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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 (2021) 30 (1): 1–17.
Published: 01 June 2021
... into strange alliances with the technical desires of Silicon Valley and venture capital. Here belief operates as positive feedback : we learn to believe in the versions of ourselves given to us by digital technologies, in return spurring on technocapitalism’s advance through endless consumption...
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Qui Parle (2015) 23 (2): 215–227.
Published: 01 December 2015
... has extended its reach to the exploitation of the internal resources of the human body. Negt and Kluge argue that “Silicon Valley is full of people carrying around Towers of Babel inside them,” and the construction of the mega- city of Shanghai by professed Marxists is another such echo...
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Qui Parle (2009) 18 (1): 53–73.
Published: 01 June 2009
... the inventor appropriates it, and how he plays on it. In fact we even confuse the two; an object takes on the same properties as its inventor. Yet they are different. One is a fl esh and blood body, the other silicon. That which acts in the hands of others is equa- tions and models. The computer is both...
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Qui Parle (2021) 30 (1): 185–207.
Published: 01 June 2021
... with, some of which are contradictory to the ways we may want to theorize about machines (new materialism, posthumanisms, etc.), on the other hand, and in addition, we must account for the enshrinement of behavioral science, calculative thought, and neoliberal pattern recognition in places like Silicon...
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Qui Parle (2011) 19 (2): 163–190.
Published: 01 December 2011
... (inadequately) “translate” them.6 This doesn’t simply mean that there is more to a glass of water than my drinking it. It means that even if I could exhaust every single aspect of the glass of water (melting it, smashing it, evaporating it, shooting its silicon atoms around...
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Qui Parle (2023) 32 (1): 163–197.
Published: 01 June 2023
... of digital futures and the decline of labor demand endorsed by the dominant classes and “the jeans-wearing elite of Silicon Valley.” 20 Automation discourse, notes Benanav, is “a symptom of our era” that arises “when the global economy’s failure to create enough jobs causes people to question its...
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Qui Parle (2012) 21 (1): 107–149.
Published: 01 June 2012
... 1939): 739–64. 66. “The fi rst speaking ‘chip’ was not etched in silicon but carved out of wood” (CS 25). 67. In “MP” I trace von Kempelen’s infl uence from Wheatstone to Bell to AT&T. See also Thomas Hankins and Robert Silverman, “Vox Mechanica: The History of Speaking Machines...