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    Technics, Time and the Internation: Bernard Stiegler’s Thought – A Dialogue with Daniel Ross.Ryan Bishop & Daniel Ross - forthcoming - Theory, Culture and Society:026327642199043.
    This interview with Bernard Stiegler’s long-time translator and collaborator, Daniel Ross, examines the connections between different periods of Stiegler’s work, thought, writing and activism. Moving from the three volumes of Technics and Time to the final large-scale collaborative project of The Internation, the discussion concentrates on Stiegler’s conceptualization of ‘protentionality’, hope and care for a world confronted by climate crises, entropy and computational economic reconfigurations of work, economy and imaginations for futural possibilities. The interview foreshadows the special issue on The (...)
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    Virilio and Visual Culture.John Armitage & Ryan Bishop (eds.) - 2013 - Edinburgh University Press.
    The first genuine appraisal of Virilio's contribution to contemporary art, photography, film, television and more. This collection of 13 original writings, including a newly translated piece by Virilio himself, is indispensable reading for all students and researchers of contemporary visual culture. Paul Virilio is one of the leading and most challenging critics of art and technology of the present period. Re-conceptualising the most enduring philosophical conventions on everything from technology and photography to literature, anthropology, cultural, and media studies through his (...)
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    The Urban Problematic.Ryan Bishop & John W. P. Phillips - 2013 - Theory, Culture and Society 30 (7-8):221-241.
    This article, which introduces the special section on The Urban Problematic, takes as its starting point the ways in which categories associated with the ‘urban’ have broken down, such that the once singular and coherent concept ‘city’ has disintegrated in certain ways: the notion has been demythologized, so that representations of the city must now be regarded as partial and invested; and cities themselves have become opaque and unpredictable both to urban scholars and to governments, planners and various kinds of (...)
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    Technics, Media, Teleology.Couze Venn, Roy Boyne, John W. P. Phillips & Ryan Bishop - 2007 - Theory, Culture and Society 24 (7-8):334-341.
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    Bernard Stiegler and the Internation Project: An Introduction.Ryan Bishop - 2022 - Theory, Culture and Society 39 (7-8):5-17.
    This article serves as the introduction to the Annual Review special section entitled ‘Bernard Stiegler and the Internation Project: Computational Practices and Circumscribed Futures’. As such, it introduces the collective undertaking of the Internation Project in relation to Stiegler’s long career as a thinker, educator and community organizer. The introduction pursues a number of themes addressed in the section’s contributions, including pharmacological logic, transindividuation, computational practices, bifurcation and negentropy (means of slowing entropic processes at individual and collective levels). All of (...)
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    Animation/Re-animation.Ryan Bishop - 2006 - Theory, Culture and Society 23 (2-3):346-346.
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    A Circle of Fragments: Barthes, Burgin, and the Interruption of Rhetoric.Ryan Bishop - 2020 - Theory, Culture and Society 37 (4):135-165.
    Roland Barthes’ entire career pursued a dream of being freed from the tyranny of ossified, institutionalized, rote language use, as articulated from his first massively influential work on ‘writing degree zero’ in 1953. The anaemic role of institutional rhetoric and its dusty formulations dulled the capacity for using language and thought otherwise. For Barthes, fragments played a privileged role in the escape from the tyranny of meaning imposed by doxa and received wisdom, sometimes called ‘literature’ and ‘rhetoric’. Barthes once referred (...)
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    Baudrillard and the Evil Genius.Ryan Bishop & John W. P. Phillips - 2007 - Theory, Culture and Society 24 (5):135-145.
    This article commemorates Jean Baudrillard’s career with an account of the consistency of his interventionist logic, the subtlety of his styles of argument and the prescience of his observations. It provides an account of Baudrillard’s sustained engagement with the intensification of simulation that has increasingly codified trends in communications, technology politics, the social, the psychological and economics in the name of functionality. The consistency of Baudrillard’s arguments belies the many superficial judgements made about them, which were anyway often knowingly encouraged (...)
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  9. Baudrillard and the Evil Genius.Ryan Bishop & John Phillips - 2009 - In Baudrillard now: current perspectives in Baudrillard studies. Cambridge: Polity.
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  10. Baudrillard, Death, and Cold War Theory.Ryan Bishop - 2009 - In Baudrillard now: current perspectives in Baudrillard studies. Cambridge: Polity.
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    Baudrillard now: current perspectives in Baudrillard studies.Ryan Bishop (ed.) - 2009 - Cambridge: Polity.
    The writings of Jean Baudrillard have dramatically altered the face of critical theory & promise to pose challenges well into the 21st century. His work on simulation, media, the status of the image, the system of objects, hyperreality, & information technology continues to influence intellectual work in a diverse set of fields.
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    Camera as Object and Process: An Interview with Victor Burgin.Ryan Bishop & Sean Cubitt - 2013 - Theory, Culture and Society 30 (7-8):199-219.
    Using a number of his recent site-specific installations, conceptual artist and theorist Victor Burgin discusses the status and future of the camera from photography to moving image to computer-generated virtual works that combine both still and moving images. In the process he modifies Bazin’s question ‘What is cinema?’ to ask ‘What is a camera?’ These works extend and develop Burgin’s long-standing interest in the relationship of aesthetics and politics as rendered through visualization technologies, especially as it pertains to space. Burgin’s (...)
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    Ignorance.Ryan Bishop & John W. P. Phillips - 2006 - Theory, Culture and Society 23 (2-3):180-182.
    In this article we outline the ways in which questions of language have both revealed problems with conceptions of knowledge and suggested constructive ways of addressing those problems. Having examined the limitations of instrumental notions of language, we outline some alternatives, especially those developed from the middle of the 19th and throughout the 20th century. We locate forceful and influential philosophical interventions in the writings of Nietzsche and Heidegger and foundational revisions in the linguistics of Ferdinand de Saussure and his (...)
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    Introduction: The Problem of Violence: Megacities and Violence Special Section.Ryan Bishop - 2010 - Theory, Culture and Society 27 (6):3-10.
    The scale and diversity of megacities finds analogous scale and diversity in the violence witnessed and experienced in these complexly dense urban sites. From full-scale military invasion to internecine ethnic and tribal conflict, from paramilitary incursions to strategic car bombs, from slum clearance to pervasive everyday low-level violence, from Mafia-led armies to incessant inflictions of violence on the urban poor, and from missile launches to machete attacks, megacities, most unfortunately, have them all. This article contextualizes many of the key concerns (...)
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    Media Art at UMAT.Ryan Bishop & John W. P. Phillips - 2007 - Theory, Culture and Society 24 (7-8):359-369.
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    Mumbai: City-as-Target: Introduction.Ryan Bishop & Tania Roy - 2009 - Theory, Culture and Society 26 (7-8):263-277.
    This article introduces the themes and theoretical concerns of a special section that explores the various ways the specificities of the Mumbai attacks serve as a metonym for issues found in other urban sites within the conditions, concerns and vulnerabilities of globalization-as-urbanization and does so through the rubric of the city-as-target. As urbanization grows exponentially in unforecastable ways, the likelihood of violent urban targeting of many different kinds — state-sponsored, paramilitary, sectarian, economic, racial, tribal, etc., to name but a few (...)
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    Manufacturing Emergencies.Ryan Bishop & John W. P. Phillips - 2002 - Theory, Culture and Society 19 (4):91-102.
    The article examines the distinction between the state of emergency and the normal state and an inherent undecidability at the base of the distinction. We argue that states of emergency arise from strategic sovereign decisions to divide visible from invisible, enemy from ally, underground economy from above-ground, illegitimate war from legitimate war. The capacity to so divide is manifested, for instance, in the technology of air raid sirens in a way that indicates the momentum of the technicity that covertly underlies (...)
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    Method, Techne and Auto-kinesis.Ryan Bishop - 2009 - Theory and Event 12 (1).
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    Of Method.Ryan Bishop & John Phillips - 2007 - Theory, Culture and Society 24 (7-8):264-275.
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    Of Method.Ryan Bishop & John W. P. Phillips - 2007 - Theory, Culture and Society 24 (7-8):264-275.
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    Plus d’un toucher: Touching Worlds.Ryan Bishop & Irving Goh - 2011 - Substance 40 (3):3-9.
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    Project 'Transparent Earth' and the Autoscopy of Aerial Targeting: The Visual Geopolitics of the Underground.Ryan Bishop - 2011 - Theory, Culture and Society 28 (7-8):270-286.
    The import of underground facilities in military strategy in the US grew exponentially after the Gulf War. The success of precision-guided conventional missiles meant that any above-ground building or complex could be accurately targeted and destroyed, thus driving states with less sophisticated weapons to go underground to secure space for covert weapons development and the protection of command and control centres for military and governmental functions. Underground facilities have thus become the main challenge to objects of detection and targeting practices (...)
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    Research.Ryan Bishop - 2006 - Theory, Culture and Society 23 (2-3):570-571.
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    The Curious Logic of the Hinge and the (Post)colonial Military Body.Ryan Bishop & John Phillips - 2003 - Body and Society 9 (4):69-88.
    This article considers the capacity of the military body to appropriate various modes of power, personnel and material, in terms of the tache. In particular we examine the (post)colonial military body, especially in Southeast Asia, and its intimate relations to the detachment of the colonial state from the colonial body and attachment to the global regimes of Cold War and neo-liberal post Cold War processes. We do so through a wide range of ‘texts’– including a Conrad novella, a Singaporean documentary (...)
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    The Eames Office, the Cold War and the Avant-Garde: Making the Lab of Tomorrow.Ryan Bishop - 2020 - Theory, Culture and Society 37 (7-8):71-94.
    The design office of Charles and Ray Eames was a collaborative, interdisciplinary, multimedia affair linking Hollywood, the State Department, universities, the corporate sector and international fairs during the height of the Cold War. Bringing together design, furniture, cutting-edge technology and experimental, avant-garde informed-multiscreen projections, the Eames Office operated as a humanities/IT/media/arts lab. For the 1964 World’s Fair, the Eameses created ‘The Information Machine’ for IBM. The techniques of display and experimental juxtaposition of images, sound and new media capacities later migrated (...)
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    The Global University.Ryan Bishop - 2006 - Theory, Culture and Society 23 (2-3):563-566.
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    The Half-Life of the Avant-Garde: Introduction.Ryan Bishop & John W. P. Phillips - 2020 - Theory, Culture and Society 37 (7-8):53-70.
    This introduction to the special section ‘The Half-Life of the Avant-Garde: 50 Years On from 50 Years On’ explains why the section is conceived to look back at the century since the First World War. It is designed to offer ways of rethinking the concept and the role of the anniversary, where the First World War constitutes the memorialized event. The organization of the section follows the movement between often hidden or submerged forms of continuity. It attempts to think some (...)
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    The Knowledge Apparatus.Ryan Bishop & John W. P. Phillips - 2006 - Theory, Culture and Society 23 (2-3):186-191.
    In this article we outline the ways in which questions of language have both revealed problems with conceptions of knowledge and suggested constructive ways of addressing those problems. Having examined the limitations of instrumental notions of language, we outline some alternatives, especially those developed from the middle of the 19th and throughout the 20th century. We locate forceful and influential philosophical interventions in the writings of Nietzsche and Heidegger and foundational revisions in the linguistics of Ferdinand de Saussure and his (...)
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    The Threat of Space: A Discussion between Bashir Makhoul and Gordon Hon.Ryan Bishop - 2012 - Theory, Culture and Society 29 (7-8):324-340.
    Bashir Makhoul and Gordon Hon are the artist and curator, respectively, of the installation Enter Ghost, Exit Ghost. Many of the ideas behind the work were developed in discussions between them and here they have formalized this process in a transcribed discussion conducted after the first manifestation of the piece in Beijing. They have also just completed work on a co-authored book on contemporary Palestinian art and they discuss the context of Enter Ghost, Exit Ghost specifically as a Palestinian artwork (...)
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    Violence.Ryan Bishop & John W. P. Phillips - 2006 - Theory, Culture and Society 23 (2-3):377-385.
    Violence is spoken of in several senses but its most basic definition, as a force exerted by one thing on another, harbors serious problems, especially when it comes to a consideration of its source or cause. We begin this article by identifying some of the aporias of violence with reference to philosophical and religious discourses and then we go on to analyze how violence problematizes concepts of law and justice in world historical contexts. We examine several traditions including Indo-European mythology, (...)
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  31. What is a Tank?Ryan Bishop & John Phillips - 2009 - In Baudrillard now: current perspectives in Baudrillard studies. Cambridge: Polity.
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    40 Years of Structure, Sign and Play.Ryan Bishop & John W. P. Phillips - 2009 - Theory and Event 12 (1).
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    Junk Space.Bobby Chong Thai Wong & Ryan Bishop - 2006 - Theory, Culture and Society 23 (2-3):152-155.
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    Janine Marchessault. Ecstatic Worlds: Media, Utopias, Ecologies. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2017. 368 pp. [REVIEW]Ryan Bishop - 2018 - Critical Inquiry 45 (1):235-236.
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