Crogan, P. and Weber, S.
Targeting, television and networking: An interview with Samuel Weber.
Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies, 14 (4).
Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1354856508094658
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.
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