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Systematic Review
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Divergent Histories, Dissonant Wars
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Magic
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With the IMPAKT Channel, IMPAKT opens its extensive archive of video art to audiences around the globe. Curated programmes created around urgent themes offer works by renowned artists from the earliest days of film and video up to the current day.

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Stardom

The star system was the method of creating, promoting and exploiting stars in Hollywood films. Movie studios would select promising actors and glamorize and create personas for them, putting an emphasis on the image rather than the acting.

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I Shop Therefore I Am

In the 1920s Edward Bernays wondered how he could remove the negative connotations associated with the concept of propaganda, and deploy it in times of peace. In search for an answer, he turned to his uncle Sigmund Freud’s philosophy – of humans being driven by their subconscious desires. Bernays introduced his new concept of ‘public relations’ to American corporations which could use it to make people want things they didn’t need, by linking mass-produced goods to their unconscious desires.

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Arteries of Asphalt, Veins of Steel

In the mid-1960s, as the automobile began to reshape European infrastructure on an unprecedented scale. The Swedish Geographer Torsten Hägerstrand first described practical distance as a function of the time it takes to get from A to B, including additional constraints such as the cost and ease of travel.

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Systematic Review

A valuable trait of the human species is our ability to collect, systematize, constantly upgrade and distribute information for the purpose of creating knowledge. One manifestation of this ability is the development of science.

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Lamina of the Land

Passing through space, transportational infrastructure crosses landscapes without seeming to interact with them.

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