In the context of the film, and both mirroring the 1990s as a period and prefiguring
its end, Wegner declares that "any substantive change in the present can come about only through a dramatic revolutionary rupture in the temporal-historical continuum" (146).
cyberculture is not about the future; it is about looking back to see how we arrived at today's computerized world.
Broad in its historical scope, Prefiguring
Cyberculture invites a mediation of technology through texts as diverse as Plato's Republic and designer Eero Saarinen's triumph of 1960s futurism, the TWA Terminal.
So when a $549 PE120 review model arrived from Xerox, I was kind of prefiguring
where I'd be disappointed.
A difference certainly exists between the terrorism of violence and the terror of seduction, but these two forms of praxis are structurally linked in what we might call a terror system, just as in the 1976 film Network Faye Dunaway's maniacal television executive packages video documentation of a California terrorist cell as a hit program (a prescient prefiguring
of "reality TV").
1990s market gurus who believed that the tech sector had rewritten the laws of economics, Yale University professor Irving Fisher confidently declared on October 17, 1929: "Stocks have reached what looks like a permanently high plateau.
Apart from the Hebrew Scriptures, the prefiguring
of Christ was found in the writings of the Gentile writers Homer and Virgil.
In short, typology allows Lanyer to envision a genealogy of woman, where the poem's Old Testament women become the prefiguring
types for its New Testament and Jacobean women, whereby her dedicatees become the heirs to the spiritual excellence of Sheba, Deborah, Judith, and a host of others.
Mason and Dixon succeeded where several others had failed, but their success became America's tragedy, prefiguring
the divisiveness of a civil war that Appomattox only interrupted.
Part of the brainstorming with Jufo involved getting the 70 or so children to stand on the site in a 22 m circle prefiguring
O, Daniel BURLIN and Jean DESEILLIGNY, has been broadened to include Thomas EHRET and Claire GIRAUT, thus prefiguring
the future Management Board.
Each of the work's four frames contains an image, a mental impression of the airport as such but sculpturally augmented, "thickened," by information carried over from the previous frame and information prefiguring
the ensuing frame.
Her three explorations are highly selective and are largely based on the examination of parallels between Old and New Testament passages, the former seen as prefiguring
if not actually predicting the latter.
It's an eerie prefiguring
of the Lady Di auto-da-fe.
And with this, Knut Asdam's video Untitled: Pissing, might be seen as prefiguring
almost all the concerns of the larger project that this young Norwegian-born, London-educated, but New York--based artist has been elaborating over the last five years.