have become the defining conditions of the digital age. Technologies that were ubiquitous barely a decade ago, like floppy disks, now look like archaeological relics. It takes only a few years, if not months, before software...
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Public Culture (2017) 29 (2 (82)): 385–414.
Published: 01 May 2017
... created a new ecology for the documentation, sharing, and global dissemination of “ephemeral” street art that has fueled its popularity while complicating its commercialization, reception, and political impact. It shows how digital technologies mediate the tension between the countercultural aspirations...
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (3 (92)): 513–538.
Published: 01 September 2020
...Henrietta L. Moore; Constance Smith In Kenya, the terms dotcom and digital have become popular descriptors for particular periods of change, as well as for modes of being. The two terms’ usage extends beyond reference to the age of the Internet or to encounters with new technologies. Rather...
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Public Culture (2014) 26 (2 (73)): 205–211.
Published: 01 May 2014
... to reenvision environmentalism in making visible the “slow violence” of environmental injustices (to quote Rob Nixon [2011] , whom we interviewed for this issue). While such visualization practices make appearances in this issue, the essays that follow home in on digital technologies and media that, we feel...
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Public Culture (2022) 34 (2 (97)): 291–317.
Published: 01 May 2022
..., that Apple Park is at the vanguard of a broader trend in which the dominant US-based multinationals in the digital technology sector are increasingly investing in the old-fashioned but enduringly efficacious pomp of spectacular, awe-inspiring architecture. Second, from a hegemonic perspective...
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Public Culture (2016) 28 (3 (80)): 563–592.
Published: 01 September 2016
... between choices. When digital technology is mobilized in the service of worldly action, as we have seen in online poker, this kind of difference is more quickly and thoroughly squeezed out; online poker players are drawn into streams of action so fast and hypermediated that their status as ethical...
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Public Culture (2015) 27 (1 (75)): 53–84.
Published: 01 January 2015
... least, feel unwelcome within them. 3 To the extent that ideas and the power to transform them into common sense are emerging today within such social networks, and to the extent that digital technologies are amplifying their reach, network intellectuals have an extraordinary if often invisible...
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Public Culture (2022) 34 (1 (96)): 1–5.
Published: 01 January 2022
..., with roots that go back at least as far as Plato, reminding us that democracy was never meant for the great unwashed, and that the opening of its doors to the masses was, as Friedrich Hayek put it, “the road to serfdom.” Another default answer targets the golem of digital technology, which is blamed...
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Public Culture (2015) 27 (3 (77)): 409–418.
Published: 01 September 2015
... by the increased efficacy that digital technologies now provide consumers. At the agency’s expense. Not all insiders agree that consumers have such power—or want it. After all, as one critic explained, few people develop the kinds of relationships with brands that advertisers idealize: “Most days, your...
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Public Culture (2011) 23 (3 (65)): 493–504.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Brian T. Edwards Large-scale demonstrations during January and February 2011 forced the departure of Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak. Many Western commentators represented these events as a digital revolution, attributing authorship as much to the technologies of the digital age—particularly...
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Public Culture (2015) 27 (3 (77)): 557–578.
Published: 01 September 2015
... presents us with insights into how we use digital media to think about nature, technology, and modern society. The mediated images of cabin porn not only articulate broader social trends but also shape them and give them direction. In drawing our attention to the visual appearance of a good life in nature...
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Public Culture (2013) 25 (2 70): 272–306.
Published: 01 March 2013
... in digital infrastructure and a belief in the possibility of “improving life through technology” (Living PlanIT 2012). These projects operate at a range of scales: from the development of a 225,000- person “smart valley,” as in Portugal’s Living...
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Public Culture (2021) 33 (3 (95)): 277–285.
Published: 01 September 2021
... with “The Cinematic Milieu: Technological Evolution, Digital Infrastructure, and Urban Space.” Brian Larkin takes a comparative approach to media to explore dynamic structuring relationships between technology and culture. Larkin advocates for a shift from theorizing based on a cinematic dispositif to theorizing...
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Public Culture (2022) 34 (1 (96)): 21–45.
Published: 01 January 2022
..., and “social conflicts” (between people). 11. See the Annual Report of People.cn at Shanghai Stock Exchange (2017), 12, http://static.sse.com.cn/disclosure/listedinfo/announcement/c/2018-04-17/603000_2017_n.pdf . 10. I treat digital technologies as supporting architecture that renders assembly...
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Public Culture (2017) 29 (1 (81)): 53–78.
Published: 01 January 2017
.... The detailed study of mobility and stasis, as well as other material asymmetries of research, can enable more imaginative maps and more heterogeneous passages for the production of knowledge. 2017 colonialism digital technology maps Palestine West Bank To some, maps are an ultimate expression...
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Public Culture (2010) 22 (2): 369–397.
Published: 01 May 2010
... by cutting-edge technology. As film fades to black and screen cultures become almost exclusively digital, this quintessential modern medium remains an indispensable conceptual tool for understanding an era of hypermodernization, especially as experienced in the emerging megacities of East Asia. Just...
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Public Culture (2022) 34 (2 (97)): 167–193.
Published: 01 May 2022
... and digital infrastructures become devices for political and economic intervention—can generate capital in three interconnected ways. First, lucrative state contracts are given to private and public corporations to research, develop, and deploy data-intensive technologies that surveil and manage Uyghurs...
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Public Culture (2022) 34 (2 (97)): 147–152.
Published: 01 May 2022
... this work in the midst of a cryptocurrency craze that has no place for public monies. This conversation about currency could not be timelier. Darren Byler's “The Social Life of Terror Capitalism Technologies in Northwest China” brings us to the Xinjiang region, a key thoroughfare for the Belt and Road...
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Public Culture (2014) 26 (2 (73)): 339–364.
Published: 01 May 2014
... “retro” in this near future. In terms of their content, Egan’s slides tell a multifaceted story of the Blake family and the desert landscape surrounding them. The story centers on Alison’s brother, Lincoln, a music lover with Asperger’s syndrome who uses digital recording and looping technologies...
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