ATMs, Teleprompters and Photobooths: A Short History of Neoliberal Optics

  title={ATMs, Teleprompters and Photobooths: A Short History of Neoliberal Optics},
  author={Mark J. Hayward},
  journal={new formations: a journal of culture/theory/politics},
  pages={194 - 208}
This essay investigates three devices that were widely used beginning mid-twentieth century to explore the concept of ‘neoliberal optics’. Through a discussion of the development of the teleprompter, self-portraiture in photobooths and automated teller machines (ATM), this paper outlines the role that optical technologies played in the development of forms of embodiment and selfhood the define neoliberal culture. This essay argues that, while the emergence of these optical technologies antedate… CONTINUE READING

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