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Pacific Centre for Technology and Culture (PACTAC)

Pacific Centre for Technology and Culture (PACTAC)

 

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The Pacific Centre for Technology and Culture is a research institute of and for the future, combining streamed electronic seminars, print and net publications, digital resources, and a video archive of lectures, interviews, and panels hosted at the centre.

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  • Seduction 
    Baudrillard, Jean; Singer, Brian (New World Perspectives, 1990)
    Seduction is Jean Baudrillard’s most provocative book. Here, under the sign of seduction, all modern theory is put into question. Seduction speaks of the sudden reversibility in the order of things where discourse is ...
  • Weinstein, Michael A. (New World Perspectives, 1985)
    Culture Critique features the work of Quebec’s key cultural theorist Fernand Dumont in a thorough exploration of the Québécois identity from the Quiet Revolution to the present.
  • Cook, David (New World Perspectives, 1985)
    The bulk of Northrop Frye’s writings deals with the tradition as it is given from the great writers of Europe; yet his response to these writers has in an important way been fashioned by his own experience in North America ...
  • Kroker, Arthur; Cook, David (New World Perspectives, 1987)
    The Postmodern Scene is a series of major theorizations about key artistic and intellectual tendencies in the postmodern condition. A variety of texts, ranging from Nietzsche’s The Will to Power, Serres’ Hermes, Baudrillard’s ...
  • Electronic Disturbance Theater 2.0; b.a.n.g. lab (Office of Net Assessment, University of Michigan, 2014)
    The Transborder Immigrant Tool (TBT) by Electronic Disturbance Theater 2.0/b.a.n.g. lab is a last mile safety device designed to aid the disoriented of any nationality in a desert environment. The project’s interactive ...
  • Kroker, Arthur (New World Perspectives, 1992)
    The Possessed Individual rubs North America against contemporary French thought. What results is a dramatic reinterpretation of French theory as a prophetic analysis of the speed-life of the twenty-first century, and a ...
  • Kroker, Arthur; Kroker, Marilouise; Cook, David (New World Perspectives, 1989)
    A stimulating and thoroughly entertaining look at the rapid countdown to the year 2000, the Panic Encyclopedia argues that in the postmodern era, science, and technology are the real language of power and illustrates the ...
  • Kroker, Arthur; Kroker, Marilouise (New World Perspectives, 1996)
    Written in the shadows of the digital age, Hacking the Future tells the story of what happens to us when information technology escapes the high tech labs of Silicon Valley and invades the sites of everyday culture. Shopping ...
  • Fekete, John (New World Perspectives, 1987)
    Life After Postmodernism is a pioneering text on the question of value in the postmodern scene. After a long hiatus in which discussions of value have been eclipsed by the death of the subject in post-structuralist theory, ...
  • Kroker, Arthur; Kroker, Marilouise (New World Perspectives, 1997)
    Digital Delirium writes the new horizon of electronic culture. Part of the CultureTexts Series, Digital Delirium features contributions by Jean Baudrillard, Kathy Acker, Hakim Bey, Bruce Sterling, Ricardo Dominguez, and ...
  • Kroker, Arthur; Weinstein, Michael A. (New World Perspectives, 1994)
    “When the shadows grow deeper, and skeletal hands pull the curtain closed, and the talking heads of CNN glow like gibbous moons in the corner, and the majordomo throws another Branch Davidian on the fire, then my choice ...
  • Kroker, Arthur (New World Perspectives, 1984)
    "...an intellectual tour de force, written with enormous power and insight. Kroker has seized on what is unique and vital and has rendered the Canadian mind itself on a world stage." -Abraham Rotstein "Why is it that ...
  • Pfohl, Stephen (CTheory Books/NWP, 2007)
    America’s vision of itself as a nation blessed by God has provided strong spiritual support for bold and world-changing innovations in the areas of technology, governance, business, communications, imprisonment, and warfare. ...
  • Kroker, Arthur (CTheory Books/NWP, 2007)
    City Upon a Hill, the American Dream, a sacred covenant—the United States has done that most elusive and perhaps ineffable of all things: wrapped together the language of god and technology into a powerful, adventurous ...
  • Kroker, Marilouise; Kroker, Arthur; McCallum, Pamela; Mair, Verthuy (New World Perspectives, 1985)
    Feminism Now is like Magritte’s brilliant depiction of blood from the head as rupture and transgression. Memory: that’s the radical promise of feminist critique which is, against the global, cultural amnesia of the modern ...
  • Leiss, William (New World Perspectives, 1988)
    Canada’s preeminent political theorist, C.B. Macpherson, won his international reputation for his controversial interpretations of liberalism. This book—the first to examine the entire range of his writings—seeks to place ...
  • Kroker, Arthur; Kroker, Marilouise (Canadian Journal of Political and Social Theory, 1991)
    Ideology and Power in the Age of Lenin in Ruins is written in the shadow of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Here, the meaning of power and ideology is finally thought with and against the shattered horizon of socialist and ...
  • Kroker, Arthur; Kroker, Marilouise (New World Perspectives, 1993)
    “The Last Sex looks at the future of gender in an age when the transgendered have emerged as a walking and breathing challenge to old sex definitions. Both the Krokers and the authors included (Kathy Acker, Shannon Bell, ...
  • Kroker, Arthur; Kroker, Marilouise (New World Perspectives/CTheory Books, 2010)
    Code Drift is the spectral destiny of the story of technology. No necessary message, no final meaning, no definite goal: only a digital culture drifting in complex streams of social networking technologies filtered here ...
  • Kroker, Arthur; Kroker, Marilouise (New World Perspectives/CTheory Books, 2004)
    Life in the Wires is about life today, from Al-Jazeera to eBay, from creatively understanding new media to analyzing how questions of gender, race, class, and colonialism have been deeply transformed by networked society.

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