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Making a Way out of No Way: Black Cyberculture and the Black Technocultural Matrix

André Brock Jr.

in Distributed Blackness: African American Cybercultures

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781479820375
eISBN:
9781479811908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479820375.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter closes out Distributed Blackness by extrapolating from Black digital practice to a theory of Black technoculture, examining Black cultural discourses about technology’s mediations of ... 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


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


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


“I Would Rather be a Cyborg”: Both/And Technoculture and the New Ms. Marvel

Jessica Baldanzi

in Ms. Marvel's America: No Normal

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781496827029
eISBN:
9781496827067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496827029.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Kamala Khan, the new Ms. Marvel, needs superpowers both to protect her hometown of Jersey City and to negotiate the pull between her parents’ immigrant Pakistani identity and US teen culture. Khan’s ... More


Black Feminist Technoculture, or the Virtual Beauty Shop

Catherine Knight Steele

in Digital Black Feminism

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781479808373
eISBN:
9781479808397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479808373.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

The virtual beauty shop provides a mechanism to interrogate a Black feminist technoculture wherein we no longer treat Black women’s use and manipulation of digital technologies as deviant, deficient, ... 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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Technoculture: Risk Reporting and Analysis at a Large Airline

Tommaso Palermo

in Riskwork: Essays on the Organizational Life of Risk Management

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198753223
eISBN:
9780191814877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198753223.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter explores how the mutual interdependence between control technologies and organizational culture influences the reporting of risk information between front-line, staff functions and top ... More


Technoculture and the Future of Work

Stanley Aronowitz and William DiFazio

in The Jobless Future: Second Edition

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816674510
eISBN:
9781452947594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816674510.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter begins by describing the intense competition between the United States and Germany for the development of radar and atomic weapon. German and Austrian refugee scientists, such as Albert ... More


Select Gameplay Mode: Simulation, Criticality, and the Chance of Video Games

Patrick Crogan

in Gameplay Mode: War, Simulation, and Technoculture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816653348
eISBN:
9781452946146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816653348.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter approaches video games as computer simulational forms, emphasizing their historical pedigree in postwar military technoscientific research and development, and in the overarching ... More


Conclusion: The Challenge of Simulation

Patrick Crogan

in Gameplay Mode: War, Simulation, and Technoculture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816653348
eISBN:
9781452946146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816653348.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter takes up the question of simulation and criticality to examine computer games in the contemporary technocultural moment. It characterizes computer simulation as a fictioning of the ... More


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