American College, Bryn Mawr, PA). Terminal Identity: The Virtual Subject in. Postmodern Science Fiction. Scott Bukatman. Publisher: Duke University Press. Terminal Identity: The Virtual Subject in Postmodern Science Fiction, Scott Bukatman. Duke University Press, Durham, NC. pages. ISBN: 4. David Porush. Scott Bukatman. Terminal Identity: The Virtual Subject in Postmodern Science Fiction. Durham: Duke UP, By now it’s pretty clear that the.
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Bukatman has designed a kind of map of the technological unconscious which constitutes a surrealist discourse on the fusion of bodies and machines.
The terminal bu,atman,pp. Then in a series of chapters richly supported by analyses of literary texts, visual arts, film, video, television, comics, computer games, and graphics, Bukatman takes the reader on an odyssey that traces the postmodern subject from its current crisis, through its close encounters with technology, and finally to new self-recognition.
The has not served sci-fi cinema remotely as well. Bukatman not only offers the most detailed map to date of the intellectual terrain of postmodern technology studies—he arrives at new frontiers, providing a propitious launching point for further inquiries into the relationship of electronic technology and culture. Please check the credit line adjacent to the illustration, as well as the front and back matter of the book for a list of credits.
This new “virtual subject,” idenrity Bukatman defines it, situates the human and the technological as coexistent, codependent, and mutally defining.
Synthesizing the most provocative theories of postmodern culture with a truly encyclopedic treatment of the relevant media, this volume sets a new standard in the study of science fiction—a category that itself may be redefined in light of this work.
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Duke University Press Amazon. Then in a series of chapters richly supported by analyses of literary texts, visual arts, film, video, television, comics, computer games, and graphics, Bukatman takes the reader on an odyssey that traces the postmodern subject from its current crisis, through its close encounters with technology, and finally to new self-recognition.
The “virtual subject” is one which exists which pervades Terminal Identity. Film criticism works of Gibson, Dick; Ballard and other contemporary sci-fi authors.
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A Casebook of Cyberpunk and Postmodern Fiction. In its groping after value, trminal pan-generic SF must reinvent, more vigorously than the old high cultural forms and genres, robust new expressions, new styles, new perspectives, working in the new media it has helped envision.
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Ballard and William Burroughs are frequently treated as theorists. Title of the journal article or book chapter and title of journal or title of book 3. Other editions – View all Terminal identity: But a master narrative about the dissolution of all boundaries is a hopelessly slippery construction. Inside a Idetity In an “era of blurred ontologies” when “technology and the human Artist’s Maze comes immediately to mind-Falsetto’s study of Kubrick’s are no longer so dichotomous,” science fiction emerges as the genre narrational style is a useful addition to the literature, and often most useful uniquely prepared to narrate “new technological modes of being in the in exactly those moments when Falsetto’s enthusiastic appreciation of world.
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For Russell it is discontinuity rather “cyberdrool”, the media hype about virtual reality, associated with the likes than excess that signifies discursive trouble around the body, and her key of Timothy Leary. The film may be the are in it. Help Center Find new research papers in: Even so, in manY ways excellence, Bukatman celebrates the achievement of Bazin’s mythic “total Terminal Identirycharts new terrain and given the dearth ofcritical1iterature cinema”-effected when the body fuses with the machine and the contours on idenity cinema, that makes the book valuable.
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As we all become cybernauts, this story of terminal identity goes, our bodies are glommed onto prosthetic tech. This is somewhat surprising in a book grown from cinema studies idenhity at New York University but, it is a familiar enough impression that sci-fi literature is more reflexive about its cultural role than science-fiction film.
Unfortunately, Bukatman’s comments on these texts are not always as original or insightful as his discussions of literary texts by William Gibson, Bruce Sterling or Philip K. This makes it an exceUent compendium of current fin de production” in Frederic Jameson’s termshe describes its special effects millennium fantasies. Your Friends Email Address: Weare a long way from Jerry Lewis, and Andy Warhol For Bukatman, total cinema is here and we launches the subject of perception into cyberspace.
The generic problems which arise with endings in these films not only to challenge contours of this discourse suggest its’ idenfity across the.
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Terminal Identity is well worth reading and impressive for its range of reference and synthesis of ideas. Kubrick, Falsetto attends by seeming not to. Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves. Bukatman nonethless finds, “Space age” historian Walter MacDougall. Culture gives way to self-cultivation in the sense that a gardener might cultivate a rose bush, through grafting and genetic tech.