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FCJ-021 Rhythmic Parasites: A Virological Analysis of Sound and Dance

Stamatia Portanova East London University Introduction This paper sets out a conceptual analysis of rhythm as a force of disruption and of re-organisation. By disentangling rhythm from human corporeality, habits and purposes (rhythm as a prerogative of human movement), we will propose its re-qualification as an attribute of matter itself: rhythm as a galvanising current…

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FCJ-020 Marginal Networks: The Virus between Complexity and Suppression

Roberta Buiani York University, Canada ‘What is a Margin ?’ I asked a friend recently. You know what a margin is” she replied “It’s outside the body of the text. It’s what holds the page together. Also,” she added, “It’s where you write your notes.’ (Berland, 1997) Introduction In a recent article, Sampson suggested that…

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FCJ-020 Marginal Networks: The Virus between Complexity and Suppression

Roberta Buiani York University, Canada ‘What is a Margin ?’ I asked a friend recently. You know what a margin is” she replied “It’s outside the body of the text. It’s what holds the page together. Also,” she added, “It’s where you write your notes.’ (Berland, 1997) Introduction In a recent article, Sampson suggested that…

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FCJ-020 Marginal Networks: The Virus between Complexity and Suppression

Roberta Buiani York University, Canada ‘What is a Margin ?’ I asked a friend recently. You know what a margin is” she replied “It’s outside the body of the text. It’s what holds the page together. Also,” she added, “It’s where you write your notes.’ (Berland, 1997) Introduction [print_link] In a recent article, Sampson suggested…

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FCJ-019 Digital Monsters, Binary Aliens – Computer Viruses, Capitalism and the Flow of Information

Jussi Parikka Department of Cultural History, University of Turku, Finland As an analogy to a computer virus, consider a biological disease that is 100% infectious, spreads whenever animals communicate, kills all infected animals instantly at a given moment, and has no detectable side effects until that moment. If a delay of even one week were…

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FCJ-018 Living Dead Networks

Eugene Thacker School of Literature, Communication, and Culture, Georgia Institute of Technology Contagion and Transmission In contemporary popular culture, ideas about contagion are often tied up with ideas about information transmission. The film 28 Days Later, for instance, opens with a harrowing scene in which primates undergo medical experiments by being exposed to large doses…

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Issue 04 – Contagion and the Diseases of Information

We do not lack communication. On the contrary, we have too much of it. We lack creation. We lack resistance to the present. (Deleuze and Guattari, 1994: 108) This issue of Fibreculture Journal, dedicated as it is to an exploration of the matter of contagion and the diseases of information, may be usefully read in…

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