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This essay addresses the conditions and limits of artistic interventions in the contemporary landscape of border security. It argues that the theatrical rituals of border security — scanning, screening, verifying identity — have become domesticated and all-but-invisible in our daily scopic...
In the mid 1980s Cosgrove described a geography based on the ‘Argument of the Eye’. Since then geography, like the humanities more broadly, has seen the decline of vision’s hegemony with embodied accounts of vision taking the place of the detached Cartesian observer. In this article I consider...
This article engages with the recent literature on material culture, ‘follow-the-thing geographies’, mobility and mobile communication technologies by linking these theoretical reflections to ethnographic research in East Africa. Using the biography of a specific mobile phone as a window through...
Woomera, located in the desert almost 500km north of Adelaide, is constituted by a complex history as the world’s longest rocket range, a support base for British nuclear tests and the US surveillance base at Nurrungar, the location of a detention centre for asylum seekers, and indigenous...
A cross between a bikini and a burqa, the BurqiniTM reworks a conventional symbol of Australian culture in terms consistent with Muslim modesty. In turn, the Burqini TM stakes a deeply ironic claim to one of the nation’s most revered sites: the beach. This article thus considers its significance...
This article illustrates the philosophy of Alain Badiou through Pixar’s 2008 animation ‘WALL-E’. The fictional story tells of a toxic planet Earth long abandoned following an ecological disaster. Humanity now exists in a floating brave new world; a spaceship whose passengers’ everyday existence...
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