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Social Text (1 June 2016) 34 (2 (127)): 71–87.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Amy Villarejo What can critical theory, from Theodor Adorno to contemporary writers on the relationship between capitalism and digital media, tell us about the specific form or medium that is television? This article undertakes a two-step answer to this question, first by locating television as a...
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Social Text (1 December 2017) 35 (4): 113–152.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Khadija von Zinnenburg Carroll; Michał Murawski; Jesse Weaver Shipley This article explores the relationship between state and international orders of coercion and control at the intersections of digital media, popular culture, and high art. Collaboratively written, it elaborates what we call the...
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Social Text (1 June 2002) 20 (2 (71)): 125–146.
Published: 01 June 2002
... historical and contemporary black technolust and early technology adoption and mastery. Additionally, this work theorizes African diasporic issues visvis the discourse of the superinformation highway, digital media technologies’ impact in the areas of education and politics, and questions of race and...
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Social Text (1 December 2018) 36 (4 (137)): 57–79.
Published: 01 December 2018
... dreams, in order to hack their way into systems (whether modernity, science, or the West), thus living where they were “never meant to survive.” 7 Digital media changes the way users as readers and viewers digest information. It breaks the linearity of traditional print media’s analog left-to-right text...
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Social Text (1 June 2000) 18 (2 (63)): 33–58.
Published: 01 June 2000
... not-capital is labor. Tiziana Terranova —Karl Marx, Grundrisse Working in the digital media industry is not as much fun as it is made out to be. The “NetSlaves” of the eponymous Webzine are becoming increas- ingly...
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Social Text (1 September 2017) 35 (3 (132)): 71–94.
Published: 01 September 2017
... in our digital age, when reality and representation collapse into each other, when space and media are mutually constituted—a situation Arendt could not foresee. In social media, public events and personal emotions fabricate and intensify each other. While it is ineffective and unwise to suppress the...
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Social Text (1 September 2008) 26 (3 (96)): 59–78.
Published: 01 September 2008
... account of how contemporary digital media has been prefigured by particular medieval theological traditions.7 The aim of my essay, then, is twofold. First, I wish to question the idea of fixed borders that purportedly separate religion from technology...
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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 95–101.
Published: 01 March 2018
... sustained intervention in the function of financial/computational media as part of the quest for liberation and a sustainable communism. Copyright © 2018 Duke University Press 2018 computational capital labor value information digital culture Is this work? Does this work? For you? With the...
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Social Text (1 September 2016) 34 (3 (128)): 127–129.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Anna McCarthy For quick relief from the austerity of decluttering, try cultivating mindful clodder . ©2016 American Association of Critical-Care Nurses 2016 content management mindfulness digital media materiality The term clutter originated as a variation of clodder , which in late Middle...
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Social Text (1 June 2015) 33 (2 (123)): 99–120.
Published: 01 June 2015
... feelings of brown subjects. It examines cultural forms produced under the cloak of migrant rights movements to trace the ethical imperative of Brownness enacted by migrant sounds and visualities of loss. The article focuses on the cultural politics of digital art, music, and social media that theorize...
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Social Text (1 June 2009) 27 (2 (99)): 25–53.
Published: 01 June 2009
... “civil society.” It also reconsiders questions about the political role of mass media—to what extent are citizens manipulated as objects of the television media, and can they become subject-participants in their own representation? Finally, this study provides a critical examination of the formally...
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Social Text (1 September 2016) 34 (3 (128)): 137–152.
Published: 01 September 2016
... Freudian Robot: Digital Media and the Future of the Unconscious . Chicago : University of Chicago Press . McLuhan Marshall . 1964 . Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man . New York : McGraw-Hill . Philip M. NourbeSe . 2011 . Zong . Middletown, CT : Wesleyan University...
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Social Text (1 June 2010) 28 (2 (103)): 1–30.
Published: 01 June 2010
...-press pamphlet. The article concentrates on three contemporary small-press projects of nondoctrinal communist persuasion: Unpopular Books, 56a Archive, and Infopool. Against the anemic image of political media as “counterinformation,” the article seeks to develop an expanded understanding of the...
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Social Text (1 December 2010) 28 (4 (105)): 45–63.
Published: 01 December 2010
... safety, fear, and threat. The analysis works through three different media productions that intersect with contemporary concerns of governance and economy: an advertising spread for clothing, a magazine article about cyber labor in China, and billboard advertisements for storage services. Assessing these...
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Social Text (1 September 2009) 27 (3 (100)): 231–241.
Published: 01 September 2009
... over the years might be described as heuristic rather than categorical: an ongoing, dialogic effort to limn an arena of investigation, rather than the attempt to define once and for all an aspect of a broader social field. Alondra Nelson revisits “The New Right and Media,” an article from Social Text's...
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Social Text (1 March 2010) 28 (1 (102)): 13–34.
Published: 01 March 2010
..., “Defining Phonography: An Experiment in Theory,” analyzing what they see as an important historical break between the age of older sound-recording technologies and the advent of digital sound media. In their argument, “phonography” encompasses all “analog” formats of sound recording...
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Social Text (1 September 2017) 35 (3 (132)): 17–40.
Published: 01 September 2017
... institutions. Monte Rouge , for instance, was shot in del Llano’s own home using a borrowed mini-DV camera and five hundred Cuban convertible pesos, thereby omitting the need for state funding or shooting permits. Digital media can also allow filmmakers to sidestep state-controlled methods of distribution...
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Social Text (1 March 2010) 28 (1 (102)): 35–58.
Published: 01 March 2010
... instructions for the efficient digital encoding of audio and visual signals. Spectrograms suggested that much of the content of speech was redundant or irrelevant and could be discarded without a listener perceiving any difference. It will be argued that deafness ultimately served as an “assistive pretext” for...
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Social Text (1 June 2015) 33 (2 (123)): 57–81.
Published: 01 June 2015
...Shameem Black This article examines how twenty-first-century Anglophone digital art, arts marketing, and tourist discourse in South Korea address the problem of reconciliation after mass violence. At the turn of the new millennium, the arts have been enlisted by governments and tourist agencies to...
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Social Text (1 June 2011) 29 (2 (107)): 21–46.
Published: 01 June 2011
... the TV as a “citizen machine.”25 Established in 2001, Beijing All Media and Culture Group is the most important nondomestic urban media outlet in Beijing and a vital national interest. BAMC is a constellation of media holdings — including digital and cable broadcasting, film and...