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Guantánamo’s Symbolic Economy
How to explain the importance to the US Administration of the primitive torture facilities at Guantánamo Bay? Incarceration and intelligence farming, as imagined by LeGuin or Philip K. Dick, and strategies—active and passive—for resisting reduction to ‘bare life’.
Captured by the Screen
With every chapter, Gargantua serves up a concentrated dose of commodity images, most of these glossy and seen on a screen. Under Stallabrass’s direction, the commonplace artefacts of our daily lives impose themselves like actors in a technological drama. The computer screen perched on desk or lap, captures . . . read more