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Transductions : bodies and machines at speed

Author: Adrian Mackenzie
Publisher: London : Continuum, 2006.
Series: Continuum collection.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Part of the "Technologies: Studies in Culture and Theory" series. Through a critical analysis of the widely accepted notion that technology speeds everything up, this book argues that there are only  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Adrian Mackenzie
ISBN: 0826481698 9780826481696
OCLC Number: 64555493
Notes: Originally published: 2002.
Includes index.
Description: 231 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction; 1. Radical contingency and the materializations of technology; 2. From stone to radiation: the depth and speed of technical embodiments; 3. The technicity of time: 1.00 oscillations/sec to 9,192,631,770 Hz; 4. Infrastructure and individuation: speed and delay in Stelarc's Ping Body'; 5. Losing time at the PlayStation: realtime and the 'whatever' body; 6. Life, collectives and the pre-vital technicity of biotechnology Conclusion.
Series Title: Continuum collection.
Responsibility: Adrian Mackenzie.

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