Technologies allow us to interrogate what material objects, techniques and systems of knowledge are made and how they are produced.
The 8th issue of FORUM engages with a range of questions concerning the definitions, meanings, applications and representations of technologies. The three guest articles by distinguished technology scholars deal with technologies and embodiment in Doctor Who, Marcuse's aesthetics, and the figure of the independent inventor. The following articles explore the significance of technologies across the fields of literary and film studies, history and art history as well as media studies.
The wide variety of articles from different disciplines highlight the interdisciplinary nature of technologies, and the complexity of the term 'technology' itself.
Editors: Jana Funke & Lena Wånggren
Table of Contents
|Mediating Human-Technology Relationships: Explorations of Hybridity, Humanity and Embodiment in Doctor Who|
|Marcuse on Art and Technology|
|The Independent Inventor: Hero or Fool?|
|Fractured Bodies and Social Wounds: The Simulation of Trauma in J.G. Ballard’s Crash|
|Technology and Perception in Wim Wenders’ Wings of Desire: A Reflection on Time, Space and Memory in the Postmodern Metropolis|
|On Dwarves and Scientists: Probing for Technological Ethics in the Creative Imagination of J.R.R. Tolkien|
|“a void rubbing out its own inscription”: Electronic Technology, Hypertext and the Paradox of Self-Erasure|
|Luke Korzun Martin|
|The War Artists’ Advisory Committee, Aviation and the Nation during the Second World War|
|Not Just Ensemble Films: Six Degrees, Webs, Multiplexity and the Rise of Network Narratives|
|"Unleashing the Underdog": Technology of Place in Virginia Woolf's Flush|
|MY PROSTHETIC AND I: Identity Representation in Bodily Extension|