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Virtual Afterlives: Grieving the Dead in the Twenty-First Century

Candi K. Cann

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813145419
eISBN:
9780813145495
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813145419.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

From the dead body to the virtual body and from material memorials to virtual memorials, one thing is clear: the bodiless nature of memorialization of the dead across cultures. In postindustrial, ... More


Introduction: Everywhere and Nowhere

Michele Aaron

in Death and the Moving Image: Ideology, Iconography and I

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780748624430
eISBN:
9780748697014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624430.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The introduction traces the various historical, social, and critical shifts characterising the place of, and discussion of, death in Western culture. Having summarised the key voices and concepts in ... 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 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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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