Hal Foster Neofuturism Architecture And Technology

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Hal Foster begins by reciting the text of a recent newspaper ad in which AT&T argues for “Telecommunity … a vast global network of networks, the merging of communications and computers ….” Foster wonders if there is a kind of architecture that can resist “Telecommunity.” He reviews and dismisses a range of options. Foster proposes a “neofuturism” to critically engage contemporary technology in a world in which science no longer has any existence apart from economic life, creating an erosion of boundaries between bodies, machines, nature and artifice. Foster wonders what “a valid technopolitics for the First World” might be. He discusses some possible positions, stressing the dominance of the “permanent war economy.”

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Aaron Betsky introduces Hal Foster.
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Foster argues that AT&T's idea of "Telecommunity ... a vast global network of networks, the merging of communications and...
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Foster proposes a "neofuturism" to critically engage contemporary technology. One aspect of this...
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Foster wonders what "a valid technopolitics for the First World" might be. After reviewing and...
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Hal Foster responds to questions from the audience.

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