Machine Art in the Twentieth Century

Author: Andreas Broeckmann

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262035065

Category: Art

Page: 392

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An investigation of artists' engagement with technical systems, tracing art historical lineages that connect works of different periods.

Architecture / Machine

Programs, Processes, and Performances

Author: Daniel A. Barber,Martin Bressani,Carlotta Darò,Tobias Erb,Kijan Espahangizi,Sabine von Fischer,John Harwood,Julian Jachmann,Susanne Jany,Reinhold Martin,Jacqueline Maurer,Spyros Papapetros,Caspar Schärer,Georg Vrachliotis

Publisher: Schwabe AG

ISBN: 3856763791

Category: Architecture

Page: 180

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Architektur und Maschine sind zentrale Gegenstände menschlicher Gestaltung. Wie funktioniert ihr Zusammenspiel? In thematischer Breite und historischer Tiefe gehen die Beiträge des Bandes dem vielfältigen Wechselspiel dieser Phänomene nach, vor allem im Hinblick auf drei Aspekte: Maschinen, die dem Entwurf und der Errichtung von Gebäuden dienen, solche, die ihrer Arbeit innerhalb der Wände und Strukturen von Bauten verrichten und - insbesondere - Maschinen, die als Modelle und Bilder des architektonischen Denkens fungieren. Dabei zeigt sich, dass die Thematik der Maschine im Rahmen der Architektur bis heute nicht nur an konkrete technische Fragen, sondern vielmehr an allgemeine Programme, Prozesse und Performanzen und damit an grundlegende Kategorien des gebauten Raumes rührt. What is the nature of the interaction between architecture and machines as key objects in human design and how does this interplay work? The contributors to the volume explore this multifaceted interchange in its broad thematic manifestations and historical depth, focusing above all on three aspects: machines that assist in the design and construction of buildings, those that perform their tasks inside the walls and structures of buildings, and - in particular - machines that act as models and images of architectural thought. What emerges is that the subject of machines within the architectural framework has been rooted, up until the present day, not simply in concrete technical questions, but rather to a far greater extent in general programs, processes, and performances, and thus in fundamental categories of built space.

Testo Junkie

Sex, Drugs, and Biopolitics in the Pharmacopornographic Era

Author: Paul B. Preciado

Publisher: The Feminist Press at CUNY

ISBN: 1558618384

Category: Social Science

Page: 432

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What constitutes a "real" man or woman in the twenty-first century? Since birth control pills, erectile dysfunction remedies, and factory-made testosterone and estrogen were developed, biology is definitely no longer destiny. In this penetrating analysis of gender, Paul B. Preciado shows the ways in which the synthesis of hormones since the 1950s has fundamentally changed how gender and sexual identity are formulated, and how the pharmaceutical and pornography industries are in the business of creating desire. This riveting continuation of Michel Foucault's The History of Sexuality also includes Preciado's diaristic account of his own use of testosterone every day for one year, and its mesmerizing impact on his body as well as his imagination.

William Wyler

Author: Wolfgang Jacobsen,Helga Belach,Norbert Grob

Publisher: N.A



Page: 311

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Author: Michael Hardt,Antonio Negri

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190677961

Category: Democracy

Page: 336

View: 507

In recent years "leaderless" social movements have proliferated around the globe, from North Africa and the Middle East to Europe, the Americas, and East Asia. Some of these movements have led to impressive gains: the toppling of authoritarian leaders, the furthering of progressive policy, and checks on repressive state forces. They have also been, at times, derided by journalists and political analysts as disorganized and ineffectual, or suppressed by disoriented and perplexed police forces and governments who fail to effectively engage them. Activists, too, struggle to harness the potential of these horizontal movements. Why have the movements, which address the needs and desires of so many, not been able to achieve lasting change and create a new, more democratic and just society? Some people assume that if only social movements could find new leaders they would return to their earlier glory. Where, they ask, are the new Martin Luther Kings, Rudi Dutschkes, and Stephen Bikos? With the rise of right-wing political parties in many countries, the question of how to organize democratically and effectively has become increasingly urgent. Although today's leaderless political organizations are not sufficient, a return to traditional, centralized forms of political leadership is neither desirable nor possible. Instead, as Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri argue, familiar roles must be reversed: leaders should be responsible for short-term, tactical action, but it is the multitude that must drive strategy. In other words, if these new social movements are to achieve meaningful revolution, they must invent effective modes of assembly and decision-making structures that rely on the broadest democratic base. Drawing on ideas developed through their well-known Empire trilogy, Hardt and Negri have produced, in Assembly, a timely proposal for how current large-scale horizontal movements can develop the capacities for political strategy and decision-making to effect lasting and democratic change. We have not yet seen what is possible when the multitude assembles.

Der Tunnel

Roman Von Bernhard Kellermann

Author: Bernhard Kellermann

Publisher: N.A


Category: Science fiction, German

Page: 402

View: 1204

Neue Gartenlaube

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

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