INDEX
Acceleration. See Speed
Advertising: as branding, 178, 180, 182–83;
as gimmicks, 84, 174; as God, 179–80; as
subjectivity, 187–99
Aliens, 256, 259, 266, 318
Amnesia, 29, 95, 275, 328; erasure and, 24,
32, 58
Apocalypticism, 25, 42, 145, 215, 219,
302; fear and, 68; nuclear, 36; post-,
336; power of crowds and, 99. See also
Fatalism
Applewhite, Marshall, 299–300, 303,
315–18
Architecture: food and, 163; in Irvine,
10–11; surrealism and, 164–65
Benjamin, Walter, 212, 222 n. 19
Capitalism: as cultural process, 62, 234,
240–44, 249, 251; industrial science and,
24; as intensifying force, 110. See also New
Economy
Cell phones, 78–82, 84–85; discourses of,
101; as prosthesis, 82; subjectivity and, 81
Chance, 102 n. 31, 237–38, 240. See also
Contingency; Gambling; Investment;
Risk
Coalescence, 108–9, 117–19, 160; contin-
gent histories and, 70
Cold War, 53, 64, 108; memorialized in
landscape, 23–49
Collaborations, 60–62, 69–70
Commodity chains, 60–69
Communication: as linking worlds, 303; as
technology for producing futures, 77–80,
134, 301
Conspiracy: as fantasy, 176, 274; fatalism
and, 274; theories and theorists, 40–42,
257–59, 264–65
Consumption, 3–4; of commodities, 94; of
food, 155–57, 168; as style, 45
Contingency, 6, 107
Corporeality, 156, 207–13, 215–16; em-
bodied futures and, 205; rejection of,
210; rotting bodies in a ritzy suburb, 305;
technology and, 144
Crowding, 88–97
Dalí, Salvador, 156, 164–68, 169 n. 23
Decay, 156, 160, 168, 175, 326; machinic
progress vs., 205, 207–10; as ruin, 270;
in everyday, 326, 336. See also Waste
Deleuze, Gilles, 203–4
Derrida, Jacques, 97, 100 n. 1, 102 n. 31
Desert Modernism, 24
Dick, Phillip K., 15, 173–84; as prophet, 174
Diderot, Denis, 128–29, 133, 310
Emptiness: on Asian frontier, 205; future
as, 9; as future aesthetic in West, 13,
24, 68, 260, 269; as result of resource
extraction, 65
Enlightenment, 4–5, 109, 128–29, 133, 310
Erasure. See Amnesia; Memory
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