Please join us for Dr. Jussi Parikka’s video lecture entitled “What is Media Archaeology?” Because of the format, the talk will be somewhat shorter than usual and the Q&A somewhat longer.
Dr Jussi Parikka is media theorist, writer and Reader in Media & Design at Winchester School of Art (University of Southampton). Parikka has a PhD in Cultural History from the University of Turku, Finland and in addition, he is Adjunct Professor (“docent”) of Digital Culture Theory at the University of Turku, Finland. In addition, he is a Senior Fellow at the Winchester Centre for Global Futures in Art Design & Media.
Parikka’s books include Koneoppi, (2004, in Finnish) and Digital Contagions: A Media Archaeology of Computer Viruses is published by Peter Lang, New York, Digital Formations-series (2007). The recently published Insect Media: An Archaeology of Animals and Technology (2010) focuses on the media theoretical and historical interconnections of biology and technology and was published in the University of Minnesota Press Posthumanities-series. The co-edited collection The Spam Book: On Viruses, Porn, and Other Anomalies from the Dark Side of Digital Culture is published by Hampton Press, and Media Archaeology: Approaches, Applications, Implications came out with University of California Press (June 2011). In addition, the edited collection Medianatures: The Materiality of Information Technology and Electronic Waste is out in the new Living Books About Life-project (Open Humanities Press). His next book, What is Media Archaeology?, is forthcoming in Spring 2012 from Polity Press.
His articles have been published e.g. in Theory, Culture & Society, CTheory, Media History, Parallax, Postmodern Culture, Game Studies and Fibreculture, as well as in several Finnish journals and books. In addition to English and Finnish, his texts have been published in Portuguese, Polish, and Indonesian. Currently Parikka is interested in the concept of the aesthetico-technical.