Index of Titles Filed Under 'Governmentality'

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PublisherUrbanomic1998
In these interviews dating from 1998, Châtelet amplifies the major themes of To Live and Think Like Pigs, discusses his method of dramatisation and the crucial importance of style; and touches on subjects from dialectics to dope smoking, from Yoplait to slavery, along the way introducing some of the book’s key concepts: cybercattle, the average man, the tapeworm-citizen, and of course the pitiful couple Cyber-Gideon and Turbo-Bécassine.
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PublisherThe Funambulist2014
Daniel and I had this conversation the day after the 2013 Goldsmiths Graduate Conference, where we were both participating in a panel suitably entitled “The Sea, Shores, Islands – Territory, Sovereignty and the State.” His paper “The Construction of the End,” given that day is the starting point of our discussion, in which we discuss the legal debates about the location of the shore line in Spain, the national claims of sovereignty of a given territory based on scientific and technological criteria, as well as the various circumventions of the law that provide a form of cabinet of architectural curiosities of which ...
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PublisherStrelka Press2013
These are serious times, or so our governments keep telling us. Strangling economies with their austerity policies, they assure us that they have no choice. In a world where “there is no alternative”, how do you dissent? Once upon a time, graphic designers would have made political posters and typeset manifestos. Today, protest has new strategies. Enter the internet meme. With its Darwinian survival skills and its viral potential, the meme is a way of scaling up protest. Hackers and activists have learned to unleash the destructive force of a Rick Astley video. They have let slip the Lolcats of ...
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PublisherSternberg Press2016
“At the heart of this book is a simple and profound proposition: to ‘do’ architecture is to immerse oneself in a conflictual process of material production—participation is not a productive encounter of multiple practitioners and stakeholders, but a set of conflicts, negotiations, maneuvers, and swindles between and within a multiplicity of agents, human and nonhuman alike—equally including architects, clients, financiers, and builders, say, but also silicon, plastic, concrete, each with its conflicting aims and different material means to achieve them. Every building is thus the materialization of such encounter. So, despite the hubris of the field, none of the parties ...
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PublisherAutonomedia2009
‘Today we are facing extreme and most dangerous developments in the thought of security. In the course of a gradual neutralisation of politics and the progressive surrender of traditional tasks of the state, security imposes itself as the basic principle of state activity. What used to be one among several decisive measures of public administration until the first half of the twentieth century, now becomes the sole criterion of political legitimation. The thought of security entails an essential risk. A state which has security as its sole task and source of legitimacy is a fragile organism; it can always be ...
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PublisherInventory Press2018
Globalization, technology, and politics have altered the definition and expectations of citizenship and the right to place. Dimensions of Citizenship documents contributions from the seven firms selected to represent the United States in the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale. This paperback volume profiles and illustrates each of the US Pavilion contributions and contextualizes them in terms of scale. Drawing inspiration from the Eames’ Power of Ten, Dimensions of Citizenship will provide a view of belonging across seven stages starting with the individual (Citizen), then the collective (Civic, Region, Nation), and expanding to include all phases of contemporary society, real and projected (Globe, ...
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PublisherThe Equations Group2016
In the summer of 2016, a suite of hacking tools appeared for auction from a previously unknown group called “The Shadow Brokers”, who claimed to have hacked these tools from another secretive organization: “The Equations Group”. This folder of firewall tools (downloadable below) were released for free as proof of the hack’s overall legitimacy; The Shadow Brokers asked for one million Bitcoin (about 570 million dollars) for the rest of the tools. The free folder featured exploits (components of a larger attack that leverages security vulnerabilities), implants (covert software developed for targeted attacks on a particular device, usually for surveillance), ...
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Volume 02_Foucault includes: Foucault and Architecture: The Encounter that Never Was — The Architectural Underestimation — “Do Not Become Enamored with Power” — “Mon Corps, Topie Impitoyable” — The Cartography of Power — The Political Technology of the Body — Architecture and Discipline: The Hospital — Questioning Heterotopology — Foucault and the Society of Control — Quadrillage: Urban Plague Quarantine & Retro-Medieval Boston — The Inscription of Gender in Our Bodies: Norm Production in Foucault and Butler — Modes of Subversion Against the Pharmacopornographic Society: Testo Junkie by Beatriz Preciado — “My Desire is Someone Else’s Fiction” — The Architectural ...
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PublisherGlass Bead2016
The first issue of this journal, as well as Glass Bead’s project at large, is directed towards rethinking art as a mode of rational thought. It starts from the assumption that any claim concerning the efficacy of art—its capacity, beyond either its representational function or its affectivity, to make changes in the way we think of the world and act on it—first demands a renewed understanding of reason itself. The site on which this issue focuses is Castalia, the fictional province imagined by Hermann Hesse in The Glass Bead Game (1943). Set in Central Europe some five hundred years in the future, ...
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How does change happen? Who authors design? How does architecture participate in modernization? How does architecture govern? Governing by design, this book suggests, is not simply a matter of monu­mental symbolism and space, state power and authority, imposed control and surveillance. This book instead sets architecture in relation to mundane mat­ters: food, bodies, housing, markets, cities, and culture. How do we regulate basic aspects of our lives through design, such as the consumption of food and shelter? How do we manage the risks of modernization to our bodies and environments? How is culture produced by politics, planning, and architecture? How ...
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Reality Leigh Winner, a 25-year old Georgia federal contractor who had top secret clearance, will become the first American charged for leaking documents under the Espionage act during the Trump administration. Winner anonymously sent an NSA document to The Intercept which appeared to prove that Russian state-sponsored hackers had engaged in spearphishing efforts to disrupt American voting systems, aiming to dupe local precinct officials and the employees of companies who make voting software. The report doesn’t prove these efforts were successful, just that they happened. Tracked by the microscopic dot pattern left by her company’s color laser printer, Winner, who served ...
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Volume 06_Palestine includes: Introduction: Cartography of a Colonial Politics of Space — The Palestinian Archipelago: A Metaphorical Cartography of the Occupied Territories — For a More Embodied Vision of the Occupation: The Israeli Settlements in the West Bank Through Palestinian Eyes — Architectural Stockholm Syndrome — The Route 443, a Symptomatic Example of the Apartheid Apparatus in the West Bank — Road Link between Gaza and the West Bank: A Sovereignty Contained in a Line — The Ordinary Violence of the Colonial Apparatuses in the West Bank — The Right to the Ruin: Civilization Absence in the Post-Nakba Landscapes — ...

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