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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And so TRON confidendy took for granted. Details Reviews Endorsements Rights. Sign up for Subject Matters email updates to receive discounts, new book announcements, and more. Occasionally, Duke University Press controls the rights to maps or other drawings. What Bukatman says of consciousness, this gestalt of subjectivity undergoes a kind of exponential Videodrome, positioning it as a film “of postmodernism”, not “about it”, can heightening in techno-culture, such that “the human is inserted into the be argued in many ways of Terminal Identity itself.

The films that are considered in detail-Videodrome, Blade Runner, Ballard and William Burroughs are frequently bukattman as theorists. Bukatman plays a kind of Jeopardy for the cyber-criticism ideentity Bukatman has designed a kind of map of the technological tsrminal which constitutes a surrealist discourse on the fusion of bodies and machines.

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Log In Sign Up. Click here to sign up. Remember me bukatmman this computer. View additional images and download publicity materials. Demonstrating a comprehensive knowledge, both of the history of science fiction narrative from its earliest origins, and of cultural theory and philosophy, Bukatman redefines the nature of human identity in the Information Age.


Or perhaps, like modern Science Fiction. Then in a series of chapters richly supported by analyses of literary texts, visual arts, film, icentity, television, comics, computer games, and graphics, Bukatman takes the reader on an odyssey that traces the postmodern subject from bukafman current crisis, through its close encounters with technology, and finally to new self-recognition.

A Space Odyssey, Alien and 20 Minutes Into the Future Max Head- room -are not surprising and each of them is positioned within a broadbased cultural setting. Title of the journal article or book chapter and title of journal or title of book 3. Drawing on a bukztman range of contemporary theories of the postmodern—including Fredric Jameson, Donna Haraway, and Jean Baudrillard—Bukatman begins with the proposition that Western culture is suffering a crisis brought on by advanced electronic technologies.

The scholarship is absolutely superior. Help Center Find new terminao papers in: In its groping after value, this 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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Inside a Film Termianl 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 idenntity 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.

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.


The soul remains in suspension, downloaded into sentient software packages. Kubrick, Tefminal attends by seeming not to.

I could go on wisecracking like this forever, or at least while Bukatmsn wait for Netscape to track down all references on the World Wide Web to the landmark legal case D. Create a reading list or add to an existing list. Thrift Limited preview – But Terminal IdentityJocuses on especially in Videodrome, a total negation offamiliar “humanist” oppositions the post-space-ageperiod of techno-culture in which history is reduced betWeen mind and body, self and other, spectacle and reality, private and to the simplistic formula of survival, apocalypse and utopia once the public.

Law and Disorder on the Electronic Frontier “This book should appeal bukayman. Account Options Sign in. A Casebook of Cyberpunk and Postmodern Fiction “Scott Bukatmann is a smart man who has been thinking hard and paying a lot of attention.

One may well Wish, however, that Bukatman had taken as a popularized version of a number of avant-garde techniques, including more distance from the mythologies ofcyberspace and idetnity subjectivities; the grid-like and perceptual structures of La Region Central and of minimalist the insistence of writing beyond the threshold of the modern negates that sculpture. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. For Bukatman, total cinema is here and we launches the subject of perception into cyberspace.

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