Transductions: Bodies and Machines at Speed / Edition 1

Transductions: Bodies and Machines at Speed / Edition 1

by Adrian MacKenzie
     
 

Transductions explores the nature of technological speed and how technology becomes part of living bodies.Drawing on deconstruction and corporeal theory, Transductions re-examines the borders between bodies and machines, between what counts as social and what counts as technological. Using examples which include online computer games, military supercomputers,

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Transductions explores the nature of technological speed and how technology becomes part of living bodies.Drawing on deconstruction and corporeal theory, Transductions re-examines the borders between bodies and machines, between what counts as social and what counts as technological. Using examples which include online computer games, military supercomputers, genomic databases, performance art and the global positioning system, Mackenzie critiques the widely accepted notion that technology speeds everything up, arguing instead that there are only ever differences in speed.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826458841
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
08/28/2002
Series:
Technologies: Studies In Culture & Theory Series
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.36(w) x 9.32(h) x 0.74(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Preface
Introduction1
Ch. 1Radical contingency and the materializations of technology29
Ch. 2From stone to radiation: the depth and speed of technical embodiments57
Ch. 3The technicity of time: 1.00 oscillation/second to 9,192,631,770 Hz87
Ch. 4Infrastructure and individuation: speed and delay in Stelarc's Ping Body116
Ch. 5Losing time at the PlayStation: real time and the �whatever' body145
Ch. 6Life, collectives and the pre-vital technicity of biotechnology171
Conclusion205
References219
Index229

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