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Žižek and the Real Hegel
(International Journal of Žižek Studies, 2008)
Žižek's reading of Hegel is, as he and many of his readers explicitly recognize, distinctly unorthodox. Efforts to appraise these readings often make reference to and mobilize the "real Hegel," a recognized standard and ...
Terra Nova 2.0 - The New World of MMORPGs
(Taylor & Francis (Routledge), 2009-06)
The dominant metaphor used to describe and situate MMORPGs, or massively multiplayer online role playing games (e.g. Ultima Online, EverQuest, World of Warcraft, Second Life, etc.), has been “new world” and “new frontier.” ...
The Virtual Dialectic: Rethinking The Matrix and its Significance
(The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006)
The Real Problem: Avatars, Metaphysics, and Online Social Interaction
(Sage Publications, 2010-02)
It is often assumed that the problem with ‘virtual reality’ – the concept, its various technological deployments and the apparently oxymoronic phrase itself – has been our understanding, or perhaps misunderstanding, of the ...
Second Thoughts: Toward a Critique of the Digital Divide
(SAGE Publications, 2003-12)
This article introduces critical perspective into the discussion of the digital divide, which is commonly defined as the gap separating those individuals who have access to new forms of information technology from those ...
Rethinking the Digital Remix: Mashups and the Metaphysics of Sound Recording
(Taylor & Francis, 2008-10)
Critical evaluations of audio mash-ups and remixes tend to congregate around two poles. On the one hand, these often clever recombinations of recorded music are celebrated as innovative and creative interventions in the ...
What's the Matter with Books?
(Society for Literature and Science: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2004-11)
The Matrix Reconsidered: Thinking Through Binary Logic in Science Fiction and Social Reality
(Taylor & Francis (Routledge), 2008-09)
This article employs the conceptual opposition of the red and blue pill that is presented in The Matrix trilogy as a mechanism for investigating the philosophical antagonisms and structural conflicts commonly associated ...
Beyond Mediation: Thinking the Computer Otherwise
Whatever Media Studies 2.0 involves, one thing is certain, there is a need to confront and deal with new technologies, most notably computers and computer networks. Despite the fact that the discipline has largely marginalized ...