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Target practice with Relays and Keys (anti-aircraft computer built from telephone relays). Advertisement. 1945. Bell Telephone Laboratories. From Popular Science.

What is Postcinema? Interview with Steven Shaviro (Episode 12)

Theorists of non-continuity: Marx, Engels, and Steven Shaviro. Source: @shaviro Twitter feed

Film and media theorist Steven Shaviro discusses postcinema, the meaning of the affective turn in the humanities, non-continuity in contemporary film cultures, digital technologies, neoliberalism, the place of politics in the academy, Harmony Korine's SPRING BREAKERS, and the aesthetics of Disney Stars gone bad. This discussion elaborates on Dr. Shaviro's lecture available as episode 11 of the CULTURAL TECHNOLOGIES podcast.

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Steven Shaviro on SPRING BREAKERS by Harmony Korine (Episode 11)

This episode features film theorist Steven Shaviro's lecture "'Every time I try to Fly': Hamony Korine's Spring Breakers," held on Nov 22, 2013 at the Post-Cinematic Perspectives conference (organized by Dr. Lisa Åkervall and Dr.

Bernard Stiegler, Mark Hansen, and WJT Mitchell on Friedrich Kittler (Episode 7)

Bernard Stiegler

Another Cultural Technologies Bootleg: This episode features a chat among French philosopher Bernard Stiegler, media theorist Mark B. N. Hansen, and literary critic W. J. T. Mitchell on the work of German media theorist Friedrich Kittler, following which Stiegler muses about time, technology, love, and death in the age of electronic media. And Hansen chimes in about Amazon algorithms stalking his desires. (Original recording took place in Mark Hansen's and W. J. T. Mitchell's 2004 media theory course at the University of Chicago.)

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WJT Mitchell: Iconology Today (Episode 6)

WJT Mitchell: Iconology Today

Literary critic and theorist of visual culture WJT Mitchell talks to us about his classic book Iconology, as well the fear of images, John Locke, digital media, ideology, the life of images, images as life, and more.

For more on visual culture today,  consider checking by the "Now! Visual Culture" conference being held at NYU in late May, where WJT Mitchell, myself, and a variety of scholars and artists will be giving talks. More info here.

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