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Published: 01 January 2017
Figure 20 Centre for Alternative Technology, “Life Cycles,” 1974. Redrawn by Stinson Lenz, 2015 Figure 20. Centre for Alternative Technology, “Life Cycles,” 1974. Redrawn by Stinson Lenz, 2015 More
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Public Culture (2003) 15 (3): 385–398.
Published: 01 September 2003
... America . Cambridge: Harvard University Press. ———. 2002 . Publics and counterpublics . New York: Zone. Technologies of Public Forms: Circulation, Transfiguration, Recognition Dilip...
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Public Culture (2021) 33 (3 (95)): 313–348.
Published: 01 September 2021
...Brian Larkin Abstract To what extent are media technologies autonomous forces that reorganize the environment around them to accommodate their own technological needs? In what ways are these technologies responsive to the milieu they grow within? A central theme of comparative media examines how...
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Public Culture (2012) 24 (1 (66)): 131–155.
Published: 01 January 2012
...-social formations of bottom billion capitalism. It argues that the work of converting poverty into capital is arduous and fragile and requires technologies of gender. While the analysis of neoliberal penality emphasizes the quarantine, and even banishment, of “at risk” subjects, this essay draws...
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Public Culture (2012) 24 (1 (66)): 157–184.
Published: 01 January 2012
...Peter Redfield Expectations that people should live—even under extreme conditions of crisis, neglect, and poverty—now combine with doubts about the capacity of states to provide for their populations. One result has been a set of technologies built around minimalist forms of care. Created...
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Public Culture (2014) 26 (2 (73)): 205–211.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Allison Carruth; Robert P. Marzec This special issue of Public Culture explores forms of environmental image making and visualization in the context of the Anthropocene. The essays aim to spark dialogue about how visual technologies and media—from satellite imaging and military simulation...
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Public Culture (2013) 25 (1 (69)): 143–175.
Published: 01 January 2013
... by many generative discussions with my always delightful collaborators, Caroline Lee and Edward Walker. Copyright 2013 by Duke University Press 2013 No Contest: Participatory Technologies and the Transformation of Urban Authority...
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Public Culture (2017) 29 (1 (81)): 53–78.
Published: 01 January 2017
... technology maps Palestine West Bank To some, maps are an ultimate expression of modernity. A map combines text, images, data, and analytical relationships. Maps are intended to serve as models of a material world that is said to be “out there,” a world that, it is assumed, can be known by observation...
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Public Culture (2003) 15 (3): 453–476.
Published: 01 September 2003
... in South India is forthcoming. Adorno, Theodor. 1990 . The form of the phonograph record. October 55 : 56 -61. Awasthy, G. C. 1965 . Broadcasting in India . Bombay: Allied. Clayton, Jay. 1997 . The voice in the machine: Hardy,Hazlitt, James. In Language machines: Technologies...
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Public Culture (2022) 34 (2 (97)): 167–193.
Published: 01 May 2022
... how Chinese state capital investment incentivizes technology companies to engage in the dataveillance of ethno-racialized populations to generate what the article names terror capitalism . Drawing on two years of ethnographic research, interviews with former detainees, and analysis of internal police...
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Public Culture (2022) 34 (2 (97)): 291–317.
Published: 01 May 2022
.... This essay queries this divergence in public responses to Apple's headquarters by examining how the campus has been designed to counter a growing disenchantment with neoliberalism, its technologies, and its environmental defilements. In doing so, the essay argues for the analytical potential of adapting...
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Public Culture (2012) 24 (3 68): 577–599.
Published: 01 September 2012
... technologies within postmodern architectures. This essay helps establish the origins of the megachurch by tracing the rise of the Crystal Cathedral. The Crystal Cathedral brought automobiles and drive-in cinema (1955–61), then glass, steel, and television (1962–70), and finally architectural postmodernism...
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Public Culture (2015) 27 (2 (76)): 305–330.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Nikhil Anand In this article I explore the political and technical controversies of measuring water leakages in Mumbai to demonstrate how the dense historical accretions of technology, material, and social life that form hydraulic infrastructures in Mumbai trouble the audit cultures of neoliberal...
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Public Culture (2011) 23 (2): 471–480.
Published: 01 May 2011
... and economy as global technologies and Gandhi's travels with them. At the same time, addiction named Gandhi's condemnation of modern civilization and its slavish relation to technology and futurity. This would be counteracted not with an easy cure but by recasting law and economy as tools and habits of self...
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Public Culture (2014) 26 (1 (72)): 25–50.
Published: 01 January 2014
... promote “appropriate technology,” emphasizing both the diffusion of hardware and technical skill and democratic, “participatory” social relations. The activists’ efforts fell along multiple lines, including policy and hands-on technical work to build hardware, but they considered their work to occur...
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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 (2022) 34 (1 (96)): 21–45.
Published: 01 January 2022
... interested parties contest and collude on its deployment. This essay traces how such portable technologies as sentiment analysis and “like” buttons wound up redefining collective action in China, which partly explains the conservative turn observed in Chinese online cultures since the mid‐2010s. It unpacks...
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Public Culture (2021) 33 (2 (94)): 137–147.
Published: 01 May 2021
... reinforce existing inequalities. Technology in this case not only has politics; it prevents politics. By focusing on contact‐tracing applications as an example, the article points to some of the deeper perils of accepting app‐based solutions to structural problems. References Amnesty International...
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Public Culture (2009) 21 (1): 21–41.
Published: 01 January 2009
...Michel Feher Human capital is to neoliberalism what Marx's free worker was to liberal capitalism, that is, the subjective formation at once presupposed and targeted by neoliberal technologies of government. According to this thesis, the neoliberal condition involves investors in their own human...
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Public Culture (2015) 27 (3 (77)): 557–578.
Published: 01 September 2015
... mediated and disembodied architecture of cabin porn seems to be a form of nostalgia, where the dream of the cabin becomes an arena for resolving an ambivalent relationship to technology and all the bothersome things of modern life. Delving deeper into the cabin porn phenomenon, however, can also reveal...
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