Category Archives: Cultural Studies

Accelerationism: how a fringe philosophy predicted the future we live in – Sadie Plant / Cultural Studies Department, Birmingham University referenced in The Guardian today

Unlike Land, Plant and Fisher were technophiles: she had an early Apple computer, he was an early mobile phone user. “Computers … pursue accelerating, exponential paths, proliferating, miniaturising, stringing themselves together,” wrote Plant in Zeroes and Ones, a caffeinated 1997 book about the development of computing. Plant and Fisher were also committed fans of the 90s’ increasingly kinetic dance music and action films, which they saw as popular art forms that embodied the possibilities of the new digital era. Continue reading

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Women of our Century – Paule Vézelay (Notes from BBC programme)

Women of our Century – BBC Iplayer Series 1: Paule Vézelay (Biography – http://jlwcollection.com/jlwcollection.com/Paule_Vezelay.html) First transmitted in 1984, Germaine Greer interviews pioneer abstract artist Paule Vézelay. British painter Vézelay was neglected and ignored by the British art establishment for most … Continue reading

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2014 is the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Birmingham Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies. This project, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, marks this anniversary by reflecting on the legacies of the Centre.

How interesting! I have recently been revisiting the key figures, concepts and work i did for my degree almost 20 years ago and have now found that the department is conducting a project to mark the 50th anniversary of the … Continue reading

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The Internet Belongs to Everyone – Global Anonymous march to protect the greatest tool of free speech ever invented

The Internet is the greatest tool of free speech ever created that gave voice to billions of people along with power to bring down regimes, a member of the Anonymous movement told RT, adding that such power terrifies governments around … Continue reading

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Dr. Sadie Plant we need to discuss saving the Internet

Just found this article: As English author Sadie Plant (my tutor, Cultural Studies Dept. University of Birmingham) said in 1993: “Cyberfeminism is simply the recognition that patriarchy is doomed.” Australia’s Rosie X founded the world’s first cyberfeminist zine, Geekgirl, in … Continue reading

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