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Phase Media Space, Time and the Politics of Smart Objects

Author
James Ash
Publisher / Label
Bloomsbury Academic
Country
USA
Language
English
Publication year
2017
Type of publication
Book
Number of pages
216
ISBN
9781501335600

Index

CONTENTS

Acknowledgements   ix

1 Phase Media   1
  Networks   7
  Smart Objects   10
  Smart Objects, Space and Time   16
  Exploring Phases   19

2 Objects   23
  Technical Objects   28
  Smart Objects   36
  A Quintuplet model of Smart Objects   48

3 Spaces   51
  Phase Space   53
  Modulating Phase Spaces   63
  Diffusion, Partition, Envelopment   65
  The Multiple Logics of Modulation   74

4 Times   77
  Phase Time   80
  Gradation, Dispersion, Dilation   87
  Spatio-Temporal Phases   97

5 Politics   101
  Smart Politics   105
  Object Politics   114 
  Endo and Exo Politics   114
  Phase Politics   124

6 Involution   127
  Involution   129
  Struction and Dis-struction   131
  Structive Involution   134
  Dis-Structive Involution   141
  Phase Activism   147

7 Ethics   149
  Ethics and Smart Vehicles   153
  Phases and Accidents   157
  Phase Ethics   164
  Practicing Phase Ethics   166
  Phase Ethic Futures   172

8 After Networks   175
  Networks and Phases   177
  Closing Remarks   187

Bibliography   189
Index   206