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The Dismal Trade: Death, the Market, and Silver Age Superheroes

Alaniz José

in Death, Disability, and the Superhero: The Silver Age and Beyond

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781628461176
eISBN:
9781626740655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461176.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter addresses the superheroes' experience of the “death”/resurrection cycle in serial narratives. This cycle shows that the Silver Age superhero is not only a disability disavower and ... More


Problems Stemming from Death Denial

John M. Rector

in The Objectification Spectrum: Understanding and Transcending Our Diminishment and Dehumanization of Others

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199355419
eISBN:
9780190258429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199355419.003.0012
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

This chapter examines some of the problems that arise from death denial, a factor that contributes to objectification—the phenomenon of experiencing other human beings as objects rather than ... More


Necromedia Theory and Posthumanism

Marcel O’Gorman

in Necromedia

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816695706
eISBN:
9781452950662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816695706.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

The first chapter introduces the reader to the work of Ernest Becker and outlines his theories of death denial and “cultural hero systems.” These concepts are integrated into an existentialist ... More


Angels in Digital Armor: Technoculture, Terror Management, and the Antihero

Marcel O’Gorman

in Necromedia

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816695706
eISBN:
9781452950662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816695706.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This essay looks at our contemporary technocultural hero system, and discusses how it can lead to the behaviors exhibited by school shooters such as Klebold and Harris, Kimveer Gill, Sebastian Bosse, ... More


Necromedia

Marcel O'Gorman

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816695706
eISBN:
9781452950662
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816695706.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

In Necromedia, media activist Marcel O’Gorman takes aim at “the collusion of death and technology,” drawing on a broad arsenal that ranges from posthumanist philosophy and social psychology to ... More


Roach Lab

Marcel O’Gorman

in Necromedia

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816695706
eISBN:
9781452950662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816695706.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

Roach Lab, a grad student project created in the Critical Media Lab, provides yet another example of applied media theory as discussed in the previous chapter and exemplified in every other chapter ... More


Telephone, Pager, Two-Way Speaker, and Other Technologies of Betrayal

Marcel O’Gorman

in Necromedia

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816695706
eISBN:
9781452950662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816695706.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This is a long reading of the film American Beauty that focuses on media technologies (telephone, pager, two-way speaker, handycam) and their capacity to betray their users in deadly ways. The author ... More


Introduction

Marcel O’Gorman

in Necromedia

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816695706
eISBN:
9781452950662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816695706.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This introductory essay begins with an anecdote about fishing, in which the author demonstrates his tortured ambivalence toward posthumanist philosophy. The chapter justifies the unusual arrangement ... More


Dreadmill

Marcel O’Gorman

in Necromedia

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816695706
eISBN:
9781452950662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816695706.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

From 2004-2006, the author toured North America by lecturing while running a hacked treadmill hardwired to a computer. In lectures of 5-7 kilometers, the author ran through various theories about ... More


Digital Care, Curation, and Curriculum: On Applied Media Theory

Marcel O’Gorman

in Necromedia

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816695706
eISBN:
9781452950662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816695706.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter outlines the author’s concept of “applied media theory,” which is a method of humanities research rooted in the research/creation practices typical of professional artists. Applied media ... More


From Dust to Data: On Existential Terror and Horror Philosophy

Marcel O’Gorman

in Necromedia

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816695706
eISBN:
9781452950662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816695706.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

In this final chapter, the author speaks out against what he calls “horror philosophy,” a type of discourse that threatens the ontological dignity of the human being for the sake of celebrating a ... More


Speculative Realism Unchained: A Love Story

Marcel O’Gorman

in Necromedia

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816695706
eISBN:
9781452950662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816695706.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

Here, the author presents a critique of speculative realism and object-oriented ontology (OOO). His primary argument is that some flavors of OOO are not philosophy at all, but a form of poetic ... More


Cycle of Dread

Marcel O’Gorman

in Necromedia

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816695706
eISBN:
9781452950662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816695706.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

Cycle of Dread is the second in a triathlon of works by the author. Here, he describes the work in the context of specific concepts such as avatar, glitch, nostalgia, and flow. This public art ... More


Border Disorder

Marcel O’Gorman

in Necromedia

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816695706
eISBN:
9781452950662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816695706.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

Chapter 2 describes a performance and video installation that required the author to record on video two crossings of the Windsor/Detroit border: one in his car; one on foot, during the Detroit ... More


Myth of the Steersman

Marcel O’Gorman

in Necromedia

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816695706
eISBN:
9781452950662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816695706.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This is the last in a triathlon of projects created by the author, which in this case involves a canoe equipped with three touch-screen monitors and wrapped in 7 kilometers of fishing line. Recalling ... More


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