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Sensoria : thinkers for the twenty-first century

Author: McKenzie Wark
Publisher: London : Verso, 2020.
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As we face the compounded crises of late capitalism - environmental catastrophe, pandemics, and technological transformation - who are the thinkers with a grasp on our world? McKenzie Wark surveys three areas at the cutting edge of current critical thinking: media ecologies, postcolonial ethnography, and the design of technologies. She introduces us to the ideas of seventeen major writers who, when brought together,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: McKenzie Wark
ISBN: 9781788735063 1788735064
OCLC Number: 1134671070
Description: 296 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Introduction: Toward the common task --
I. Aesthetics / Sianne Ngai: Zany, cute, interesting --
Kodwo Ashun: Black accelerationism --
Lisa Nakamura: Digitizing race --
Hito Steyerl: Art is beauty that does not try to kill us --
Yves Citton: Ecologies of attention --
Randy Martin: After capitalism, the derivative --
II. Ethnographics / Jackie Wang: Prisoners of the algorithm --
Wang Hui: China's twenty-first century --
Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing: Friction in the universal joint --
Achille Mbembe: Africa contra Hegel --
Déborah Danowski and Eduardo Viveiros de Castro: Myth today --
Eyal Weizman: Climate colonialism --
III. Technics / Cory Doctorow: Information wants to be free, but... --
Benjamin Bratton: The stack to come --
Lev Manovich: At the coalface of the interface --
Tiziana Terranova: The address of power --
Keller Easterling: Extrastatecraft and the digital city --
Jussi Parikka: Geology of media --
Notes --
Responsibility: McKenzie Wark.


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