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Digital memory and the archive

Author: Wolfgang Ernst; Jussi Parikka
Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©2013.
Series: Electronic mediations, v. 39.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
This book brings together essays that present Ernst’s controversial materialist approach to media theory and history. His insights are central to the emerging field of media archaeology, which uncovers the role of specific technologies and mechanisms, rather than content, in shaping contemporary culture and society.
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Wolfgang Ernst; Jussi Parikka
ISBN: 9780816677665 0816677662 9780816677672 0816677670
OCLC Number: 788269737
Description: 265 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Archival media theory: an introduction to Wolfgang Ernst's media archaeology / Jussi Parikka --
Media archeology as a transatlantic bridge --
pt. I. The media-archaeological method. Let there be irony: cultural history and media archaeology in parallel lines --
Media archaeography: method and machine versus the history and narrative of media --
pt. II. Temporality and the multimedial archive. Underway to the dual system: classical archives and digital memory --
Archives in transition: dynamic media memories --
Between real time and memory on demand: reflections on television --
Discontinuities: does the archive become metaphorical in multimedia space? --
pt. III. Microtemporal media. Telling versus counting: a media-archaeological point of view --
Distory: one hundred years of electron tubes, media-archaeologically interpreted, vis-à-vis one hundred years of radio --
Toward a media archaeology of sonic articulations --
Experimenting with media temporality: Pythagoras, Hertz, Turing --
Appendix. Archive rumblings: an interview with Wolfgang Ernst / Geert Lovink.
Series Title: Electronic mediations, v. 39.
Responsibility: Wolfgang Ernst ; edited and with an introduction by Jussi Parikka.

Abstract:

This book brings together essays that present Ernst’s controversial materialist approach to media theory and history. His insights are central to the emerging field of media archaeology, which uncovers the role of specific technologies and mechanisms, rather than content, in shaping contemporary culture and society.

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