Magazine for Sexuality and Politics

Issue 05

Cinémathèque SexPol

Streaming the spectacle

Ian Parker

Film is now not only an intimate part of the spectacle, but intimate to us; the forms of subjectivity it rolls in front of our eyes quickly unspool behind them, inside us, becoming part of our own subjectivity.

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Data's moral dilemma

Guido Lexikos

Data - the android aboard the Starship Enterprise - already was dealing with the same problems that generative AI such as ChatGPT and other AI systems are facing nowadays. This piece connects the wider debate in information technology with the moral dilemma faced by Data in one of the episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation.

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Saving Our Dying Movie Theaters

David T. Lynch

I’m old enough to remember lots of people and mainstream media outlets confidently predicting the imminent mass extinction of movie theaters. This was not so long after the VHS format had decisively triumphed over its rival Beta format in the great VCR war that occurred way back when in another century. But this did not come to pass, as movie theaters were still rather resilient...

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Cinema and poetry

Felix Raffael

Poetry and cinema, it would seem, don’t really have anything to do with each other. Poetry, after all, consists of language while cinema lives off of images...

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