ideology

Six schemes for encoding the words "United States" via telegraphic messaging. Source: H. Nyquist, “Certain factors affecting telegraph speed,” Bell Syst. Tech. J., Apr. 1924, p. 338.

Carl Schmitt and Technology: An Interview with John McCormick (Episode 8)

Carl Schmitt in 1904. Sourc: Noack, Carl Schmitt-Eine Biographie (1993), p. 181

John P. McCormick, author of Carl Schmitt's Critique of Liberalism: Against Politics as Technology, discusses renowned political theorist and fascist Carl Schmitt's troubling critique of liberal politics. We also discuss technology, Martin Heidegger, the Weimar Republic, Catholicism, Marxism, and why climate change can't be solved by a czar.

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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