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Contributors/Issue 10: The Symptom

Dale Bradley is an Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Communications, Popular Culture, and Film at Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada.  His research interests include the discursive analysis of contemporary technoculture and the historical emergence of cybersociety. He can be reached at Sudeep Dasgupta is Assistant Professor in the Department of Media and […]

The Return of the Repressed: Cybersubjectivity in RoboCop

Issue 10: The Symptom (Spring 2006) Dale Bradley Paul Verhoeven’s 1987 film RoboCop presents us with a question about the possibility of an individual subject’s psyche surviving in the form of a cyborg. The ostensible answer is “yes”, but the cyborg’s (RoboCop) process of rediscovering of his/its previous psyche (Murphy, the human cop) reflexively interrogates […]

Multiple Symptoms and the Visible Real: Culture, Media, and the Displacements of Vision

Issue 10: The Symptom (Spring 2006) Sudeep Dasgupta The enigmatic character of culture resides in the latter’s inability to directly represent the social malaise of which it is the visible symptom. In psychoanalytic terms, the meaning of the symptom is not directly accessible on the surface, and the visual cannot guarantee an adequate decoding of […]