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Cold War legacies : systems, theory, aesthetics

Author: John Beck; Ryan Bishop
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2016
Series: Technicities
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Drawing on theorists such as Jean Baudrillard, Jacques Derrida, Michel Foucault, Luce Irigaray, Friedrich Kittler, Michel Serres, Peter Sloterdijk, Carl Schmitt, Bernard Stiegler and Paul Virilio this collection makes connections between Cold War material and conceptual technologies, as they relate to the arts, society and culture
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Beck; Ryan Bishop
ISBN: 9781474409483 1474409482
OCLC Number: 986510359
Description: xiv, 305 pages : illustrations (black and white, and colour)
Contents: Acknowledgements; List of Illustrations; Notes on contributors; Introduction; I. Pattern Recognition: 1. The Future: RAND, Brand and Dangerous to Know; 2. Simulate, Optimise, Partition: Algorithmic Diagrams of Pattern Recognition from 1953 Onwards; 3. Impulsive Synchronisation: A Conversation on Military Technologies and Audiovisual Arts; II The Persistence of the Nuclear: 4. The Meaning of Monte Bello; 5. Deep Geological Disposal and Radioactive Time: Beckett, Bowen, Nirex and Onkalo; 6. Shifting the Nuclear Imaginary: Art and the Flight from Nuclear Modernity; 7. Alchemical Transformations?: Fictions of the Nuclear State after 1989; III. Ubiquitous Surveillance: 8. 'The Very Form of Perverse Artificial Societies': The Unstable Emergence of the Network Family From its Cold War Nuclear Bunker; 9. The Signal Haunted Cold War: Persistence of the SIGINT Ontology; 10. 'Bulk Surveillance' or, the Elegant Technicities of Metadata; IV. Pervasive Mediations: 11. Notes from the Underground: Microwaves, Backbones, Party Lines and the Post Office Tower; 12. Insect Technics: War Vision Machines; 13. Overt Research; 14. Smart Dust and Remote Sensing: The Political Subject in Autonomous Systems; Index
Series Title: Technicities
Responsibility: edited by John Beck and Ryan Bishop

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