Chronopower: On Demand Culture and its Disconnects

Neta Alexander New York University

My dissertation, “Chronopower: On Demand Culture and its Disconnects,” offers a new theorization of the digital viewer. It unpacks the various ways in which digital media reshape temporality by closely studying three new spectatorial modes: buffering, speed-watching, and binge-watching. Pushing against the dominant logic of endless technological progress, this work focuses on what is often … Continue reading Chronopower: On Demand Culture and its Disconnects

Leaking Margins: William S. Burroughs and the Cut-Up

Mitchell Ryan University of New South Wales Art & Design, Sydney

I cut up an article written by John Paul Getty and got: “It’s a bad thing to sue your own father” – this was a rearrangement and wasn’t in the original text. And a year later one of his sons did sue him… We had no explanation for this at the time; just suggesting that … Continue reading Leaking Margins: William S. Burroughs and the Cut-Up