By Angel J. Gordo-Lopez, Ian Parker
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Such states escape or refuse the ideological consequences of that regime so that the technological order - which is, we have implied, still representative of a disciplinary modernity, whether it manifests itself as industrial or digital must continue to develop and refine techniques for the recuperation of the unruly psychological subject into a technological order, or a 'body-machine complex', as Seltzer (1998) has it. In contrast, apocalyptic millennia! accounts of the advent of 'posthumanity', represented here by Virilio, work within the binary structure of an ideological opposition between the human and the technological, where the ontological category of the human must be reasserted in the face of the threat arising from its own technoculture - thus Virilio's characteristic mourning of the demise of human agency and mobility quoted earlier.
Although the project of industrial technology in modernity was to domesticate an often intransigent human psyche to a productivist regime, these same technologies were being used to develop new forms of art and mass entertainment, photography and cinema being the most important. We have already touched on the avant-garde's ambivalent and metaphysical acceptance of technology, but it was in the field of mass entertainment that the impact of the new 'vision machines' was most keenly felt. Especially in the nascent form of cinema, the psychic potency of the technologically mediated illusion of reality could hardly be underestimated.
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Cyberpsychology by Angel J. Gordo-Lopez, Ian Parker