This special issue of Anglistica aims at highlighting the blind spots between digital media properties and the questions posed by post-colonial subjects. Drawing on fields of inquiry as diverse as television and radio, cinema and cyberspace, new materialism and xenogenesis, the contributions help outline a composite theoretical framework trying to interrogate postcolonial ontologies and economies with regard to processes of inclusion/exclusion, the creation of borders, gendered and racial performance in a globalized world.

   The contributors are mostly former doctoral students from the PhD program in Cultural and Postcolonial Studies at L'Orientale, and the Media and Communication department at Goldsmiths College, London, which makes this issue the result of an especially fruitful exchange between the two groups.

The Veil

The Veil

Le Cri

Le Cri



La calavera Catrina

La calavera Catrina

A double blind peer-reviewed journal, published twice a year by Università degli studi di Napoli “L’Orientale”'
Inflections of Technoculture.
Biodigital Media, Postcolonial Theory and Feminism
Vol. 18, n. 2 (2014)
Editors: Iain Chambers and Tiziana Terranova

Table of Contents



Beatrice Ferrara

"A Mirror Permutation of the Nation": Technology and the Cultural Politics of Race in DJ Spooky's Re-Birth of a Nation

Iain Chambers and Tiziana Terranova

'Introduction': Inflections of Technoculture: Biodigital Media, Postcolonial Theory and Feminism



Michaela Quadraro

Ghosting the Postcolonial Archive: Digital Technologies and Diasporic Visualities in Contemporary Black British Art

Stamatia Portanova

A Postcolonial Cybersemiotics: Tradition and Modernity in Shobana Jeyasingh's Chaosmopolitan Choreographies

Annalisa Piccirillo

A Mediterranean Matri-Archive: Choreographic Fragments of Emerging Corporealities

Roberto Terracciano

 Coded Borderscapes: Locative Media, Memory, and Migration in ManifestAR's Border Memorial


Roberta Colavecchio

Eco-Art Machines: A Chaosmotic Perspective on Postcolonial Capitalism

Ebru Yetiskin

Paratactic Media in Social Networks: Emerging Forms of Resistance to Algorithmic Power in Artistic Practice 

Viola Sarnelli 

Al Jazeera's The Stream: Digital and Diasporic Geographies Beyond the West


Dialogue Debate Dissent

Oana Parvan

 Beyond the 'Arab Spring': New Media, Art, and Counter-Information in Post-Revolutionary North Africa


Giuseppe De Riso

 Gaming Gender: Virtual Embodiment as a Synaesthetic Experience


Federica Caporaso

 Alien Evolution(s): Race, Cyber-Sex and Genetic Engineering in Octavia Butler's Xenogenesis Trilogy


Stamatia Portanova

Postcolonial Epistemodiversity: Reading Laura U. Marks' Enfoldment and Infinity against the Geopolitics of New Media

Tiziana Terranova

The (European) Posthuman Predicament: Rosi Braidotti's The Posthuman

Books Received

Abstracts and Notes on Contributors