Inner screens and cybernetic battlefields:Paul Virilio and RoboCop

Sudlow, Brian (2015). Inner screens and cybernetic battlefields:Paul Virilio and RoboCop. Cultural Politics, 11 (2), pp. 234-245.


Padilha’s new Robocop film can be read in the light of Paul Virilio’s theoretical work, notably Desert Screen. Robocop serves as the city’s warrior but also as a munition in the hands of global media forces. Still, even if the film presents the fallibility of robotic technology, its true failure is in sustaining the progressivist myth of technology perfectly under human control.

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Divisions: Languages & Social Sciences > French
Languages & Social Sciences > Translation Studies
Languages & Social Sciences
Languages & Social Sciences > Centre for Language Research at Aston (CLaRA)
Additional Information: © 2015 Duke University Press
Uncontrolled Keywords: Colonization,Cyborg,Hominization,Original accident,Prosthetic bodies,Robotization,Cultural Studies,Communication,Sociology and Political Science
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Published Date: 2015-07
Authors: Sudlow, Brian ( 0000-0002-9939-6986)



Version: Accepted Version

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