Category Archives: technology

Alison Landsberg – Prosthetic Memory

Alison Landsberg, Prosthetic Memory, Columbia UP, 2004. Are memories – whether they are personal or public – transferable, implantable, or purchasable? Landsberg argues that with the advent of new (mass) technologies like cinema memory can be massively distributed through the

Alison Landsberg – Prosthetic Memory

Alison Landsberg, Prosthetic Memory, Columbia UP, 2004. Are memories – whether they are personal or public – transferable, implantable, or purchasable? Landsberg argues that with the advent of new (mass) technologies like cinema memory can be massively distributed through the

Laura U. Marks – The Skin of the Film

Laura U. Marks, The Skin of the Film, Duke UP, 2000. If cinema is an audiovisual medium in nature, why does Laura Marks look for nonaudiovisual sense experience in cinema? Of course, the films and videos she tries to examine

Laura U. Marks – The Skin of the Film

Laura U. Marks, The Skin of the Film, Duke UP, 2000. If cinema is an audiovisual medium in nature, why does Laura Marks look for nonaudiovisual sense experience in cinema? Of course, the films and videos she tries to examine

Paul Feyerabend – Against Method

Paul Feyerabend. Against Method. 3rd Ed. Verso, 1993. This book is, as the title is saying plainly, challenging the idea that in science there is and has been a proper methodology for scientific research distinctive from non-science and pseudo-science. If

Paul Feyerabend – Against Method

Paul Feyerabend. Against Method. 3rd Ed. Verso, 1993. This book is, as the title is saying plainly, challenging the idea that in science there is and has been a proper methodology for scientific research distinctive from non-science and pseudo-science. If

Norbert Wiener – Cybernetics

Norbert Wiener. Cybernetics: or Control and Communication in the Animal and the Machine. 2nd Ed. The MIT Press, 1965. Cybernetics was the field of control and communication theory which laid groundwork for the computer culture now we live in. It

Norbert Wiener – Cybernetics

Norbert Wiener. Cybernetics: or Control and Communication in the Animal and the Machine. 2nd Ed. The MIT Press, 1965. Cybernetics was the field of control and communication theory which laid groundwork for the computer culture now we live in. It

Chris Hables Gray – Cyborg Citizen

Chris Hables Gray. Cyborg Citizen: Politics in the Posthuman Age. Routledge, 2002. Curiously, all the theories of posthumanism have been disappeared, and discourses of the postmodern have receded like a popular fad. As if there is not any longer a

Chris Hables Gray – Cyborg Citizen

Chris Hables Gray. Cyborg Citizen: Politics in the Posthuman Age. Routledge, 2002. Curiously, all the theories of posthumanism have been disappeared, and discourses of the postmodern have receded like a popular fad. As if there is not any longer a

Eugene Thacker – The Global Genome

Eugene Thacker. The Global Genome: Biotechnology, Politics, and Culture. The MIT Press, 2005. Although the main object of Thacker’s The Global Genome is biology (and body itself), the context in which he deals with the object throughout the book is

Eugene Thacker – The Global Genome

Eugene Thacker. The Global Genome: Biotechnology, Politics, and Culture. The MIT Press, 2005. Although the main object of Thacker’s The Global Genome is biology (and body itself), the context in which he deals with the object throughout the book is

Precarious Citizenship in the Late Capitalist Society

– Adriana Petryna, Life Exposed: Biological Citizens after Chernobyl, Princeton UP, 2002. – Aihwa Ong, Flexible Citizenship: The Cultural Logics of Transnationality, Duke UP, 1999. How do self and social identities change in a state of transition? How does the

Precarious Citizenship in the Late Capitalist Society

– Adriana Petryna, Life Exposed: Biological Citizens after Chernobyl, Princeton UP, 2002. – Aihwa Ong, Flexible Citizenship: The Cultural Logics of Transnationality, Duke UP, 1999. How do self and social identities change in a state of transition? How does the