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  • Postscript: Miraculous Plastic’s Retrograde Sublime

    Carolyn L. Kane

    Chapter from the book: Kane, C. 2019. High-Tech Trash: Glitch, Noise, and Aesthetic Failure.


    The book’s conclusion turns to colored plastic. Considered an old media by twenty-first-century standards, plastic’s emergence as a miraculous techno-substance in the 1930s is juxtaposed with its current toxic ubiquity on the surface of the world’s earth and oceans, again, foregrounding our failure to adequately care for a substance after its fashionable debut as the latest new media.

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    Kane, C. 2019. Postscript: Miraculous Plastic’s Retrograde Sublime. In: Kane, C, High-Tech Trash. California: University of California Press. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1525/luminos.83.i

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    Published on Dec. 17, 2019