Culture Machine issue 11: Creative Media, edited by Sarah Kember and Joanna Zylinska


edited by Sarah Kember and Joanna Zylinska

Taking seriously both the philosophical legacy of what the Kantian and Foucauldian tradition calls ‘critique’ and the transformative energy of the creative arts, this issue features a number of experimental yet rigorous cross-disciplinary interventions that are equally at home with critical theory and media practice.


Sarah Kember, Joanna Zylinska, ‘Creative Media between Invention and Critique, or What’s Still at Stake in Performativity?’

Rowan Wilken, ‘The Card Index as Creativity Machine’

Sarah Kember, ‘Media, Mars and Metamorphosis’

Gary Hall, Clare Birchall, Peter Woodbridge, ‘Deleuze’s “Postscript on the Societies of Control”’

Joanna Zylinska, ‘I Don’t Go to the Movies’

Nina Sellars, ‘Anatomy of Optics and Light’

Eleni Ikoniadou, ‘Rhythm-House: A Virtual Design for the Digital ‘

Patrick Crogan, ‘The Nintendo Wii, Virtualisation and Gestural Analogics’

David Penny, ‘Devices for Progress’

Federica Frabetti, ‘”Does It Work?”: The Unforeseeable Consequences of Quasi-Failing Technology’



The Culture Machine journal publishes new work from both established figures and up-and-coming writers. It is fully refereed, and has an International Advisory Board which includes Geoffrey Bennington, Robert Bernasconi, Sue Golding, Lawrence Grossberg, Peggy Kamuf, Alphonso Lingis, Meaghan Morris, Paul Patton, Mark Poster, Avital Ronell, Nicholas Royle and Kenneth Surin.

Culture Machine welcomes original, unpublished submissions on any aspect of culture and theory. All contributions to Culture Machine are refereed anonymously.

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