Tag: foucault

Anti-Negroponte: Cybernetic Subjectivity in Digital Being and Time


Timothy Luke reviews Nicholas Negroponte and takes a second look at ‘digital subjectivity.’

Jan Baetens asks Remediation or Premeditation?


Noting that media are not only proposed to readers but also imposed on customers, Jan Baetens introduces Adorno into the debates on remediation.

On Materialities, Meanings, and The Shape of Things


Lori Emerson reviews The Shape of the Signifier by Walter Benn Michaels.

Virtual Communities?: Public Spheres and Public Intellectuals on the Internet


Can electronic conversations reconstitute Bérubé’s lost public sphere? A Marxist analysis by Jamie Daniel.

The Question of the Animal


On a posthumanism potentially worthy of the name.

Metahistorical Romance


On Amy Elias’s view of fabulation in the moment of American corporate power, a postmodern novelistic aesthetic that is consistent with Sir Walter Scott’s early nineteenth-century mix of romance and Enlightenment-inspired historiography.

Texts and Tools


Bringing the queston of ‘textuality’ into the cyberdebates, and refusing the conservative oppostion between contemplative reading and gaming, Daniel Punday argues that critics should embrace spinoff culture as a model for electronic writing.

Of Graphomania, Confession, and the Writing Self


Todd E. Napolitano on the kitsch of on-line journals, most of which have flashed and disappeared since they were panned here, in the Fall 1996 ebr.

Old Orders for New: Ecology, Animal Rights, and The Poverty of Humanism


Cary Wolfe reviews Luc Ferry’s The New Ecological Order.

Reading the L.A. Landscape


Claire Rasmussen on geography and the social theory of Janet L. Abu-Lughod, Mike Davis, and Edward Soja.