Phd in Visual and Media Studies, IULM University
Jussi Parikka (University of Southampton) 25 novembre ore 11.00 aula 133
Media Archaeology: From Theory to Practice, Archive to Lab
This talk will introduce media archaeology and address this set of concepts and methods as a “traveling discipline”. Media archaeology has not been institutionalized in any one particular department or discipline only, but has formed its dynamic set of approaches in between film and media, art and architectural studies, art and cultural history, with a good dose of cultural theoretical ideas that have connected it to the past years of discussions about temporality, materiality, and technology. This talk will give an insight into some of the dynamics of such theoretical approaches, but also remind that it is closely linked to contemporary (art and design) practices as well as institutional situations. Hence, the talk will also discuss briefly the question of spaces of media archaeology, namely some recent examples of media archaeology labs. The talk and the following discussion links to both the just released Italian translation Archeologia dei media (Carocci, 2019) and the forthcoming The Lab Book (University of Minnesota Press, 2020, written by Parikka, Emerson and Wershler).
Dr Jussi Parikka is Professor at University of Southampton, UK and Visiting Researcher at the Academy of Performing Arts, Prague, where he leads the project Operational Images (2019-2023). He is currently a visiting professor at University of Udine where he holds the chair of Media Archaeology. Parikka is the author of several books on media theory, environmental humanities and digital culture
LINK: Jussi Parikka