Viral: WSQ Volume 40, Numbers 1&2 Spring/Summer 2012 Patricia Clough

ISBN: 9781558617926

Published: June 26th 2012

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320 pages


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Viral: WSQ Volume 40, Numbers 1&2 Spring/Summer 2012  by  Patricia Clough

Viral: WSQ Volume 40, Numbers 1&2 Spring/Summer 2012 by Patricia Clough
June 26th 2012 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 320 pages | ISBN: 9781558617926 | 8.22 Mb

When we think of something as “viral,” we often think of the transit of electronic information at an intensified speed and reach. Viral also refers to indiscriminate exchanges, often linked with notions of bodily contamination, uncontainability, andMoreWhen we think of something as “viral,” we often think of the transit of electronic information at an intensified speed and reach. Viral also refers to indiscriminate exchanges, often linked with notions of bodily contamination, uncontainability, and unwelcome transgression of border and boundaries.

In this issue of WSQ, the editors invite a rethinking of institutions of education, family, religion, health, military, media, and law to inaugurate an inventive cultural criticism on topics ranging from social media, hacking, clouding, and financial markets to pollution, genetics, and robotics.Viral will also include interdisciplinary artists projects, each exploring the technological, political, and biological registers of viral culture. These include a meditation on the US militarys use of PowerPoint slides and an experiment involving the artists own hepatitis C-infected blood and plant life.

An ongoing social media campaign is being created with input from media maven Johanna Blakley, managing director and director of research at the Norman Lear Center, University of Southern California, and will continue after the issue is published.Patricia Clough is a professor of sociology, womens studies, and intercultural studies at Queens College, CUNY, and The Graduate Center, CUNY.Jasbir Puar is a professor of womens and gender studies at Rutgers University.



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