What is Media Archaeology?

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Polity, 2012 M06 11 - 205 páginas
This cutting-edge text offers an introduction to the emerging field of media archaeology and analyses the innovative theoretical and artistic methodology used to excavate current media through its past.

Written with a steampunk attitude, What is Media Archaeology? examines the theoretical challenges of studying digital culture and memory and opens up the sedimented layers of contemporary media culture. The author contextualizes media archaeology in relation to other key media studies debates including software studies, German media theory, imaginary media research, new materialism and digital humanities.

What is Media Archaeology? advances an innovative theoretical position while also presenting an engaging and accessible overview for students of media, film and cultural studies. It will be essential reading for anyone interested in the interdisciplinary ties between art, technology and media.

 

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Introduction Cartographies of the Old and the New
1
Media Archaeology of the Senses Audiovisual Affective Algorithmic
19
Imaginary Media Mapping Weird Objects
41
Media Theory and New Materialism
63
Mapping Noise and Accidents
90
Archive Dynamics Software Culture and Digital Heritage
113
Practising Media Archaeology Creative Methodologies for Remediation
136
Conclusions Media Archaeology in Digital Culture
159
Notes
168
Bibliography
181
Index
197
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Jussi Parikka is Professor in Technological Culture & Aesthetics at the Winchester School of Art (University of Southampton).

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