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Qui Parle (2021) 30 (1): 185–207.
Published: 01 June 2021
... on behalf of technics.” This interview asks about the meaning and consequences of this hypothesis but steers away from the all-too-easy poiesis-as-panacea solution to the computational quagmire. Instead, this interview descends into the computational medium, into the specificity of its logic, asking what...
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Qui Parle (2021) 30 (1): 119–157.
Published: 01 June 2021
...Brett Zehner Abstract This methodologically important essay aims to trace a genealogical account of Herbert Simon’s media philosophy and to contest the histories of artificial intelligence that overlook the organizational capacities of computational models. As Simon’s work demonstrates, humans...
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Qui Parle (2021) 30 (1): 159–184.
Published: 01 June 2021
... theories of neuroplasticity described the decentralization of cognitive functions across the brain. Between the 1940s and the 1960s the theory of self-organization in markets contributed to the theories of self-organization in computing networks, and vice versa. It must be said, however, that Hayek’s...
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Qui Parle (2021) 30 (1): 1–17.
Published: 01 June 2021
... devices, or the cloud. From economics to genetics, computation is heralded as the skeleton key to a treasure trove of the world’s best-hidden secrets. Alexander R. Galloway’s above-cited “network fundamentalism,” we contend, reveals the extent to which these notions of networks are bound up...
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Qui Parle (2013) 21 (2): 178–192.
Published: 01 December 2013
... and within a “network of human and non- human actors” (HI, 4). These actors include assistants, nurses, graduate students, colleagues, physicists, journalists, fi lmmakers, archivists, artists, and designers of computer programs and hard- ware for the disabled, but also the programs...
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Qui Parle (2017) 26 (1): 79–99.
Published: 01 June 2017
... the neganthropological functions of knowledge, systems open to the improbable that would also amount to quasi-causal cosmologies. 4. The “data economy,” high-performance computing, and “deep learning” are all based on analytic, statistical, and probabilistic models that together form reticulated artificial...
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Qui Parle (2011) 19 (2): 57–84.
Published: 01 December 2011
... are in- creasingly victims to what he calls “nature-defi cit disorder.”1 Pre- dictably, Louv’s primary culprits are television and the electronic devices that have come to occupy a disproportionate amount of our time—computers and game consoles in particular. Yet while 58 qui parle spring/summer 2011 vol...
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Qui Parle (2003) 14 (1): 21–47.
Published: 01 June 2003
... being to 28 GORDON HULL notice the degradation. Second, an increasing amount of content is being "originally" presented in digital form. Such content runs the range from "computer" art to digital photography to movies which are "filmed" digitally. Finally, even...
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Qui Parle (2003) 14 (1): 1–19.
Published: 01 June 2003
... of the opportunity of the situation. But net- worked computing is not the only element in the mix. We still have other media and other institutions and other practices. But even the other media like television and radio are available increasingly in a global way, such as the Al Jazeera network...
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Qui Parle (2021) 30 (2): 399–419.
Published: 01 December 2021
... to apparently untimely games—as a means of reinventing the present state of play. This year, 2021, marks the twentieth anniversary of “computer game studies, year one.” 8 Until then, Jesper Juul recounts in a monograph formative for the field, game-related research had “mostly been concerned...
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Qui Parle (2009) 18 (1): 53–73.
Published: 01 June 2009
.... The researcher’s knowledge and know-how is thermodynamics; his op- erative tool is computer modeling. He is said to be the inventor of a new type of modeling, an achievement for which he was awarded a prize by his industrial group. In doing this ethnographic research I thus witnessed...
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Qui Parle (2016) 24 (2): 151–160.
Published: 01 December 2016
... manipulations, the machine to play with the stars, in short the Heraclitean fi re machine.”5 In this context, Deleuze is, of course, alluding to the computing machines that work in a way easily confl ated with play. Yet on the ontological level, he transforms the will to power itself into a ma- chine...
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Qui Parle (2003) 14 (1): 49–72.
Published: 01 June 2003
... example of a discrete site that confounds such expectations and does not declare itself as art, is Jodi's rapidly changing, visually clunky and low-tech site, which is designed to bringing about a Brechtian education into the func- tioning of the net and computer culture...
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Qui Parle (2014) 23 (1): 275–286.
Published: 01 June 2014
... to explicate and expose for his readers both the pitfalls and subversive potentials of searching for lust/love as mediated by a computer screen. Combining ethnographic interviews with per- sonal anecdotes, Virtual Intimacies stretches to address a (some- times too wide) range...
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Qui Parle (2019) 28 (1): 181–188.
Published: 01 June 2019
... concrete functions, since we often cannot afford what the market makes available. When I was a child, my mother had the good sense to trade in our television for a computer. Soon after, I learned how the digital can be a tool for exploring this hybrid and dynamic lifeworld, from which all sorts...
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Qui Parle (2009) 17 (2): 123–147.
Published: 01 December 2009
... being raised. One can see, again, how the prospect of radical virtualization bestows on the com- puter a position that is strictly homologous to that of God in the Malebrancheian occasionalism: since the computer coordinates the relationship between my mind...
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Qui Parle (2021) 30 (1): 211–213.
Published: 01 June 2021
... manufacturers introduce arsenic or gallium gas to silicon, rendering it a semiconductor. Various combinations of thus-treated silicon comprise diodes, foundational technologies to modern computing architecture, including that of the 3D printer. But who poisons, and who is poisoned? The “clean rooms” of Silicon...
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Qui Parle (2003) 14 (1): 159–161.
Published: 01 June 2003
... of the History Department at the University of California, Irvine. He has a courtesy appointment in the Department of Information and Computer Science. He is a member of the Critical Theory Institute. His recent books are: What's the Matter with the Internet...
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Qui Parle (2012) 21 (1): 279–281.
Published: 01 June 2012
... of deafness to the emergence of communication engineering in the telephone system. Articles from this project have been published in Social Text, dif- ferences, and IEEE Annals of the History of Computing. She is now re- searching the history of talking books, reading machines, and print...
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Qui Parle (2014) 23 (1): 287–290.
Published: 01 June 2014
... for Presses universitaires de France, and in 2008 she published a book on Deleuze’s philosophy titled Transcendental Empiricism. seth thorn is a doctoral candidate in computer music and multi- media at Brown University. suzanne verderber is associate professor of humanities and media studies...