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Social Text (2023) 41 (3 (156)): 35–55.
Published: 01 September 2023
...James E. Dobson Abstract Convolutional neural networks (CNNs) are a key technology powering the automated technologies of seeing known as computer vision. CNNs have been especially successful in systems that perform object recognition from visual data. This article examines the persistence of a mid...
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Social Text (2005) 23 (2 (83)): 35–53.
Published: 01 June 2005
... funding was credit reporting industry, perhaps the most intensive site for compiling and distributing information about individuals, did not incorporate comput- provided by ers until 1965, when TRW Credit Data Corporation began computerized operations in Los Angeles.27 TRW, and the credit...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (3 (96)): 79–100.
Published: 01 September 2008
... d’Intelligence Artificielle Perceptive — a nonprofit semi- Social Text 96 • Fall 2008 8 7 private institute that researches automatic speech, speaker recognition, computer vision, and machine learning) announced...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (1 (134)): 45–54.
Published: 01 March 2018
... (who does?) — and he certainly doesn’t like to write while someone else may watch the emergence of my words before I’ve had time to brush teeth, wash face, zip up pants, and suck in gut — usually in that order. In the city, he locks their door. On my computer, they have a firewall. I don’t say...
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Social Text (2002) 20 (2 (71)): 1–15.
Published: 01 June 2002
... his vision of the future, Marinetti implicitly evoked a subjectivity that was decidedly male, young, and carved out in relation to the past and the “feminine.” While neocriticism’s take on identity tended more toward the glorifi...
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Social Text (2002) 20 (2 (71)): 125–146.
Published: 01 June 2002
... scholarly treatises on the intersections of technology and culture bears out this troubling future vision, although in the last year or so blacks have become increasingly prominent as consumer-users of computer products in both television commercials and print advertisements. Nonetheless, in the wake...
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Social Text (2012) 30 (2 (111)): 99–119.
Published: 01 June 2012
... tale of the development of the IBM System/360, The Mythical Man-­Month.12 Its publication in 1975 provided an influential explication of the nascent field of software engineering, drawn from the heart of what was the most powerful computer company in the world. Brooks’s argument about...
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Social Text (2022) 40 (2 (151)): 21–48.
Published: 01 June 2022
... visions of New Communalist countercultural icons like Stewart Brand, Ted Nelson, and Stephen Levy. For them, computers were understood in an opposite way: as playful tools of self-expression and experimentation, objects that responded to each individual user's needs. 33 As historian Ted Friedman notes...
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Social Text (2002) 20 (2 (71)): 49–64.
Published: 01 June 2002
... beautiful: A cultural history of aesthetic surgery . Princeton,N.J.: Princeton University Press. Gould, Stephen Jay. 1996 . The mismeasure of man . New York: Norton. Haraway. 1989 . Primate visions: Gender, race,and nature in the world of science . New York: Routledge. Herrnstein, Richard J...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (1 (134)): 35–36.
Published: 01 March 2018
... in a possibly futile attempt to reckon visuality beyond all reckoning and thus glimpse its incorrigible capture of nearly All. Copyright © 2018 Duke University Press 2018 visuality image immateriality Sight, the king of the senses, the line of vision down the barrel of a gun. Pleasure or torture...
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Social Text (2015) 33 (4 (125)): 134–141.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Vincent Brown Creative historical scholarship demonstrates that archives are not just the records bequeathed by earlier times. Archives also consist of the tools we use to explore the past, the vision that allows us to read its signs, and the design decisions that communicate our sense of history's...
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Social Text (2017) 35 (3 (132)): 1–16.
Published: 01 September 2017
... Sousveillance refers to people using digital tools to observe the observer, or at least to take control of their data. By using various computing devices and visual strategies, individuals can access their data and see who is watching them, effectively holding up a mirror to institutions of power. 10...
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Social Text (2002) 20 (3 (72)): 43–44.
Published: 01 September 2002
... Believe on one of those windows. Maybe they wanted to show how even from the crucial point of view of the ninety-first floor, vision is not a natural and neutral sense—rather, it requires believing. Note This work formed part...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (4 (137)): 57–79.
Published: 01 December 2018
... our emphasis from historical recovery to rigorous and responsible creativity, we recognize that archives are not just the records bequeathed to us by the past; archives also consist of the tools we use to explore it, the vision that allows us to read its signs, and the design decisions...
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Social Text (2021) 39 (2 (147)): 1–23.
Published: 01 June 2021
... that 54 percent of internet users access through a mobile device while 95 percent of Twitter users access the platform through a mobile device. 12 They also found that 64 percent of African Americans are wireless internet users. 13 Because the monetary status required to own personal computers...
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Social Text (2007) 25 (2 (91)): 169–180.
Published: 01 June 2007
... Middle East region? Operation Urban Resolve 2015, the largest computer modeling and simulation exer- cise ever undertaken by the Department of Defense (DoD), played out this and hundreds of other scenarios similar to the power station attack in a series of virtual war games conducted...
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Social Text (2002) 20 (2 (71)): np.
Published: 01 June 2002
... is the author of African Fractals: Modern Computing and Indigenous Design (Rutgers University Press, 1999). His anthology Appropriating Technology: Vernacular Science and Social Power is forthcoming from the University of Minnesota Press. His educational software for culturally based mathematics learning...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (1 (102)): 13–34.
Published: 01 March 2010
... that music and the development of modern computer technology, from Babbage to Herman Hollerith to Napster, have long been intertwined. In the end, both Gaddis’s and Nancarrow’s visions of the player- piano have been borne out in notable...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (1 (102)): 125–146.
Published: 01 March 2010
... fundamental change in our social existence which has not first thrown off Utopian visions like so many sparks from a comet.”13 In this essay I take up Bloch’s concept of anticipatory illumination, a utopian propensity or proclivity...
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Social Text (2015) 33 (4 (125)): 147–151.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Claudio Saunt The spatial and cartographic turn in the humanities invites experimentation with new modes of historical storytelling. Those modes—interactive, participatory, and ever evolving—may redefine our vision of scholarship by creating innovative ways to distribute and create historical...