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Push Buttons

Push Buttons: Laurie Taylor explores pleasure, panic and the politics of pushing.

Push Buttons: Laurie Taylor explores the pleasure, panic and the politics of pushing. The touch of a finger can summon a taxi, turn on a TV, call for an elevator or 'like' a Facebook post. But are buttons simply neutral and natural mechanisms which ease our daily lives? He's joined by Rachel Plotnick, Assistant Professor of Cinema and Media Studies at Indiana University, Steven Connor, Professor of English at the University of Cambridge and Barbara Speed, Acting Managing Editor at the i newspaper. Revised repeat.

Producer: Jayne Egerton

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27 minutes

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Mon 27 Jul 2020 00:15

READING LIST

Rachel Plotnick, Push Button - A History of Pleasure, Panic, and The Politics of Pushing, (MIT Press, 2018)

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  • Wed 3 Oct 2018 16:00
  • Mon 8 Oct 2018 00:15
  • Wed 22 Jul 2020 16:00
  • Mon 27 Jul 2020 00:15

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