Targeting, television and networking: An interview with Samuel Weber

Crogan, P. and Weber, S. (2008) Targeting, television and networking: An interview with Samuel Weber. Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies, 14 (4). pp. 375-385. ISSN 1354-8568

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In this interview Samuel Weber discusses aspects of two of his recent books, Targets of Opportunity and Theatricality as Medium. Targeting is identified as a modality of conceiving the world that is as old as Western thought but which assumes an increasingly pervasive character in the contemporary globalising political and technocultural milieu. Mainstream and emerging representational and communications media are considered in this perspective for both their tendency to proliferate target thinking (Broadcast TV news, military management of the Gulf War campaign) and their potential to open other modes of being engaged. The predominant forms and ideas of the network (the internet, gamer networks, creative networks) are examined as particular kinds of netting and working that constrain and yet retain some of these other modes of intersubjectivity.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:mediation, network, subjectivity, target, terror, television
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education > School of Art and Design
ID Code:8156
Deposited By: Dr P. Crogan
Deposited On:06 Jul 2010 10:22
Last Modified:13 Aug 2013 12:33

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