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Lecture: Jussi Parikka on Media Archaeology

JUSSI PARIKKA is the director of the Cultures of the Digital Economy (CoDE) institute. His lecture Practicing Media Archaeology: Creative Methodologies for Remediation and Creation focuses on some ideas and examples from media archaeological art practice.

By visiting projects by prominent artists from Zoe Beloff to Paul Demarinis, as well as some more recent names, he aims to elaborate some ideas of how such media archaeological art is able to address questions of the “material”, temporality and nature. As such, the projects are themselves excellent articulations of some of the challenges media archaeology faces in terms of developing itself as an innovative approach to digital culture – practically and theoretically.

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The lecture (60 mins) is followed by a Q&A. You find the lecture embedded below or by following this YouTube link.

Jussi Parikka is Reader in Media Theory at Anglia Ruskin University (Cambridge, UK) and Director of the Cultures of the Digital Economy (CoDE) institute.

His books include:

Digital Contagions: A Media Archaeology of Computer Viruses (2007)
Insect Media: An Archaeology of Animals and Technology (2010)

Parikka also has co-edited volumes such as: The Spam Book: On Viruses, Porn and Other Anomalies from the Dark Side of Digital Culture (2009) and Media Archaeology (2011).

He is currently writing a new book on the theory and methodology of media archaeology (forthcoming 2012) as well as editing a collections of writings of the German media theorist Wolfgang Ernst. From June 2011 onwards he is taking up a new role as Reader in Media & Design at the Winchester School of Art (University of Southampton).

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