Date of Award

2016

First Advisor

Chris Coggins

Second Advisor

Jacob Fossum

Abstract

The physical media that are perceived and translated into knowledge by the human subject have natural fields of influence that far exceed the subject’s environment. This creates a context that exists beside and beyond the human realm of politics. Once this phenomenon is understood and its placement outside of politics is traced, it is universally referred to as evidence of an agreement for structural communication between subjects. In this way, political structures that have evolved to the present are based on a series of contradictions that rely on a process of power and action that separate the initial definition and the effect of its actualization via structure and technology. This process of separation and contradiction allows for powerful structures and political formations to enact their intentions through colonial and imperial methods of collecting and applying evidence from and to various structural or individual contexts, without breaking the logic of capitalism and the ability to act as a human subject.

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