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Social Text (2002) 20 (2 (71)): 49–64.
Published: 01 June 2002
...., and Charles Murray. 1991 . The bell curve: Intelligence and class structure in American life . New York: Free Press. Katz, Jon. 1997. Geek backtalk, part II: Geek? Nerd? Huh?HotWired, 1 August. hotwired.lycos.com/synapse/katz/97/30/katz4a_text.html . Kelly, Kevin. 1995 . Eno: Gossip is philosophy...
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Social Text (2002) 20 (2 (71)): 1–15.
Published: 01 June 2002
.... Ron Eglash reconfigures another hardwired persona of the digital age, that of the nerd or geek. Eglash argues that during a time when hack- ers with business made inroads in the halls of power, access to geek iden- tity may perhaps...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (2 (135)): 123–141.
Published: 01 June 2018
... regimes inaugurated by settler colonialism. But there is an additional aspect of our contemporary moment that I want to bring into frame in this essay and to hold alongside Jackson’s words, and that is the turn to science fiction, video gaming, and geek culture that has often served as a site...
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Social Text (2019) 37 (4 (141)): 77–93.
Published: 01 December 2019
... thing” in hardware. Specifically, Innoconn was capitalizing on the promise that an engagement with China would “empower” geeks to not only tinker with and at scale, that is, to tinker with electronics and tools like the open-source hardware platform Arduino, but also tinker with and in factories. Since...
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Social Text (2002) 20 (2 (71)): 125–146.
Published: 01 June 2002
... and working abroad. For these black geeks the lure of cyberspace represents “the possibility of vast, unexplored territory” (Balsamo 1996, 116) capable of sustaining new modes of postcolonial African unity, of sorts, often untenable on the con- tinent given the political and military economies of “real...
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Social Text (2003) 21 (4 (77)): 69–97.
Published: 01 December 2003
... Spindler wrote that when historians recalled the stylish excesses of the Internet gold rush, they would do so in terms of hip-hop’s ascendance as a cultural pacesetter for the champagne and caviar set. “Silicon geeks and dot- comers may earn triple-digit billions,” Spindler noted, “but the folks who...
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Social Text (2002) 20 (2 (71)): 21–47.
Published: 01 June 2002
... that reads like a para- phrase of Descartes’s famous cogito, ergo sum formula, “people become posthuman because they think they are posthuman” (6). 7. While the designation “white boys” might sound flippant, I think it pro- vides an apt description of the white techno-geek tradition Hayles draws...
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Social Text (2017) 35 (4): 113–152.
Published: 01 December 2017
... a conscious politics of centrality—a centrality that relies on performance as well as writing, and physical (“meatspace,” in geek talk) as well as digital (cyberspace) interaction with the multitudes. Assange’s increasing reluctance to step out onto his balcony—the last vestige of meatspace available to him...
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