Transductions: Bodies and Machines at Speed / Edition 1

Transductions: Bodies and Machines at Speed / Edition 1

by Adrian MacKenzie
     
 

ISBN-10: 082645884X

ISBN-13: 9780826458841

Pub. Date: 08/28/2002

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

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,

Overview

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

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.

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