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  1. _Brandon Labelle____Background Noise: Perspectives on Sound Art
  2. _Jacques Lacan____Štirje temeljni koncepti psihoanalize
  3. _Jacques Lacan____Le Triomphe de la religion
  4. _Ernesto Laclau/Slavoj Žižek/Judith Butler____Kontingencija, hegemonija, univerzalnost
  5. _Ernesto Laclau____The Populist Reason
  6. _Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe____Heidegger. la politique du poème
  7. _Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe____Phrase
  8. _Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe____Poetry As Experience
  9. _Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe____Le chant des muses : Petite conférence sur la musique
  10. _Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe____Poétique de l’histoire
  11. _Damjan Lajh____Pakt stabilnosti: Slovenija – nevladine organizacije
  12. _Goranka Lalić____Croatian judiciary: lessons and perspectives
  13. _Manuel De Landa____Intensive Science and Virtual Philosophy (Transversals: New Directions in Philosophy)
  14. _Manuel De Landa____Tisuću godina nelinearne povijesti
  15. _Manuel De Landa____War in the Age of Intelligent Machines
  16. _William M. Landes/Richard A. Posner____The Economic Structure of Intellectual Property Law
  17. _George P Landow____Hyper/Text/Theory
  18. _Ivan Van Laningham/Ivan Van Laningham____Sams Teach Yourself Python in 24 Hours (Teach Yourself — 24 Hours)
  19. _Jens Olof Lasthein____Moments in between
  20. _Bruno Latour____Reassembling the Social: An Introduction to Actor-Network-Theory (Clarendon Lectures in Management Studies)
  21. _Bruno Latour____Nikada nismo bili moderni
  22. _Bruno Latour/Peter Weibel____Making Things Public: Atmospheres of Democracy
  23. _Mark Lattimer____The Campaigning Handbook
  24. _Teresa De Lauretis____The Practice of Love: Lesbian Sexuality and Perverse Desire
  25. _Maurizio Lazzarato____Puissances de l’invention : La Psychologie économique de Gabriel Tarde contre l’économie politique
  26. _Maurizio Lazzarato____Les révolutions du capitalisme
  27. _Maurizio Lazzarato____videophilosophie.
  28. _Jonathan Lear____Radical Hope: Ethics in the Face of Cultural Devastation
  29. _Iara Lee/Michael Berk/Tony Marcus/Kurt Reighley/Simon Reynolds/Michael Rubin/Chris Sharp/Rob Young____Modulations: A History of Electronic Music: Throbbing Words on Sound
  30. _Henri Lefebvre____The Urban Revolution
  31. _Henri Lefebvre____The Explosion: Marxism and the French Upheaval
  32. _Claude Lefort____Demokratska invencija
  33. _Greg Lehey____The Complete FreeBSD, Fourth Edition
  34. _Hans-Thies Lehmann____Postdramatisches Theater
  35. _Thomas Lemke____Glossar der Gegenwart
  36. _Andrew Leonard____Bots: The Origin of New Species
  37. _Hannes Leopoldseder____Ars Electronica 79-99
  38. _Hannes Leopoldseder/Christine Schöpf____Cyberarts 99 : International Compendium Prix Ars Electronica
  39. _Hannes Leopoldseder/Christine Schopf____Cyberarts 2002: Digital Musics
  40. _Radonja Leposavić____vlasTito iskustvo
  41. _Lawrence Lessig____The Future of Ideas: The Fate of the Commons in a Connected World
  42. _Lawrence Lessig____Code: Version 2.0
  43. _Lawrence Lessig____Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace
  44. _Lawrence Lessig____Free Culture: How Big Media Uses Technology and the Law to Lock Down Culture and Control Creativity
  45. _Bo Leuf/Ward Cunningham____The Wiki Way: Quick Collaboration on the Web
  46. _Pavle Levi____Disintegration in Frames: Aesthetics and Ideology in the Yugoslav and Post-Yugoslav Cinema
  47. _Brett Levinson____The Ends of Literature: The Latin American “Boom” in the Neoliberal Marketplace
  48. _Brett Levinson____Market and Thought: Meditations on the Political and Biopolitical
  49. _Aaron Levy/Eduardo Cadava____Cities Without Citizens
  50. _Pierre Levy____Becoming Virtual: Reality in the Digital Age
  51. _Pierre Levy____Cyberculture
  52. _Steven Levy____Crypto: How the Code Rebels Beat the Government Saving Privacy in the Digital Age
  53. _Ruth Leys____From Guilt to Shame: Auschwitz and After
  54. _Matthias Lilienthal/Claus Philipp/Mario Rauter/Sandra. Umathum____Schlingensiefs Ausländer raus
  55. _Akira Mizuta Lippit____Atomic Light (Shadow Optics)
  56. _Akira Mizuta Lippit____Electric Animal: Toward a Rhetoric of Wildlife
  57. _Alan Liu____The Laws of Cool: Knowledge Work and the Culture of Information
  58. _Tomislav Longinović____Vampires like us: writing down “the Serbs”
  59. _Nicole Loraux____The Divided City: On Memory and Forgetting in Ancient Athens
  60. _Konrad Lorenz____Takozvano zlo
  61. _Geert Lovink____Zero Comments: Blogging and Critical Internet Culture
  62. _Geert Lovink____Uncanny Networks : Dialogues with the Virtual Intelligentsia
  63. _Geert Lovink____Dark Fiber: Tracking Critical Internet Culture
  64. _Setha Low/Neil Smith____The Politics of Public Space
  65. _Michael Lucas/Jordan Hubbard____Absolute BSD: The Ultimate Guide to FreeBSD
  66. _Peter Ludlow/Mark Wallace____The Second Life Herald: The Virtual Tabloid that Witnessed the Dawn of the Metaverse
  67. _Niklas Luhmann____Znanost društva
  68. _Niklas Luhmann____The Reality of the Mass Media
  69. _Peter Lunenfeld____The Digital Dialectic: New Essays on New Media (Leonardo Books)
  70. _Julia Reinhard Lupton____Citizen-Saints : Shakespeare and Political Theology

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_Brandon Labelle____Background Noise: Perspectives on Sound Art

[Continuum International Publishing Group_2006]

The rise of a prominent auditory culture, reveals the degree to which sound art is lending definition to the 21st Century. And yet sound art still lacks related literature to compliment, and expand, the realm of practice. Background Noise sets out an historical overview, while at the same time shaping that history according to what sound art reveals – the dynamics of art to operate spatially, through media of reproduction and broadcast, and in relation to the intensities of communication and its contextual framework
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_Jacques Lacan____Štirje temeljni koncepti psihoanalize

[Društvo za teoretsko psihoanalizo_1996]

KAZALO
I. Izobčenje
NEZAVEDNO IN PONAVLJANJE
II. Freudovsko nezavedno in naše
III. O subjektu gotovosti
IV. O mreži označevalcev
V. Tyche in automaton
O POGLEDU KOT OBJET PETIT a
VI. Shiza očesa in pogleda
VII. Anamorfoza
VIII. Črta in svetloba
IX. Kaj je slika?
TRANSFER IN PULZIJA
X. Navzočnost analitika
XI. Analiza in resnica ali zaprtje nezavednega
XII. Spolnost v sprevodih označevalca
XIII. Demontaža pulzije
XIV. Delna pulzija in njen obtok
XV. Od ljubezni k libidu
POLJE DRUGEGA IN VRNITEV K TRANSFERJU
XVI. Subjekt in drugi: odtujitev
XVII. Subjekt in drugi (II): aphanisis
XVIII. O subjektu, za katerega se predpostavlja, da ve, o prvi diadi in o dobrem
XIX. Od interpretacije k transferju
PREOSTANE, DA SKLENEMO
XX. V tebi bolj kot tebe
Opomba
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_Jacques Lacan____Le Triomphe de la religion

[Seuil_2004]

” Je suis un enfant de curé “, disait Lacan. ” Eduqué par les Frères maristes, il fut un garçon pieux et acquit une connaissance sensible, intime, des tourments et des ruses de la spiritualité chrétienne. Il savait aussi merveilleusement parler aux catholiques et les apprivoiser à la psychanalyse. La Société de jésus misa sur son Ecole. Freud, vieil optimiste des Lumières, croyait que la religion n’était qu’une illusion, que dissiperaient dans l’avenir les progrès de l’esprit scientifique. Lacan, pas du tout : il pensait au contraire que la vraie religion, la romaine, à la fin des temps embobinerait tout le monde, en déversant du sens à pleins tuyaux sur le réel de plus en plus insistant et insupportable que nous devons à la science. Jacques-Alain Miller.
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_Ernesto Laclau/Slavoj Žižek/Judith Butler____Kontingencija, hegemonija, univerzalnost

[Jesenski & Turk_2007]

Kakvo je suvremeno nasljeđe Gramscijevog pojma hegemonije? Kako možemo reformulirati univerzalnost nakon što su brojne proizvoljne verzije tog pojma bile tako iscrpno kritizirane?
U ovom inovativnom radu Judith Butler, Ernesto Laclau i Slavoj Žižek upuštaju se u dijalog o središnjim pitanjima suvremene filozofije i politike. Njihovi eseji, zamišljeni kao tri priloga koji odgovaraju jedni na druge, obuhvaćaju pitanja preko hegelijanskog nasljeđa u suvremenoj kritičkoj teoriji, teorijskih dilema multikulturalizma, rasprave univerzalizam naspram partikularizma, strategija ljevice u globalizlranoj ekonomiji pa sve do relativnih zasluga poststrukturalizma i lakanovske psihoanalize za kritičku društvenu teoriju.
Osim zadivljujuće i očekivane preciznosti i inteligencije kojom Butler, Laclau i Žižek pristupaju svome radu, dodatna vrijednost knjige Kontingencija, hegemonija, univerzalnost je u energiji te užitku njihove pronicljive, često nepredvidljive, razmjene.
Judith Butler je Maxine Elliot profesorica retorike i komparativne književnosti na Sveučilištu Kalifornija, Berkeley. Autorica je knjiga Subjects of Desire: Hegelian Reflections in Twentieth-Century France, Bodies that Matter: On the Discursive Limits of Sex, The Psychic Life of Power: Theories in Subjection te, u prijevodu, Nevolje s rodom: Feminizam i subverzija identiteta i Raščinjavanje roda.
Ernesto Laciau je profesor političke teorije na Sveučilištu u Essexu. Autor je knjiga Emancipation(s), New Reflections on the Revolution of Our Time, The Making of Political Identities i, u suautorstvu sa Chantal Mouffe, Hegemony and Socialist Strategy.
Slavoj Žižek je profesor na Odsjeku za filozofiju Filozofskog fakulteta Sveučilišta u Ljubljani. Autor je, između ostalih, knjiga Sublimni objekt ideologije, Škakljivi subjekt: odsutno središte političke ontologije, O vjerovanju: nemilosrdna ljubav, Repeating Lenin, Irak – Posuđeni čajnik.
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_Ernesto Laclau____The Populist Reason

[Verso_2005]

What are the political logics explaining the spread of populist experiences in the contemporary world? What is involved in constructing the idea of the people? And how does this construction relate to other forms of political subjectivity—classes, corporations and other forms of association?
Laclau’s analysis of populist experiences begins with a critique of current approaches to populism, illustrated by two essential cases: the formation of a popular identity in French Jacobinism, and the dissolution of such an identity in the aftermath of British Chartism. This is followed by a discussion of the classical theories of mass psychology—by Le Bon, Tarde, Freud, etc.—and of the role of the lumpenproletariat in Marx’s work. Finally Laclau examines a series of historical examples of populism, drawn mainly from American, Canadian, Argentinian and Turkish experiences.

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_Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe____Heidegger. la politique du poème

[Galilée_2002]

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_Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe____Phrase

[Christian Bourgois_2000]

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_Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe____Poetry As Experience

[Stanford University Press_1999]

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_Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe____Le chant des muses : Petite conférence sur la musique

[_2005]

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_Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe____Poétique de l’histoire

[Galilée_2002]

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_Damjan Lajh____Pakt stabilnosti: Slovenija – nevladine organizacije

[Mirovni inštitut, Inštitut za sodobne družbene in politične študije_2002]

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_Goranka Lalić____Croatian judiciary: lessons and perspectives

[Helsinški odbor za ljudska prava _2002]

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_Manuel De Landa____Intensive Science and Virtual Philosophy (Transversals: New Directions in Philosophy)

[Continuum International Publishing Group_2002]

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_Manuel De Landa____Tisuću godina nelinearne povijesti

[Naklada Jesenski i Turk_2002]

Sažetak:
U ovom hrabrom i inspirativnom djelu Manuel De Landa prepleće rezultate fizike kompleksnih sustava, neoinstitucionalističke ekonomije, socijalne povijesti, sociolingvistike te teorije evolucije i povijesti arhitekture i pomorstva.
Iz triju perspektiva anorganske, organske i kulturne tvari, tri priče pripovijedaju jednu posve novu povijest posljednjih tisuću godina, priču u kojoj je jedini glavni junak tok materije-energije. Na tragu Braudela i McNeilla, Deleuzea i Guattarija, a na temelju goleme znanstvene literature, nastala je materijalistička, konkretna, ali uistinu bezvremena povijest.
Manuel De Landa (Ciudad De Mexico, 1952.) je umjetnik i filozof. Osim mnogih radova u časopisima i zbornicima, objavio je knjige War in the Age of Intelligent Machines (1992) i Intensive Science and Virtual Philosophy (2002). Predaje na sveučilištu Columbia u New Yorku.
Tisuću godina nelinearne povijesti je teorija Života, Svemira i Svega ostalog Manuela De Lande.
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_Manuel De Landa____War in the Age of Intelligent Machines

[Zone Books_1991]

In the aftermath of the methodical destruction of Iraq during the Persian Gulf War, the power and efficiency of new computerized weapons and surveillance technology have become chillingly apparent. For Manuel DeLanda, however, this new weaponry has a significance that goes far beyond military applications; he shows how it represents a profound historical shift in the relation of human beings both to machines and to information. The recent emergence of intelligent and autonomous bombs and missiles equipped with artificial perception and decision-making capabilities is, for Delanda, part of a much larger transfer of cognitive structures from humans to machines in the late twentieth century.

War in the Age of Intelligent Machines provides a rich panorama of these astonishing developments; it details the mutating history of information analysis and machinic organization from the mobile siege artillery of the Renaissance, the clockwork armies of the Thirty Years War, the Napoleonic campaigns, and the Nazi blitzkrieg up to present-day cybernetic battle-management systems and satellite reconnaissance networks. Much more than a history of warfare, DeLanda’s account is an unprecedented philosophical and historical reflection on the changing forms through which human bodies and materials are combined, organized, deployed, and made effective.

Manuel DeLanda has published essays on philosophy and film theory. He is a computer programmer and a film artist.

A Swerve Edition, distributed for Zone Books
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_William M. Landes/Richard A. Posner____The Economic Structure of Intellectual Property Law

[Belknap Press_2003]

This book takes a fresh look at the most dynamic area of American law today, comprising the fields of copyright, patent, trademark, trade secrecy, publicity rights, and misappropriation. Topics range from copyright in private letters to defensive patenting of business methods, from moral rights in the visual arts to the banking of trademarks, from the impact of the court of patent appeals to the management of Mickey Mouse. The history and political science of intellectual property law, the challenge of digitization, the many statutes and judge-made doctrines, and the interplay with antitrust principles are all examined. The treatment is both positive (oriented toward understanding the law as it is) and normative (oriented to the reform of the law).
Previous analyses have tended to overlook the paradox that expanding intellectual property rights can effectively reduce the amount of new intellectual property by raising the creators’ input costs. Those analyses have also failed to integrate the fields of intellectual property law. They have failed as well to integrate intellectual property law with the law of physical property, overlooking the many economic and legal-doctrinal parallels.
This book demonstrates the fundamental economic rationality of intellectual property law, but is sympathetic to critics who believe that in recent decades Congress and the courts have gone too far in the creation and protection of intellectual property rights.

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_George P Landow____Hyper/Text/Theory

[The Johns Hopkins University Press_1994]

In his widely acclaimed book Hypertext George P. Landow described a radically new information technology and its relationship to the work of such literary theorists as Jacques Derrida and Roland Barthes. Now Landow has brought together a distinguished group of authorities to explore more fully the implications of hypertextual reading for contemporary literary theory.
Among the contributors, Charles Ess uses the work of Jürgen Habermas and the Frankfurt School to examine hypertext’s potential for true democratization. Stuart Moulthrop turns to Deleuze and Guattari as a point of departure for a study of the relation of hypertext and political power. Espen Aarseth places hypertext within a framework created by other forms of electronic textuality. David Kolb explores what hypertext implies for philosophy and philosophical discourse. Jane Yellowlees Douglas, Gunnar Liestol, and Mireille Rosello use contemporary theory to come to terms with hypertext narrative. Terrence Harpold investigates the hypertextual fiction of Michael Joyce. Drawing on Derrida, Lacan, and Wittgenstein, Gregory Ulmer offers an example of the new form of writing hypertextuality demands.

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_Ivan Van Laningham/Ivan Van Laningham____Sams Teach Yourself Python in 24 Hours (Teach Yourself — 24 Hours)

[Sams_2000]

In the crowded field of scripting languages, Python has found a niche as the best tool for learning object-oriented design principles. Several elegantly produced books in the past few years, notably David M. Beazley’s thorough Python Essential Reference and John E. Grayson’s durable Python and Tkinter Programming, have established a foundation of documentation that makes Python a buildable platform for rapid prototyping, as well as good programming practice.
The appearance in April 2000 of a Sams Teach Yourself Python in 24 Hours is evidence of mainstream support. Author Ivan van Laningham has the happy task of teaching an eminently teachable language, and his passion for Python is evident throughout. The 24-chapter recipe is arbitrary, but the book has a well-chosen tripartite subdivision into sections on basic operation, object-oriented design, and GUIs, each of which fulfills its mission. Each “hour” chapter ends with a summary, a Q&A period, a quiz with answers, and, for the ambitious, exercises.
The first hour asks the essential question, “Why Python?” The answer is a collection of flattering adjectives–flexible, extensible, embeddable, elegant, clear, simple–but the author fails to provide a comparison of Python with Tcl, Java, and Perl. Python has a competitive advantage, as found in Part II on object-oriented design basics and strategies. While other languages use o-o principles, none has subsumed it into the mind of the language as much as Python.
Van Laningham’s book is illustrated with visually uninteresting black-and-white screen dumps from his Windows Python shell. An early lesson on adding ’1′ to the decimal representation of a googol (10^100) reveals that Python can print the answer in decimal notation. (Try it with Perl to see what happens.) The modular nature of Python is introduced transparently by incorporating the trigonometric math library.
Teach Yourself Python in 24 Hours is weakest in its editing. Mistakes in cross-referencing are distracting, and Van Laningham’s loose, informal English often obfuscates his points. Code snippets in the early chapters grow into major listings by the middle, and proper annotation begins to slacken. A 950-line listing in chapter 16–which is downloadable from the inscrutable www.pauahtun.org–has few annotations. May future editions be shorter, sharper, and cleaner, but just as passionate. –Peter Leopold

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_Jens Olof Lasthein____Moments in between

[_2000]

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_Bruno Latour____Reassembling the Social: An Introduction to Actor-Network-Theory (Clarendon Lectures in Management Studies)

[Oxford University Press, USA_2005]

Reassembling the Social is a fundamental challenge from one of the world’s leading social theorists to how we understand society and the ‘social’. Bruno Latour’s contention is that the word ‘social’, as used by Social Scientists, has become laden with assumptions to the point where it has become misnomer. When the adjective is applied to a phenomenon, it is used to indicate a stablilized state of affairs, a bundle of ties that in due course may be used to account for another phenomenon. But Latour also finds the word used as if it described a type of material, in a comparable way to an adjective such as ‘wooden’ or ‘steely’. Rather than simply indicating what is already assembled together, it is now used in a way that makes assumptions about the nature of what is assembled. It has become a word that designates two distinct things: a process of assembling; and a type of material, distinct from others. Latour shows why ‘the social’ cannot be thought of as a kind of material or domain, and disputes attempts to provide a ‘social explanations’ of other states of affairs. While these attempts have been productive (and probably necessary) in the past, the very success of the social sciences mean that they are largely no longer so. At the present stage it is no longer possible to inspect the precise constituents entering the social domain. Latour returns to the original meaning of ‘the social’ to redefine the notion, and allow it to trace connections again. It will then be possible to resume the traditional goal of the social sciences, but using more refined tools. Drawing on his extensive work examining the ‘assemblages’ of nature, Latour finds it necessary to scrutinize thoroughly the exact content of what is assembled under the umbrella of Society. This approach, a ‘sociology of associations’, has become known as Actor-Network-Theory, and this book is an essential introduction both for those seeking to understand Actor-Network Theory, or the ideas of one of its most influential proponents.
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_Bruno Latour____Nikada nismo bili moderni

[Arkzin / AIIR [i. e.] Association for Interdisciplinary and Intercultural Research_2004]

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_Bruno Latour/Peter Weibel____Making Things Public: Atmospheres of Democracy

[The MIT Press_2005]

In this groundbreaking editorial and curatorial project, more than 100 writers, artists, and philosophers rethink what politics is about. In a time of political turmoil and anticlimax, this book redefines politics as operating in the realm of things. Politics is not just an arena, a profession, or a system, but a concern for things brought to the attention of the fluid and expansive constituency of the public. But how are things made public? What, we might ask, is a republic, a res publica, a public thing, if we do not know how to make things public? There are many other kinds of assemblies, which are not political in the usual sense, that gather a public around things — scientific laboratories, supermarkets, churches, and disputes involving natural resources like rivers, landscapes, and air. The authors of Making Things Public — and the ZKM show that the book accompanies — ask what would happen if politics revolved around disputed things. Instead of looking for democracy only in the official sphere of professional politics, they examine the new atmospheric conditions — technologies, interfaces, platforms, networks, and mediations that allow things to be made public. They show us that the old definition of politics is too narrow; there are many techniques of representation — in politics, science, and art — of which Parliaments and Congresses are only a part.

The authors include such prominent thinkers as Richard Rorty, Simon Schaffer, Peter Galison, Richard Powers, Lorraine Daston, Richard Aczel, and Donna Haraway; their writings are accompanied by excerpts from John Dewey, Shakespeare, Swift, La Fontaine, and Melville. More than 500 color images document the new idea of what Bruno Latour and Peter Weibel call an “object-oriented democracy.”
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_Mark Lattimer____The Campaigning Handbook

[Directory of Social Change_2000]

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_Teresa De Lauretis____The Practice of Love: Lesbian Sexuality and Perverse Desire

[Indiana University Press_1994]

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_Maurizio Lazzarato____Puissances de l’invention : La Psychologie économique de Gabriel Tarde contre l’économie politique

[Les Empêcheurs de penser en rond_2002]

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_Maurizio Lazzarato____Les révolutions du capitalisme

[Empêcheurs de Penser en Rond_2004]

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_Maurizio Lazzarato____videophilosophie.

[B_Books_2002]

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_Jonathan Lear____Radical Hope: Ethics in the Face of Cultural Devastation

[Harvard University Press_2006]

Shortly before he died, Plenty Coups, the last great Chief of the Crow Nation, told his story–up to a certain point. “When the buffalo went away the hearts of my people fell to the ground,” he said, “and they could not lift them up again. After this nothing happened.” It is precisely this point–that of a people faced with the end of their way of life–that prompts the philosophical and ethical inquiry pursued in Radical Hope. In Jonathan Lear’s view, Plenty Coups’ story raises a profound ethical question that transcends his time and challenges us all: how should one face the possibility that one’s culture might collapse?
This is a vulnerability that affects us all–insofar as we are all inhabitants of a civilization, and civilizations are themselves vulnerable to historical forces. How should we live with this vulnerability? Can we make any sense of facing up to such a challenge courageously? Using the available anthropology and history of the Indian tribes during their confinement to reservations, and drawing on philosophy and psychoanalytic theory, Lear explores the story of the Crow Nation at an impasse as it bears upon these questions–and these questions as they bear upon our own place in the world. His book is a deeply revealing, and deeply moving, philosophical inquiry into a peculiar vulnerability that goes to the heart of the human condition.

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_Iara Lee/Michael Berk/Tony Marcus/Kurt Reighley/Simon Reynolds/Michael Rubin/Chris Sharp/Rob Young____Modulations: A History of Electronic Music: Throbbing Words on Sound

[D.A.P./Caipirinha_2000]

Edited by Peter Shapiro. Contributions by Iara Lee, David Toop. Text by Kodwo Eshun, Michael Berk, Tony Marcus, Kurt Reighley, Simon Reynolds, Michael Rubin, Chris Sharp, Rob Young.
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_Henri Lefebvre____The Urban Revolution

[University of Minnesota Press_2003]

Originally published in 1970, The Urban Revolution marked Henri Lefebvre’s first sustained critique of urban society, a work in which he pioneered the use of semiotic, structuralist, and poststructuralist methodologies in analyzing the development of the urban environment. Although it is widely considered a foundational book in contemporary thinking about the city, The Urban Revolution has never been translated into English-until now. This first English edition, deftly translated by Robert Bononno, makes available to a broad audience Lefebvre’s sophisticated insights into the urban dimensions of modern life.
Lefebvre begins with the premise that the total urbanization of society is an inevitable process that demands of its critics new interpretive and perceptual approaches that recognize the urban as a complex field of inquiry. Dismissive of cold, modernist visions of the city, particularly those embodied by rationalist architects and urban planners like Le Corbusier, Lefebvre instead articulates the lived experiences of individual inhabitants of the city. In contrast to the ideology of urbanism and its reliance on commodification and bureaucratization-the capitalist logic of market and state-Lefebvre conceives of an urban utopia characterized by self-determination, individual creativity, and authentic social relationships.
A brilliantly conceived and theoretically rigorous investigation into the realities and possibilities of urban space, The Urban Revolution remains an essential analysis of and guide to the nature of the city.
Henri Lefebvre (d. 1991) was one of the most significant European thinkers of the twentieth century. His many books include The Production of Space (1991), Everyday Life in the Modern World (1994), Introduction to Modernity (1995), and Writings on Cities (1995).
Robert Bononno is a full-time translator who lives in New York. His recent translations include The Singular Objects of Architecture by Jean Baudrillard and Jean Nouvel (Minnesota, 2002) and Cyberculture by Pierre Lévy (Minnesota, 2001).

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_Henri Lefebvre____The Explosion: Marxism and the French Upheaval

[Monthly Review Press_1968]

Explores the full sweep of Marxist thinking on social change in the light of the 1968 French explosion.

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_Claude Lefort____Demokratska invencija

[Barbat_2000]

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_Greg Lehey____The Complete FreeBSD, Fourth Edition

[O'Reilly Media, Inc._2003]

FreeBSD is by far the most popular version of BSD®, the legendary operating system that has contributed a great deal to every version of Unix® in use today (including Mac OS® X). Originally a community effort by the University of California at Berkeley, FreeBSD was aimed at making Unix a little friendlier and easier to use. By the time other free operating systems came along, BSD was firmly established and very reliable. And it continues to be today. For seven years, the FreeBSD community has relied on Greg Lehey’s classic, The Complete FreeBSD, to guide them through its configuration and administration. The 4th edition, covering version 5 of FreeBSD, is now available through O’Reilly Community Press. The Complete FreeBSD is an eminently practical guidebook that explains not only how to get a computer up and running with the FreeBSD operating system, but also how to turn it into a highly functional and secure server that can host large numbers of users and disks, support remote access, and provide web service, mail service, and other key parts of the Internet infrastructure. The book provides in-depth information on installation and updates, back-ups, printers, RAID, various Internet services, firewalls, the graphical X Window system, and much more. Author Greg Lehey is a member of the FreeBSD core team and has been developing, documenting, and advocating for FreeBSD for nearly ten years. Whether you’re an experienced Unix user or just interested in learning more about this free operating system and how you can put it to work for you, this do-it-yourself BSD documentation will provide the information you need. The Complete FreeBSD is the second release in the O’Reilly Community Press Series. Unlike classic O’Reilly animal books, which are created to fill an information void, the Community Press titles provide convenient printed copies of documentation that is already available online. O’Reilly’s role in the series is limited to providing manufacturing and distribution services rather than editorial development, so that each Community Press title reflects the editorial voice and organization of the community that has created it.
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_Hans-Thies Lehmann____Postdramatisches Theater

[Verlag der Autoren_1999]

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_Thomas Lemke____Glossar der Gegenwart

[Suhrkamp_2004]

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_Andrew Leonard____Bots: The Origin of New Species

[Hardwired_1997]

Cyberspace is now heavily populated with non-human residents known as bots. Bots are software robots that facilitate e-mail, entertain visitors, fight for control of IRC chat rooms or flood your e- mail box with spam. Andrew Leonard is the Charles Darwin of bots, chronicling their rise from the primordial cyber-ooze to their becoming major players as both drudge workers and nuisances of the computerized world.
The world of bots and their creators is filled with serious issues pertaining to online freedom, and is sometimes downright disturbing, but it is also often hilariously funny. The author takes us from the problems of recognizing artificial intelligence to the almost slapstick comedy of programming bungles. Leonard deftly reveals it all in a book that’s extremely hard to put down.

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_Hannes Leopoldseder____Ars Electronica 79-99

[_1999]

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_Hannes Leopoldseder/Christine Schöpf____Cyberarts 99 : International Compendium Prix Ars Electronica

[Springer_1999]

Die umfassende Digitalisierung aller Lebensbereiche hat in den vergangenen Jahrzehnten einen tiefgreifenden Kulturwandel ausgelöst. Über 20 Jahre hat das Festival Ars Electronica diesen Wandel diskutiert, analysiert und kommentiert. Der Prix Ars Electronica vereint seit 1987 jene kreativen Kräfte, die die Grundlagen formulieren und gleichzeitig mit ihrer Arbeit diesen Diskurs einer breiten Öffentlichkeit nahe bringen. Das Buch „Cyberarts 99“ präsentiert auf einer gemeinsamen Plattform Arbeiten aus Kunst, Wissenschaft und Forschung in den Sparten Computeranimation/Visual Effects, Digital Music, Interaktive Kunst und .net und gibt so einen topaktuellen Überblick über die internationale Szene der digitalen Medienkunst.
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_Hannes Leopoldseder/Christine Schopf____Cyberarts 2002: Digital Musics

[Hatje Cantz Publishers_2003]

Conceived as a joint creative platform for artists and scientists from various disciplines in the field of digital media design, the yearly Ars Electronica Festival–to which Cyberarts is a published companion–represents an internationally noted state-of-the-art trend barometer in media art, illustrating artistic, cultural, and social implications of the medium. Since 1987, more than 10,000 artists from over 60 countries have participated.
Edited by Hannes Leopoldsede and, Christine Schöpf.
Hardcover, 6.75 x 9.5 in. 246 pages, 223 color illustrations

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_Radonja Leposavić____vlasTito iskustvo

[Samizdat B92_2004]

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_Lawrence Lessig____The Future of Ideas: The Fate of the Commons in a Connected World

[Vintage_2002]

If The Future of Ideas is bleak, we have nobody to blame but ourselves. Author Lawrence Lessig, a Stanford law professor and keen observer of emerging technologies, makes a strong case that large corporations are staging an innovation-stifling power grab while we watch idly. The changes in copyright and other forms of intellectual property protection demanded by the media and software industries have the potential to choke off publicly held material, which Lessig sees as a kind of intellectual commons. He eloquently and persuasively decries this lopsided control of ideas and suggests practical solutions that consider the rights of both creators and consumers, while acknowledging the serious impact of new technologies on old ways of doing business. His proposals would let existing companies make money without using the tremendous advantages of incumbency to eliminate new killer apps before they can threaten the status quo. Readers who want a fair intellectual marketplace would do well to absorb the lessons in The Future of Ideas. –Rob Lightner
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_Lawrence Lessig____Code: Version 2.0

[Basic Books_2006]

The “alarming and impassioned”* book on how the Internet is redefining constitutional law, now reissued as the first popular book revised online by its readers (*New York Times)
There’s a common belief that cyberspace cannot be regulated-that it is, in its very essence, immune from the government’s (or anyone else’s) control. Code, first published in 2000, argues that this belief is wrong. It is not in the nature of cyberspace to be unregulable; cyberspace has no “nature.” It only has code-the software and hardware that make cyberspace what it is. That code can create a place of freedom-as the original architecture of the Net did-or a place of oppressive control. Under the influence of commerce, cyberpsace is becoming a highly regulable space, where behavior is much more tightly controlled than in real space. But that’s not inevitable either. We can-we must-choose what kind of cyberspace we want and what freedoms we will guarantee. These choices are all about architecture: about what kind of code will govern cyberspace, and who will control it. In this realm, code is the most significant form of law, and it is up to lawyers, policymakers, and especially citizens to decide what values that code embodies.
Since its original publication, this seminal book has earned the status of a minor classic. This second edition, or Version 2.0, has been prepared through the author’s wiki, a web site that allows readers to edit the text, making this the first reader-edited revision of a popular book.

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_Lawrence Lessig____Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace

[Basic Books_2000]

“We, the Net People, in order to form a more perfect Transfer Protocol…” might be recited in future fifth-grade history classes, says attorney Lawrence Lessig. He turns the now-traditional view of the Internet as an uncontrollable, organic entity on its head, and explores the architecture and social systems that are changing every day and taming the frontier. Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace is his well-reasoned, undeniably cogent series of arguments for guiding the still-evolving regulatory processes, to ensure that we don’t find ourselves stuck with a system that we find objectionable. As the former Communist-bloc countries found, a constitution is still one of our best guarantees against the dark side of chaos; and Lessig promotes a kind of document that accepts the inevitable regulatory authority of both government and commerce, while constraining them within values that we hold by consensus.
Lessig holds that those who shriek the loudest at the thought of interference in cyberdoings, especially at the hands of the government, are blind to the ever-increasing regulation of the Net (admittedly, without badges or guns) by businesses that find little opposition to their schemes from consumers, competitors, or cops. The Internet will be regulated, he says, and our window of opportunity to influence the design of those regulations narrows each day. How will we make the decisions that the Framers of our paper-and-ink Constitution couldn’t foresee, much less resolve? Lessig proclaims that many of us will have to wake up fast and get to work before we lose the chance to draft a networked Bill of Rights. –Rob Lightner

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_Lawrence Lessig____Free Culture: How Big Media Uses Technology and the Law to Lock Down Culture and Control Creativity

[Penguin Press HC, The_2004]

From “the most important thinker on intellectual property in the Internet era” (The New Yorker), a landmark manifesto about the genuine closing of the American mind.

Lawrence Lessig could be called a cultural environmentalist. One of America’s most original and influential public intellectuals, his focus is the social dimension of creativity: how creative work builds on the past and how society encourages or inhibits that building with laws and technologies. In his two previous books, Code and The Future of Ideas, Lessig concentrated on the destruction of much of the original promise of the Internet. Now, in Free Culture, he widens his focus to consider the diminishment of the larger public domain of ideas. In this powerful wake-up call he shows how short-sighted interests blind to the long-term damage they’re inflicting are poisoning the ecosystem that fosters innovation.

All creative works-books, movies, records, software, and so on-are a compromise between what can be imagined and what is possible-technologically and legally. For more than two hundred years, laws in America have sought a balance between rewarding creativity and allowing the borrowing from which new creativity springs. The original term of copyright set by the Constitution in 1787 was seventeen years. Now it is closer to two hundred. Thomas Jefferson considered protecting the public against overly long monopolies on creative works an essential government role. What did he know that we’ve forgotten?

Lawrence Lessig shows us that while new technologies always lead to new laws, never before have the big cultural monopolists used the fear created by new technologies, specifically the Internet, to shrink the public domain of ideas, even as the same corporations use the same technologies to control more and more what we can and can’t do with culture. As more and more culture becomes digitized, more and more becomes controllable, even as laws are being toughened at the behest of the big media groups. What’s at stake is our freedom-freedom to create, freedom to build, and ultimately, freedom to imagine.
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_Bo Leuf/Ward Cunningham____The Wiki Way: Quick Collaboration on the Web

[Addison-Wesley Professional_2001]

Suitable for system administrators or managers seeking an affordable content-management solution, The Wiki Way shows off how to take advantage of Wiki collaborative software, which allows users to post and edit content remotely. This book is all you need to get up and running with this exciting (and free) way to build and manage content.
This text is first and foremost a guide to what Wiki software is and how to install, customize, and administer it within your organization. Early sections discuss the advantages of Wiki Web sites, which allow all users to add and edit content. While it might sound like a free-for-all, the authors suggest such Web sites have been used successfully in research, business, and education to document project designs, for brainstorming, and for otherwise creating content in a collaborative fashion. Case studies for such organizations as Georgia Tech, New York Times Digital, and Motorola give a glimpse of Wiki used in real settings, so you will get a sense of what to expect.
This book is also a guide to the nuts and bolts of downloading and installing Wiki and customizing it for your site. Sections on basic tweaks to Wiki’s Perl scripts will let you customize your site to match your organization’s needs. Standout material includes almost three dozen customization tips. This volume is illustrated with actual screen shots of Wiki, so you can get a sense of what it is like for users to work together in such an unrestricted fashion.
Throughout the text, the authors are suitably upbeat about Wiki’s prospects for wider adoption, but they are realistic enough to note compromises (such as requiring passwords and restricting edit rights) required in business settings. They also survey the field of Wiki open-source projects and clones, as well as other similar content-management solutions (such as Zope and the emerging WebDAV standard).
While it’s hard to predict whether Wiki-based Web sites are for everyone, this book presents the pros and cons of a potentially exciting and useful tool that promotes collaborative content creation. This title can help any organization get going with a Wiki Web site, from the standpoint of planning, deployment, and basic administration. –Richard Dragan
Topics covered:
• Collaboration tools explained
• Web-based collaboration
• WebDAV
• Introduction to Wiki
• User conventions with Wiki
• Survey of Wiki open-source projects and clones
• Installing Wiki (including Apache Web Server and security issues)
• Using Wiki (making notes, Wiki used as a PIM, content management and links, page editing)
• How to structure Wiki content (suggested default structure: pros and cons)
• Customizing Wiki
• Tour of Wiki Perl scripts and tips for customizing your Wiki site
• Wiki add-ons (including spellchecking and uploading files)
• Administration in Wiki (viewing events, controlling access and authentication, database administration, and debugging techniques)
• Guidelines for Wiki projects (dos and don’ts)
• Wiki case studies for education
• Business and research

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_Pavle Levi____Disintegration in Frames: Aesthetics and Ideology in the Yugoslav and Post-Yugoslav Cinema

[Stanford University Press_2007]

Disintegration in Frames examines the ways in which national identity and interethnic relations are approached, evaluated, and critically dissected in films by directors such as Dušan Makavejev, Emir Kusturica, and Srdan Dragojevic; subcultural television and musical performances of the Bosnian pop-art movement New Primitivism; amateur video works made by the returning veterans of the Croatian war; political documentaries chronicling the psychological effects of state socialism; and more.

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_Brett Levinson____The Ends of Literature: The Latin American “Boom” in the Neoliberal Marketplace

[Stanford University Press_2002]

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_Brett Levinson____Market and Thought: Meditations on the Political and Biopolitical

[Fordham University Press_2004]

In this ambitious book, Brett Levinson explores the possibilities for a genuinely radical critique of globalized culture and politics—at a time when intellectuals and nonintellectuals alike struggle to understand the configuration of the contemporary world. Levinson seeks to unsettle a naturalized and commonsensical assumption: that democracy and the economic market must be viewed as either united or at odds. Against both neoliberalists and cultural pluralists, he argues that the state is not yielding to the market, but that the universe now turns on a “duopoly” between statist and global forms, one that generates not only economic and cultural sites but also ways of knowing, a postdemocratic episteme.Touching upon current issues such as terrorism, human rights, the attack on the World Trade Center, and the notion of the “people,” delving into the idea of bio politics, and investigating the essential relation between language and political praxis, Levinson engages with the work of Giorgio Agamben, Jacques Rancière, Etienne Balibar, Michael Hardt, Antonio Negri, Michel Foucault, and others.Levinson offers no solutions, but his work will be an important voice for readers looking for conceptual tools to grasp what political and intellectual possibilities might exist in the postcommunist world and how this world has come to be shaped in our time.
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_Aaron Levy/Eduardo Cadava____Cities Without Citizens

[Slought Foundation_2004]

The first in the Slought Books Theory Series, this interdisciplinary publication is edited by Eduardo Cadava and Aaron Levy and comprises a collection of essays and documents engaging issues of citizenship, human rights, and the architecture of cities. It features contributions by noted artists, architects and theorists including Giorgio Agamben, Arakawa + Gins, Branka Arsic, Eduardo Cadava, Joan Dayan, Gans & Jelacic Architecture, Thomas Keenan, Gregg Lambert, Aaron Levy, David Lloyd, Rafi Segal Eyal Weizman Architects, and Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak. Published with the Rosenbach Museum and Library, Philadelphia, in conjunction with “Cities Without Citizens,” an exhibition at the Rosenbach organized by Aaron Levy in 2003.
“What is a city? What are the laws or constitutions that make a city a city, that prevent it from becoming something else, even as it inevitably undergoes transformation and change? What would it mean to establish the borders of a city, to define and delimit it in order to confer an identity upon it? How is a city lost, destroyed, abandoned, and then perhaps rebuilt from its ruins, sometimes in other places and in memory of its name and patrimony? What would it mean for a city to remain self-identical to itself, or for it to remain internally consistent? Is this possible, or must a city always remain open to transformation, to the changes that alter and displace it? Must a city remain open, that is, to knowing that it does not yet know what it is or may be? And, if so, what is the relation between this uncertainty, this relation to a future, and the changing, heterogeneous populations within its permeable borders? What is the relation between a city and its inhabitants, between a city and its citizens, or between a city and all the people from which it perhaps withholds its protections? What is citizenship and how is it established or lost, asserted or taken away?”
–From the introduction by Eduardo Cadava and Aaron Levy

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_Pierre Levy____Becoming Virtual: Reality in the Digital Age

[Plenum Publishing Corporation_1998]

Pierre Levy takes a fresh look at the whole idea of what is virtual. He’s responding to the widespread belief, and sometimes even panic, that a digital society with emphasis on virtual interactions is necessarily depersonalizing. He takes particular exception to the notion that “virtual” and “real” are opposites. Instead, Levy argues that virtuality is one of four modes of existence, the rest of which he describes as reality, possibility, and actuality. Each is defined in terms of its relationship with its environment.
In following Levy’s world view, you may find that he interprets some or all of those terms in ways you’re not used to, but the result is an interesting new approach to what it means to be part of an increasingly digital world. He examines the virtualization of several elements our society: the corporal body, text, the economy, language, technology, contracts, intelligence, subjects, and objects. What he finds is not a destruction of the personal so much as a transformation. Virtualization adds to, but does not replace, the real, the possible, and the actual. By understanding what virtualization means and involves, Levy believes that society will gain a greater variety of options for interaction in all areas. Becoming Virtual is a serious philosophical work, dense with ideas. It demands a lot from the reader, but rewards with an intriguing new perspective on inevitable social change. –Elizabeth Lewis

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_Pierre Levy____Cyberculture

[University of Minnesota Press_2001]

Needing guidance and seeking insight, the Council of Europe approached Pierre Lévy, one of the world’s most important and well-respected theorists of digital culture, for a report on the state (and, frankly, the nature) of cyberspace. The result is this extraordinary document, a perfectly lucid and accessible description of cyberspace-from infrastructure to practical applications-along with an inspired, far-reaching exploration of its ramifications. A window on the digital world for the technologically timid, the book also offers a brilliant vision of the philosophical and social realities and possibilities of cyberspace for the adept and novice alike.
In an overview, Lévy discusses the distinguishing features of cyberspace and cyberculture from anthropological, philosophical, cultural, and sociological points of view. An optimist about the future potential of cyberspace, he eloquently argues that technology-and specifically the infrastructure of cyberspace, the Internet-can have a transformative effect on global society. Some of the issues he takes up are new art forms; changes in relationships to knowledge, education, and training; the preservation of linguistic and cultural differences; the emergence and implications of collective intelligence; the problems of social exclusion; and the impact of new technology on the city and democracy in general.
In considerable detail, Lévy describes the ways in which cyberspace will help promote the growth of democracy, primarily through the participation of individuals or groups. His analysis is enlivened by his own personal impressions of cyberculture-garnered from bulletin boards, mailing lists, virtual reality demonstrations, and simulations. Immediate in its details, visionary in its scope, deeply informed yet free of unnecessary technical language, Cyberculture is the book we require in our digital age.
Pierre Lévy is professor of cyberculture and social communication at the University of Quebec and consultant to the Forward Studies Unit of the European Union on issues of governance and electronic democracy. His many books include Becoming Virtual (1998) and Collective Intelligence (1999). Robert Bononno, a teacher and translator, lives in New York City.

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_Steven Levy____Crypto: How the Code Rebels Beat the Government Saving Privacy in the Digital Age

[Penguin (Non-Classics)_2002]

If the National Security Agency (NSA) had wanted to make sure that strong encryption would reach the masses, it couldn’t have done much better than to tell the cranky geniuses of the world not to do it. Author Steven Levy, deservedly famous for his enlightening Hackers, tells the story of the cypherpunks, their foes, and their allies in Crypto: How the Code Rebels Beat the Government. From the determined research of Whitfield Diffie and Marty Hellman, in the face of the NSA’s decades-old security lock, to the commercial world’s turn-of-the-century embrace of encrypted e-commerce, Levy finds drama and intellectual challenge everywhere he looks. Although he writes, “Behind every great cryptographer, it seems, there is a driving pathology,” his respect for the mathematicians and programmers who spearheaded public key encryption as the solution to Information Age privacy invasion shines throughout. Even the governmental bad guys are presented more as hapless control fetishists who lack the prescience to see the inevitability of strong encryption as more than a conspiracy of evil.
Each cryptological advance that was made outside the confines of the NSA’s Fort Meade complex was met with increasing legislative and judicial resistance. Levy’s storytelling acumen tugs the reader along through mathematical and legal hassles that would stop most narratives in their tracks–his words make even the depressingly silly Clipper chip fiasco vibrant. Hardcore privacy nerds will value Crypto as a review of 30 years of wrangling; those readers with less familiarity with the subject will find it a terrific and well-documented launching pad for further research. From notables like Phil Zimmerman to obscure but important figures like James Ellis, Crypto dishes the dirt on folks who know how to keep a secret. –Rob Lightner

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_Ruth Leys____From Guilt to Shame: Auschwitz and After

[Princeton University Press_2007]

Why has shame recently displaced guilt as a dominant emotional reference in the West? After the Holocaust, survivors often reported feeling guilty for living when so many others had died, and in the 1960s psychoanalysts and psychiatrists in the United States helped make survivor guilt a defining feature of the “survivor syndrome.” Yet the idea of survivor guilt has always caused trouble, largely because it appears to imply that, by unconsciously identifying with the perpetrator, victims psychically collude with power. In From Guilt to Shame, Ruth Leys has written the first genealogical-critical study of the vicissitudes of the concept of survivor guilt and the momentous but largely unrecognized significance of guilt’s replacement by shame. Ultimately, Leys challenges the theoretical and empirical validity of the shame theory proposed by figures such as Silvan Tomkins, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, and Giorgio Agamben, demonstrating that while the notion of survivor guilt has depended on an intentionalist framework, shame theorists share a problematic commitment to interpreting the emotions, including shame, in antiintentionalist and materialist terms.

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_Matthias Lilienthal/Claus Philipp/Mario Rauter/Sandra. Umathum____Schlingensiefs Ausländer raus

[Suhrkamp_2000]

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_Akira Mizuta Lippit____Atomic Light (Shadow Optics)

[Univ Of Minnesota Press_2005]

Dreams, x-rays, atomic radiation, and “invisible men” are phenomena that are visual in nature but unseen. Atomic Light (Shadow Optics) reveals these hidden interiors of cultural life, the “avisual” as it has emerged in the writings of Jorge Luis Borges and Jacques Derrida, Tanizaki Jun’ichirô and Sigmund Freud, and H. G. Wells and Ralph Ellison, and in the early cinema and the postwar Japanese films of Kobayashi Masaki, Teshigahara Hiroshi, Kore-eda Hirokazu, and Kurosawa Kiyoshi, all under the shadow cast by the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Akira Mizuta Lippit focuses on historical moments in which such modes of avisuality came into being—the arrival of cinema, which brought imagination to life; psychoanalysis, which exposed the psyche; the discovery of x-rays, which disclosed the inside of the body; and the “catastrophic light” of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, which instituted an era of atomic discourses.

With a taut, poetic style, Lippit produces speculative readings of secret and shadow archives and visual structures or phenomenologies of the inside, charting the materiality of what both can and cannot be seen in the radioactive light of the twentieth century.

Akira Mizuta Lippit is professor of cinema, comparative literature, and Japanese culture at the University of Southern California. He is the author of Electric Animal: Toward a Rhetoric of Wildlife (Minnesota, 2000).

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_Akira Mizuta Lippit____Electric Animal: Toward a Rhetoric of Wildlife

[University of Minnesota Press_2000]

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_Alan Liu____The Laws of Cool: Knowledge Work and the Culture of Information

[University Of Chicago Press_2004]

Knowledge work is now the reigning business paradigm and affects even the world of higher education. But what perspective can the knowledge of the humanities and arts contribute to a world of knowledge work whose primary mission is business? And what is the role of information technology as both the servant of the knowledge economy and the medium of a new technological cool? In The Laws of Cool, Alan Liu reflects on these questions as he considers the emergence of new information technologies and their profound influence on the forms and practices of knowledge.

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_Tomislav Longinović____Vampires like us: writing down “the Serbs”

[Beogradski krug_2005]

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_Nicole Loraux____The Divided City: On Memory and Forgetting in Ancient Athens

[Zone Books_2001]

Athens, 403 B.C.E. The bloody oligarchic dictatorship of the Thirty is over, and the democrats have returned to the city victorious. Renouncing vengeance, in an act of willful amnesia, citizens call for—-if not invent—-amnesty. They agree to forget the unforgettable, the “past misfortunes,” of civil strife or stasis. More precisely, what they agree to deny is that stasis—-simultaneously partisanship, faction, and sedition—-is at the heart of their politics.

Continuing a criticism of Athenian ideology begun in her pathbreaking study The Invention of Athens, Nicole Loraux argues that this crucial moment of Athenian political history must be interpreted as constitutive of politics and political life and not as a threat to it. Divided from within, the city is formed by that which it refuses. Conflict, the calamity of civil war, is the other, dark side of the beautiful unitary city of Athens. In a brilliant analysis of the Greek word for voting, diaphora, Loraux underscores the conflictual and dynamic motion of democratic life. Voting appears as the process of dividing up, of disagreement—-in short, of agreeing to divide and choose. Not only does Loraux reconceptualize the definition of ancient Greek democracy, she also allows the contemporary reader to rethink the functioning of modern democracy in its critical moments of internal stasis.
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_Konrad Lorenz____Takozvano zlo

[Algoritam_2004]

Knjiga Konrada Lorenza Takozvano zlo koju bez pretjerivanja možemo svrstati u epohalne radove, spada u klasike popularne psihologije i biologije, te, iako je svojevremeno izazvalo velike kontroverze i predstavljalo prekretnicu u objema disciplinama (objavljena je 1963.) ne prestaje plijeniti pažnju čitatelja diljem svijeta. Lorenz raspravlja o agresivnosti, traga za ishodištem nagona za borbu kod životinja i ljudi, preispituje njegovu ulogu u održanju vrste, vezu s „ljutnjom“ i „zloćom“, (u njemačkom jeziku su to sve izrazi prevedivi s „Böse“), kao i ulogu koju ima u neurozama, kao jedan od bitnih čimbenika u ljudskih reakcijama i postupcima. Argumentacijom koju je izložio u ovoj knjizi doveo je taj pojam u središte interesa antropologije i psihologije. Ono što knjigu čini osobito lijepom i prikladnom i za mlade čitatelje su nebrojeni primjeri iz života mnogih životinjskih vrsta, a njegova razmišljanja o potrebi čuvanja okoliša, o kulturi kao o živom sustavu, o moralnim i etičkim problemima s kojima se čovječanstvo suočuje djeluju uznemirujuće aktualno. Svojim karakterističnim pjesničkim stilom Lorenz nas suočava s činjenicom kako su ljudi sa svim svojim konfliktima vrlo daleko od neke nepobjedive božje slike i prilike, ali ostavlja mjesta za optimistički zaključak da čovjek sa svojim neiscrpnim mogućnostima čini “onu kariku koja nedostaje između životinje i istinski humanog ljudskog bića”. Prijevod potpisuje Sandra Markota – Sever, a naslovnu fotografiju Morana Zubak.
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_Geert Lovink____Zero Comments: Blogging and Critical Internet Culture

[Routledge_2007]

In Zero Comments, internationally renowned media theorist and ‘net critic’ Geert Lovink upgrades worn out concepts about the Internet and interrogates the latest hype surrounding blogs and social network sites. In this third volume of his studies into critical Internet culture, following the influential Dark Fiber and My First Recession, Lovink develops a ‘general theory of blogging.’ Unlike most critiques of blogging, Lovink is not focusing here on the dynamics between bloggers and the mainstream news media, but rather unpacking the ways that blogs exhibit a ‘nihilist impulse’ to empty out established meaning structures. Blogs, Lovink argues, are bringing about the decay of traditional broadcast media, and they are driven by an in-crowd dynamic in which social ranking is a primary concern. The lowest rung of the new Internet hierarchy are those blogs and sites that receive no user feedback or ‘zero comments’.
Lovink explores other important changes to Internet culture, as well, including the silent globalization of the Net in which the West is no longer the main influence behind new media culture, as countries like India, China and Brazil expand their influence. Zero Comments also looks forward to speculate on the Net impact of organized networks, free cooperation and distributed aesthetics.

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_Geert Lovink____Uncanny Networks : Dialogues with the Virtual Intelligentsia

[The MIT Press_2003]

For Geert Lovink, interviews are imaginative texts that can help to create global, networked discourses not only among different professions but also among different cultures and social groups. Conducting interviews online, over a period of weeks or months, allows the participants to compose documents of depth and breadth, rather than simply snapshots of timely references.

The interviews collected in this book are with artists, critics, and theorists who are intimately involved in building the content, interfaces, and architectures of new media. The topics discussed include digital aesthetics, sound art, navigating deep audio space, European media philosophy, the Internet in Eastern Europe, the mixing of old and new in India, critical media studies in the Asia-Pacific region, Japanese techno tribes, hybrid identities, the storage of social movements, theory of the virtual class, virtual and urban spaces, corporate takeover of the Internet, and the role of cyberspace in the rise of nongovernmental organizations.

Interviewees included Norbert Bolz, Paulina Borsook, Luchezar Boyadjiev, Kuan-Hsing Chen, C㬩n Dan, Mike Davis, Mark Dery, Kodwo Eshun, Susan George, Boris Groys, Frank Hartmann, Michael Heim, Dietmar Kamper, Zina Kaye, Tom Keenan, Arthur Kroker, Bruno Latour, Marita Liulia, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Peter Lunenfeld, Lev Manovich, Mongrel, Edi Muka, Jonathan Peizer, Saskia Sassen, Herbert Schiller, Gayatri Spivak, Jᮯs SugᲬ Ravi Sundaram, Toshiya Ueno, Tjebbe van Tijen, McKenzie Wark, Hartmut Winkler, and Slavoj Zizek.
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_Geert Lovink____Dark Fiber: Tracking Critical Internet Culture

[The MIT Press_2002]

According to media critic Geert Lovink, the Internet is being closed off by corporations and governments intent on creating a business and information environment free of dissent. Calling himself a radical media pragmatist, Lovink envisions an Internet culture that goes beyond the engineering culture that spawned it to bring humanities, user groups, social movements, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), artists, and cultural critics into the core of Internet development.

In Dark Fiber, Lovink combines aesthetic and ethical concerns and issues of navigation and usability without ever losing sight of the cultural and economic agendas of those who control hardware, software, content, design, and delivery. He examines the unwarranted faith of the cyber-libertarians in the ability of market forces to create a decentralized, accessible communication system. He studies the inner dynamics of hackers’ groups, Internet activists, and artists, seeking to understand the social laws of online life. Finally, he calls for the injection of political and economic competence into the community of freedom-loving cyber-citizens, to wrest the Internet from corporate and state control.

The topics include the erosion of email, bandwidth for all, the rise and fall of dot-com mania, techno-mysticism, sustainable social networks, the fight for a public Internet time standard, the strategies of Internet activists, mailing list culture, and collaborative text filtering. Stressing the importance of intercultural collaboration, Lovink includes reports from Albania, where NGOs and artists use new media to combat the country’s poverty and isolation; from Taiwan, where the September 1999 earthquake highlighted the cultural politics of the Internet; and from Delhi, where a new media center explores free software, public access, and Hindi interfaces.
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_Setha Low/Neil Smith____The Politics of Public Space

[Routledge_2005]

Public spaces are no longer democratic places where all people are embraced and tolerated, but instead centers of commerce and consumption. Increasing privatization through collaborative public/private partnerships between municipalities and local businesses has transformed such places as Bryant Park and Union Square in the center of New York City into environments maintained by video surveillance and police control. Even city squares and village greens are no longer places for public discussion and casual loitering, but instead have become filled with regulated Green Markets, military re-enactments, and seasonal country fairs.

The linkage between public space and the globalizing political economy deserves closer scrutiny because societal mobilization about public space influences the shape of civil society, and by extension, democratic participation. With the increased globalization of the public realm, the boundaries of communication and social practices are increasingly informed by multiple cultural settings creating new forms of public space. Studies of public spaces are rarely comparative much less global in their scope. This book expands this focus of work on public space to include a consideration of the transnational–in the sense of moving people and transformations in the nation/state–to expand our vision of what a public space is and how our notion of the “public” has changed.
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_Michael Lucas/Jordan Hubbard____Absolute BSD: The Ultimate Guide to FreeBSD

[No Starch Press_2002]

FreeBSD is a powerful, flexible, and cost-effective UNIX-based operating system, and the preferred server platform for many enterprises. Includes coverage of installation, networking, add-on software, security, network services, system performance, kernel tweaking, file systems, SCSI & RAID configurations, SMP, upgrading, monitoring, crash debugging, BSD in the office, and emulating other OSs.
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_Peter Ludlow/Mark Wallace____The Second Life Herald: The Virtual Tabloid that Witnessed the Dawn of the Metaverse

[The MIT Press_2007]

When a virtual journalist for a virtual newspaper reporting on the digital world of an online game lands on the real-world front page of the New York Times, it just might signal the dawn of a new era. Virtual journalist Peter Ludlow was banned from The Sims Online for being a bit too good at his job–for reporting in his virtual tabloid the Alphaville Herald on the cyber-brothels, crimes, and strong-arm tactics that had become rife in the game–and when the Times, the BBC, CNN, and other media outlets covered the story, users all over the Internet called the banning censorship. Seeking a new virtual home, Ludlow moved the Herald to another virtual world–the powerful online environment of Second Life–just as it was about to explode onto the international mediascape and usher in the next iteration of the Internet.

In The Second Life Herald, Ludlow and his colleague Mark Wallace take us behind the scenes of the Herald as they report on the emergence of a fascinating universe of virtual spaces that will become the next generation of the World Wide Web: a 3-D environment that provides richer, more expressive interactions than the Web we know today. In 1992, science fiction writer Neal Stephenson imagined the “Metaverse,” a virtual space that we would enter via the Internet and in which we would conduct important parts of our daily lives. According to Ludlow and Wallace, that future is coming sooner than we think. They chronicle its chaotic, exhilarating, frightening birth, including the issue that the mainstream media often ignore: conflicts across the client-server divide over who should write the laws governing virtual worlds.
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_Niklas Luhmann____Znanost društva

[Politička kultura _2001]

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_Niklas Luhmann____The Reality of the Mass Media

[Stanford University Press_2000]

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_Peter Lunenfeld____The Digital Dialectic: New Essays on New Media (Leonardo Books)

[The MIT Press_2000]

By definition, the notion of the dialectic–that powerful philosophical tool for understanding the constant ebb and flow of argument, history, and reality itself–is hard to pin down. And so is The Digital Dialectic: New Essays on New Media, a smart collection of mostly academic essays, which aims to identify a dialectic at the heart of the digital technologies currently reshaping the way we see and know the world. Just what that dialectic might be varies from contributor to contributor–as does the quality of the essays, which originated as presentations at a 1995 conference–but Lunenfeld’s elegant running commentary does a nice job of teasing out their common concerns.
Grouped in sections with headings like “The Real and the Ideal,” “The Body and the Machine,” and “The Medium and the Message,” such sharp-eyed commentators as philosopher Michael Heim, literary critic N. Katherine Hayles, and new-media auteur Florian Brody grapple with the complicated give and take implied in those opposing terms. They use it to elucidate the pros and cons of cybernetics, Net porn, Neo-Luddism, hypertext, and a host of other ripe cybercultural phenomena. The parts of this book don’t necessarily add up to a coherent sum, but their shared commitment to living with the dialectic–i.e., to eschewing the one-sidedness of both utopian and dystopian visions of the digital–sets an invaluable tone. –Julian Dibbell

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_Julia Reinhard Lupton____Citizen-Saints : Shakespeare and Political Theology

[University Of Chicago Press_2005]

Turning to the potent idea of political theology to recover the strange mix of political and religious thinking during the Renaissance, this bracing study reveals in the works of Shakespeare and his sources the figure of the citizen-saint, who represents at once divine messenger and civil servant, both norm and exception. Embodied by such diverse personages as Antigone, Paul, Barabbas, Shylock, Othello, Caliban, Isabella, and Samson, the citizen-saint is a sacrificial figure: a model of moral and aesthetic extremity who inspires new regimes of citizenship with his or her death and martyrdom.

Among the many questions Julia Reinhard Lupton attempts to answer under the rubric of the citizen-saint are: how did states of emergency, acts of sovereign exception, and Messianic anticipations lead to new forms of religious and political law? What styles of universality were implied by the abject state of the pure creature, at sea in a creation abandoned by its creator? And how did circumcision operate as both a marker of ethnicity and a means of conversion and civic naturalization?

Written with clarity and grace, Citizen-Saints will be of enormous interest to students of English literature, religion, and early modern culture.