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Visions of swarming robots: Artificial intelligence and stupidity in the military-industrial projection of the future of warfare (2019)
Book Chapter
Crogan, P. (2020). Visions of swarming robots: Artificial intelligence and stupidity in the military-industrial projection of the future of warfare. In T. Heffernan (Ed.), Cyborg Futures: Cross-disciplinary Perspectives on Artificial Intelligence and Robotics. , (89-112). London: Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-21836-2

My subject in this paper is the analysis, speculation and recommendations for the future development and deployment of lethal autonomous robotic systems such as they appear in reports, studies and presentations emanating from what is still aptly call... Read More about Visions of swarming robots: Artificial intelligence and stupidity in the military-industrial projection of the future of warfare.

Bernard Stiegler on algorithmic governmentality: A new regimen of truth? (2019)
Journal Article
Crogan, P. (2019). Bernard Stiegler on algorithmic governmentality: A new regimen of truth?. New Formations: A Journal of Culture, Theory, Politics, 98, 48-67. https://doi.org/10.3898/NEWF%3A98.04.2019

This essay examines philosopher of technology and media Bernard Stiegler’s propositions concerning the nature and effects of the automation of social existence through computational processes deployed in online media. It argues for the critical perti... Read More about Bernard Stiegler on algorithmic governmentality: A new regimen of truth?.

Indie Dreams: Video Games, Creative Economy, and the Hyperindustrial Epoch (2018)
Journal Article
Crogan, P. (2018). Indie Dreams: Video Games, Creative Economy, and the Hyperindustrial Epoch. Games and Culture, 13(7), 671-689. https://doi.org/10.1177/1555412018756708

© The Author(s) 2018. This essay draws on research undertaken as part of a research network project exploring the growth of independent game producers in recent years and the associated changes in the technological and economic conditions of the game... Read More about Indie Dreams: Video Games, Creative Economy, and the Hyperindustrial Epoch.

San Andreas and the Spiralling of the Analogico–Digital Animated Image (2017)
Journal Article
Crogan, P. (2017). San Andreas and the Spiralling of the Analogico–Digital Animated Image. Animation, 12(3), 334-349. https://doi.org/10.1177/1746847717729595

© 2017, © The Author(s) 2017. This article considers the contemporary state of mainstream Hollywood cinema as a profoundly animation-driven form of spectacular entertainment characteristic of global digital media in the era of what Bernard Stiegler c... Read More about San Andreas and the Spiralling of the Analogico–Digital Animated Image.

Bernard Stiegler (2017)
Other
Crogan, P. (2017). Bernard Stiegler

Annotated bibliography of primary and secondary sources for Bernard Stiegler. For the online service of Oxford University Press, Oxford Bibliographies in Literary and Critical Theory.

Automatic society: Stiegler on stupidity, spirals and the end (of theory) (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Crogan, P. (2017, February). Automatic society: Stiegler on stupidity, spirals and the end (of theory). Presented at Centre for Film, Media, Discourse and Culture,University of Wolverhampton Seminar Series

This talk will discuss philosopher Bernard Stiegler’s efforts to promote a critical encounter with key tendencies readily apparent in contemporary globalised digital technocultural development: a spiralling stupidity, a corresponding loss of the capa... Read More about Automatic society: Stiegler on stupidity, spirals and the end (of theory).

Providential enunciation in Mr Deeds Goes to Town (2016)
Digital Artefact
Crogan, P. (2016). Providential enunciation in Mr Deeds Goes to Town

Audiovisual essay analysing sequences from Capra classic. Film studies interpretation of enunciative strategy of Mr Deeds.

War, mathematics, and simulation: Drones and (losing) control of battlespace (2016)
Book Chapter
Crogan, P. (2016). War, mathematics, and simulation: Drones and (losing) control of battlespace. In M. Kirschenbaum, & P. Harrigan (Eds.), Zones of Control: Perspectives on Wargaming, 641-667. The MIT Press

This chapter will reflect on aspects of the expansion of military drone usage by Western powers in the “war on terror” over the last decade or so. In examining contemporary and envisaged drone deployments I am also concerned with what they can reveal... Read More about War, mathematics, and simulation: Drones and (losing) control of battlespace.

The automation of everyday life (2016)
Journal Article
Crogan, P. (2016). The automation of everyday life. adComunica. Revista Científica de Estrategias, Tendencias e innovación en Comunicación, 127-139. https://doi.org/10.6035/2174-0992.2016.12.8

This text is the translation of the conference The automation of Everyday Life, delivered by Dr. Patrick Crogan (University of West of England, Bristol), the 5th of February of 2016 on the Meetings about communitacion and digital culture:Emerging res... Read More about The automation of everyday life.

Play (for) time (2015)
Book Chapter
Crogan, P. (2015). Play (for) time. In M. De Lange, J. Raessens, V. Frissen, J. De Mul, & S. Lammes (Eds.), Playful Identities: The Ludification of Digital Media CulturesAmsterdam University Press

Through their deployment of interactivity, virtualisation and simulation, videogames are prime examples of the contemporary form of what philosopher of technology, Bernard Stiegler, has termed the industrial temporal object. The experiences produced... Read More about Play (for) time.

The decomposition of autonomy: Or, drones and global technicity (2014)
Presentation / Conference
Crogan, P. (2014, December). The decomposition of autonomy: Or, drones and global technicity. Paper presented at Remote Control: Violence, Containment, Technology

This paper assesses the political and global security implications of the use of automated weapon systems by several advanced industrial powers through a critical frame informed by the work of Bernard Stiegler, Gregoire Chamayou, Derek Gregory and ot... Read More about The decomposition of autonomy: Or, drones and global technicity.

Drones and global technicity (2014)
Presentation / Conference
Crogan, P. (2014, November). Drones and global technicity. Paper presented at General Organology

This paper (for General Organology conference, http://nootechnics.org/ ) will explore the expansion of military drone usage by Western powers in the “war on terror” over the last decade or so in relation to Bernard Stiegler’s organological approach t... Read More about Drones and global technicity.

The conditions of production of video games: The nature and stakes of creative freedom in Stiegler’s philosophy of technicity (2014)
Presentation / Conference
Crogan, P. (2014, November). The conditions of production of video games: The nature and stakes of creative freedom in Stiegler’s philosophy of technicity. Presented at Philosophy of Computer Games 8: Freedom in Play

This is the text of a keynote presentation at the Philsophy of Computer Games 8: Freedom in Play conference held at Bilgi University, Istanbul in November 2014. It considers the implications of Bernard Stiegler's philosophy of technology for a critic... Read More about The conditions of production of video games: The nature and stakes of creative freedom in Stiegler’s philosophy of technicity.

Technology, technicity and time: Reanimating old questions for film and media theory in the wake of Stiegler’s philosophical activism (2014)
Presentation / Conference
Crogan, P. (2014, May). Technology, technicity and time: Reanimating old questions for film and media theory in the wake of Stiegler’s philosophical activism. Presented at Irish Screen Studies Seminar

This is the text of the keynote speech at the Irish Screen Studies Seminar, Trinity College Dublin, May 2014. Stiegler's philosophy of technology and of media is examined for its potential to contribute to a reformulation of film and media studies in... Read More about Technology, technicity and time: Reanimating old questions for film and media theory in the wake of Stiegler’s philosophical activism.

Passing, swirling, spinning: A brief note on Stiegler's post-phenomenological account of mediated experience (2013)
Presentation / Conference
Crogan, P. (2013, June). Passing, swirling, spinning: A brief note on Stiegler's post-phenomenological account of mediated experience. Paper presented at Conditions of Mediation

I offer here this short commentary on a section from Technics and Time 2’s final chapter, ‘Temporal Object and Retentional Finitude’ in which Stiegler engages in a lengthy meditation on Husserl’s account of primary and secondary retention—a meditatio... Read More about Passing, swirling, spinning: A brief note on Stiegler's post-phenomenological account of mediated experience.

Simulation games (2012)
Book Chapter
Crogan, P. (2012). Simulation games. In M. Wolf (Ed.), The Encyclopedia of Video Games: The Culture, Technology and Art of GamingABC CLIO

Entry on Simulation Games in an encyclopedia of video games.

Paying attention: Toward a critique of the attention economy (2012)
Journal Article
Crogan, P., & Kinsley, S. (2012). Paying attention: Toward a critique of the attention economy

This is the introduction to the special issue of Culture Machine co-edited by the authors and drawn from the 2010 conference of the same name co-convened by the Digital Cultures Research Centre for the European Science Foundaiton (see www.payingatten... Read More about Paying attention: Toward a critique of the attention economy.

The experience of the industrial temporal object (2012)
Book Chapter
Crogan, P. (2012). The experience of the industrial temporal object. In G. Moore, & C. Howells (Eds.), Stiegler and TechnicsEdinburgh University Press

In Technics and Time 3: Cinematic Time and the Question of Malaise, Bernard Stiegler elaborates his notion of the industrial temporal object in order to characterise the nature of modern industrially produced media forms. This essay will examine Stie... Read More about The experience of the industrial temporal object.

Editing (and) individuation (2012)
Journal Article
Crogan, P. (2012). Editing (and) individuation. New Formations: A Journal of Culture, Theory, Politics, 97-110

This essay will explore aspects of Bernard Stiegler's theorisation of film editing as the construction of a flux of perceptual experience at the heart of the industrialisation of attention characteristic of modern and contemporary technocultures. Thi... Read More about Editing (and) individuation.


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