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Technologies for IntuitionCold War Circles and Telepathic Rays$
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Alaina Lemon

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780520294271

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520294271.001.0001

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Circles, Rays, Channels

Circles, Rays, Channels

(p.109) 4. Circles, Rays, Channels
Technologies for Intuition

Alaina Lemon

University of California Press

A credential is only as good as the social and political connections that bind and embed moments of its verification. Communicative contact alone cannot make a credential real and effective—or can it? When and how do people try to harness the forces of sensory contact (or allied forms of seemingly immaterial contact) to override official ways of reading people and their papers? When, instead, do some work to override the overrides and return to panoptic security? The divisions of communicative and sensory labor that go into producing working credentials are also at work in the production of phatic expertise—a form of expertise that itself has been repeatedly drawn into performances of and discourses for verification—and technologies for intuition—that produced the credential and the ID document in the first place.

Keywords:   phatic buffers, credentials, contact chains, excess channels, qualia of the gaze

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