What is Media Archaeology eBook ´ What is eBook

What is Media Archaeology eBook ´ What is eBook

What is Media Archaeology ❰Epub❯ ➜ What is Media Archaeology Author Jussi Parikka – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk 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 pas This cutting edge text offers an introduction to the emerging field of media archaeology and analyses the innovative theoretical and artistic What is eBook ☆ methodology used to excavate current media through its pastWritten 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.


7 thoughts on “What is Media Archaeology

  1. Mjhancock Mjhancock says:

    Call it a 35 Take this review with a grain of salt as I read the book in a scanning sort of mode to figure out what I needed for some research rather than reading it with a lot of pauses and scribbling which I think is the ideal way to read theory heavy stuff The book's kind of odd It's an overview of media archaeology but not uite an introduction to media archaeology if that makes any sense Its eight chapters explain what Parikka feels are the key issues and areas of media archaeology and it does at least touch on introducing these ideas to an unfamiliar audience but at the same time you're going to be much willing to follow along if you've got a firm grasp on the material already For myself I've read some Kittler and Zielinski and Focault's Archaeology of Knowledge with smatters of folk like Benjamin and Kirschenbaum which meant I already went in with a fair bit of media theory under my belt I imagine if you didn't bring those readings to the table you'd be a bit at sea or at least have to take the reading a little slower which may not be a bad thingAs I said the book is divided into seven chapters The first and last serve as introduction and conclusion and as such dive into what Parikka believes constitutes media archaeology and its relatiion to modernity cinema histories of the present and alternative histories; and where he'd like to see it go in the future from a consideration less of what it means and what it can do respectively The other chapters each delve into some aspect of media archaeology Chapter two considers what t means to move from an audiovisual emphasis towards affect and algorithm Chapter 3 is imaginary media which is media that's faded from contemporary view media that's impractical imagined media of past and future and nonhuman ephemeral media operating in ways literally beyond human comprehension Chapter 4 is where media fits with materialism which means in particular a big focus on Kittler and the specificity of media between 1800 and 1900 but also software and hardware studies and how they intersect with cultural materialities Chapter 5 is noise and accidents starting with noise as actual sound but branching out to a communication studies sense of it through disruption the significance of disruption and redundancy to media communication through the supernatural attributed to media through the archive And that's the segue to Chapter 6 which takes the archive from the original Foucault and Benjamin versions and extends them to digital archives in fact this is definitely the chapter that most directly addresses digital culture and what it means to create an archive of things that exist in ephemeral process than actual object Finally chapter seven is practicising media archaeology which is essentially the intersection between media archaeology and media art in engaging with historic themes invoking alternate histories art made from obsolescence constructed imaginary media drawing from the archive for historic means digging out the machine in short a practical run through of the previous chapters For a given definition of practical at leastThere are several observations that Parikka makes in the book that I've personally found useful The intro connects the steampunk movement to media archaeology though that's an icebreaker idea than something Parikka is seriously looking into And he has a critiue of Zielinski that's very apt if you have any idea who Zielinski is at any rate I'd say the book gave me a better sense of the picture of media archaeology in that I could probably give a better account of its major sub branches now than I could before see for evidence the prior two paragraphs But I think I might have missed some of the finer points due to unfamiliarity with the source material; in the seventh chapter in particular it's always hard to gauge someone else's account of an art installation Like I said it's an overview over an introduction


  2. Leif Leif says:

    A self proclaimed exercise in mapping a cartography than a history Parikka's map occupies itself with names and summaries than places peoples and histories I found his chapters helpful in understanding the range of interests and tools that media archaeologists adapt and adopt but found myself asking uestions that a introductory book might have perhaps schematically historically answered That said the richness on display makes a compelling case for adopting lines of media archaeological study across a variety of disciplines and interests while simultaneously acknowledging the field's rich creative perspective Not the book I was looking for but a book than worth reading – perhaps especially for readers interested in writers such as Walter Benjamin Michel Foucault Friedrich Kittler or N Katherine Hayles


  3. Riar Riar says:

    Parikka's What is Media Archaelogy? is a foundation to anyone who wants to swim around the theory—and somehow methodology—of media archeology However prior knowledge on media studies—I think—is necessary otherwise this book could be really confusing for people who are not familiar with the field and study 'Scientist artist or just informed users?' becomes an important uestion as media archeology proposed to open the black box of mediation and technology what are the role of these practicians in the circulation of universal knowledge? Could a DIY technologist somewhere in Jaya Plaza Bandung considered as media archeologist? I don't know Anyway What is Media Archeology? offers us a set of theory that encourage us to be always suspicious to the technological development from its technicality to material perspective through not only academic speculation but artistic practice as wellThe notion of 'planned obsolescence' poked in this book is interesting


  4. Aybike Aybike says:

    Kitabı ve tabii medya arkeolojisini tanıtıcı bilgiler içeren güzel bir Parikka söyleşisi


  5. Little Danny Little Danny says:

    I can't make heads of tales of half the claims in this ostensibly introductory text and while I take a large portion of blame for what little I took from the book I don't think it's inappropriate to suggest my bewilderment is due in part to Parikka's over reliance on post structuralistpostmodernpsychoanalytic jargon if I never see the words assemblage mapping threshold or any bit of borrowed mathematicalscientific technobabble again it will be too soon name dropping and obscure metaphorical rhetoric The introductory chapter is refreshingly lucid outlining some of the general themestheories underpinning the field or some general interests of media archaeologists in relatively accessible language By contrast the subseuent 180 or so pages are so densely packed with buzzwords and terse references to other author's lofty claims about this or that apparatus or bit of hardware often with little attendant exposition that by the time I'd finished I was left wondering if the book's title was purely rhetorical I managed to suss out about the history and practical application of media archaeology from a couple two page journal reviews of the text than from the text itselfNow I don't mean to write Parikka's work off completely It's not without merit The book reads as though it was meant for those already acuainted with the field of media archaeology or new medium theory and for those who've spent time in the burgeoning tradition I can see how this might be a useful launching point for further research; it seems as though each page has at least two references to some esoteric bauble or art piece or essay For those looking to get a feel for what media archaeology looks like either as a field of study or methodology I'd suggest to look elsewhere or read the introductory chapter perhaps skim the rest of the text and glean whatever else you can from reviews


  6. Tara Brabazon Tara Brabazon says:

    This is an amazing book Media archaeology is an incredibly important sub discipline of media studies Through the impact of digitization and the web 20 environment the past and past media can evaporate This book shows how we can study and remember media and study it with reflection and careI am so impressed There is attention on software culture and how the most useful software tends to 'disappear' The methods and theories introduced in this book enable us to understand the taken for granted and assumedTerrific This book is a discipline changer


  7. Ernesto Priani saiso Ernesto Priani saiso says:

    Es un amplio panorama introductorio de la arueología de los medios con dos capítulos iniciales muy interesantes en ue presenta la metodología y algunas hipótesis pero ue después se torna muy anecdótico en un esfuerzo por ofrecer un panorama muy amplio e incluyente


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