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Combustion, Hydraulic, and Other Forms of Masculinity

An Essay Exploring Dominant Values and Representations of the Driver in Driverless Technology

Sarah Redshaw

speed and acceleration designed to appeal to male drivers and their desire for thrill. Online searches have been conducted in which the major manufacturers and their representation of the car, driver, and driving environment were considered. In most car

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Pierre Fresnault-Deruelle

anxiously about the small spider from the night before. The acceleration of natural cycles on the island is so prodigious that he fears the worst … and this does not fail to happen: the spider, now a giant, is right there in front of him. It is not a diadem

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Understanding Mobilities in a Dangerous World

Gail Adams-Hutcheson, Holly Thorpe and Catharine Coleborne

localized disasters are able to spread and impact on a global scale. Matthewman points to a global acceleration of disasters locking environment and humanity into a possible final showdown. Following on, Gail Adams-Hutcheson, in “Embodied Vibrations

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Que reste-t-il de nos amours?

The Expectations of 1989–1991 Revisited

Francisco Martínez

, post-socialist transformations also meant the acceleration of the experience of time. This acceleration was accompanied by the installing of new routines, disciplines and standards, and a diffuse long-term future where meaningful plans appear as fantasy

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Blue Sky Matter

Toward an (In-flight) Understanding of the Sensuousness of Mobilities Design

Ole B. Jensen and Phillip Vannini

and down), yawing (aircraft sliding from side to side), acceleration, climb and descent. 30 Now, of course we are being simply provocative in adumbrating the possibility that today’s occasional and frequent jetsetters might be slightly less “alive

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Mobile Disasters

Catastrophes in the Age of Manufactured Uncertainty

Steve Matthewman

time and space. In other words, the preferred definition of disaster has remained static across a time span we now refer to as the Great Acceleration, a period of anthropogenic change that Will Steffen and colleagues call the most “dramatic and

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Michael K. Bess, David Lipset, Kudzai Matereke, Stève Bernardin, Katharine Bartsch, Harry Oosterhuis, Samuel Müller, Frank Schipper, Benjamin D’Harlingue and Katherine Roeder

Books, 2014). Walking a Turtle on the Leash Lutz Koepnick, On Slowness: Toward an Aesthetic of the Contemporary (New York: Columbia University Press, 2014), 336 pp., 43 illustrations, $40 (hardback) Modernity’s obsession with speed and acceleration

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Disruptive Technology

Social Media from Modiano to Zola and Proust

Elizabeth Emery

, this twenty-first century characterization of a stable, slow, and peaceful nineteenth-century French society is at odds with the writings of those who lived in the 1800s: they, too, expressed anxiety with regard to the seeming temporal acceleration

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Autonomous Driving and the Transformation of Car Cultures

Jutta Weber and Fabian Kröger

“Combustion, Hydraulic, and Other Forms of Masculinity” confronts two concepts of masculinity: first, the dominant and more archaic form of combustion masculinity, linked to explosion and violence, risky behavior, acceleration, and high speed; and second, a

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Jelena Jovicic

retour plus rapide, et un contact plus efficace avec le sol natal. Paradoxalement, si la mobilité accrue de la population française motive la communauté médicale à surveiller de près l’épanouissement de la nostalgie, l’accélération de ce même processus