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What is media archaeology?

Author: Jussi Parikka
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; Malden, MA : Polity Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jussi Parikka
ISBN: 9780745650258 0745650252 9780745650265 0745650260
OCLC Number: 769419861
Description: viii, 205 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : Cartographies of the old and the new --
Media archaeology of the senses : audiovisual, affective, algorithmic --
Imaginary media : mapping weird objects --
Media theory and new materialism --
Mapping noise and accidents --
Archive dynamics : software culture and digital heritage --
Practising media archaeology : creative methodologies for remediation --
Conclusions : Media archaeology in digital culture.
Other Titles: What is media archeology?
Responsibility: Jussi Parikka.


* First single authored introduction to an emergent area of media studies. * Media Archaeology is a hot topic which is principally concerned with providing more of a historical view of new media  Read more...
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