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  1. says:

    Call it a 3.5 Take this review with a grain of salt, as I read the book in a scanning sort of mode to figure out what I needed for some research, rather than reading it with a lot of pauses and scribbling, which I think is the ideal way to read theory heavy stuff The book s kind of odd It s an overview of media archaeology, but not quite an introduction to media archaeology, if that makes any sense Its eight chapters explain what Parikka feels are the key issues and areas of media archaeo Call it a 3.5 Take this review with a grain of salt, as I read the book in a scanning sort of mode to figure out what I needed for some research, rather than reading it with a lot of pauses and scribbling, which I think is the ideal way to read theory heavy stuff The book s kind of odd It s an overview of media archaeology, but not quite an introduction to media archaeology, if that makes any sense Its eight chapters explain what Parikka feels are the key issues and areas of media archaeology, and it does at least touch on introducing these ideas to an unfamiliar audience, but at the same time, you re going to be muchwilling to follow along if you ve got a firm grasp on the material already For myself, I ve read some Kittler and Zielinski, and Focault s Archaeology of Knowledge, with smatters of folk like Benjamin and Kirschenbaum, which meant I already went in with a fair bit of media theory under my belt I imagine if you didn t bring those readings to the table, you d be a bitat sea, or at least have to take the reading a little slower which may not be a bad thing.As I said, the book is divided into seven chapters The first and last serve as introduction and conclusion, and as such dive into what Parikka believes constitutes media archaeology, and its relatiion to modernity, cinema, histories of the present, and alternative histories and where he d like to see it go in the future, from a consideration less of what it means, andwhat it can do, respectively The other chapters each delve into some aspect of media archaeology Chapter two considers what t means to move from an audiovisual emphasis towards affect and algorithm Chapter 3 is imaginary media, which is media that s faded from contemporary view, media that s impractical, imagined media of past and future, and nonhuman, ephemeral media, operating in ways literally beyond human comprehension Chapter 4 is where media fits with materialism, which means in particular a big focus on Kittler and the specificity of media between 1800 and 1900, but also software and hardware studies, and how they intersect with cultural materialities Chapter 5 is noise and accidents, starting with noise as actual sound, but branching out to acommunication studies sense of it, through disruption, the significance of disruption and redundancy to media communication, through the supernatural attributed to media, through the archive And that s the segue to Chapter 6, which takes the archive from the original Foucault and Benjamin versions and extends them to digital archives in fact, this is definitely the chapter that most directly addresses digital culture, and what it means to create an archive of things that existin ephemeral process than actual object Finally, chapter seven is practicising media archaeology, which is essentially the intersection between media archaeology and media art, in engaging with historic themes, invoking alternate histories, art made from obsolescence, constructed imaginary media, drawing from the archive for historic means, digging out the machine in short, a practical run through of the previous chapters For a given definition of practical at least There are several observations that Parikka makes in the book that I ve personally found useful The intro connects the steampunk movement to media archaeology, though that san icebreaker idea than something Parikka is seriously looking into And he has a critique of Zielinski that s very apt if you have any idea who Zielinski is, at any rate I d say the book gave me a better sense of the picture of media archaeology, in that I could probably give a better account of its major sub branches now than I could before see for evidence the prior two paragraphs But I think I might have missed some of the finer points due to unfamiliarity with the source material in the seventh chapter in particular, it s always hard to gauge someone else s account of an art installation Like I said, it s an overview, over an introduction


  2. says:

    A self proclaimed exercise in mapping, a cartographythan a history, Parikka s map occupies itself with names and summariesthan places, peoples, and histories I found his chapters helpful in understanding the range of interests and tools that media archaeologists adapt and adopt, but found myself asking questions that aintroductory book might have perhapsschematically, historically answered That said, the richness on display makes a compelling case for adopting lines A self proclaimed exercise in mapping, a cartographythan a history, Parikka s map occupies itself with names and summariesthan places, peoples, and histories I found his chapters helpful in understanding the range of interests and tools that media archaeologists adapt and adopt, but found myself asking questions that aintroductory book might have perhapsschematically, historically answered That said, the richness on display makes a compelling case for adopting lines of media archaeological study across a variety of disciplines and interests, while simultaneously acknowledging the field s rich creative perspective Not the book I was looking for, but a bookthan worth reading perhaps especially for readers interested in writers such as Walter Benjamin, Michel Foucault, Friedrich Kittler or N Katherine Hayles


  3. says:

    Parikka s What is Media Archaelogy is a foundation to anyone who wants to swim around the theory and somehow methodology of media archeology However, prior knowledge on media studies I think is necessary, otherwise this book could be really confusing for people who are not familiar with the field and study Scientist artist, or just informed users becomes an important question as media archeology proposed to open the black box of mediation and technology, what are the role of these practici Parikka s What is Media Archaelogy is a foundation to anyone who wants to swim around the theory and somehow methodology of media archeology However, prior knowledge on media studies I think is necessary, otherwise this book could be really confusing for people who are not familiar with the field and study Scientist artist, or just informed users becomes an important question as media archeology proposed to open the black box of mediation and technology, what are the role of these practicians in the circulation of universal knowledge Could a DIY technologist somewhere in Jaya Plaza Bandung considered as media archeologist I don t know Anyway, What is Media Archeology offers us a set of theory that encourage us to be always suspicious to the technological development from its technicality to material perspective through not only academic speculation but artistic practice as well.The notion of planned obsolescence poked in this book is interesting


  4. says:

    Kitab ve tabii medya arkeolojisini tan t c bilgiler i eren, g zel bir Parikka s yle isi Kitab ve tabii medya arkeolojisini tan t c bilgiler i eren, g zel bir Parikka s yle isi


  5. says:

    I can t make heads of tales of half the claims in this ostensibly introductory text, and while I take a large portion of blame for what little I took from the book, I don t think it s inappropriate to suggest my bewilderment is due in part to Parikka s over reliance on post structuralist postmodern psychoanalytic jargon if I never see the words assemblage, mapping, threshold, or any bit of borrowed mathematical scientific technobabble again, it will be too soon , name dropping, and obscur I can t make heads of tales of half the claims in this ostensibly introductory text, and while I take a large portion of blame for what little I took from the book, I don t think it s inappropriate to suggest my bewilderment is due in part to Parikka s over reliance on post structuralist postmodern psychoanalytic jargon if I never see the words assemblage, mapping, threshold, or any bit of borrowed mathematical scientific technobabble again, it will be too soon , name dropping, and obscure metaphorical rhetoric The introductory chapter is refreshingly lucid, outlining some of the general themes theories underpinning the field or some general interests of media archaeologists in relatively accessible language By contrast, the subsequent 180 or so pages are so densely packed with buzzwords and terse references to other author s lofty claims about this or that apparatus or bit of hardware often with little attendant exposition , that by the time I d finished I was left wondering if the book s title was purely rhetorical I managed to suss outabout the history and practical application of media archaeology from a couple two page journal reviews of the text than from the text itself.Now I don t mean to write Parikka s work off completely It s not without merit The book reads as though it was meant for those already acquainted with the field of media archaeology or new medium theory , and for those who ve spent time in the burgeoning tradition, I can see how this might be a useful launching point for further research it seems as though each page has at least two references to some esoteric bauble or art piece or essay For those looking to get a feel for what media archaeology looks like either as a field of study or methodology, I d suggest to look elsewhere or read the introductory chapter, perhaps skim the rest of the text, and glean whatever else you can from reviews


  6. says:

    This is an amazing book Media archaeology is an incredibly important sub discipline of media studies Through the impact of digitization and the web 2.0 environment, the past and past media can evaporate This book shows how we can study and remember media and study it with reflection and care.I am so impressed There is attention on software culture and how the most useful software tends to disappear The methods and theories introduced in this book enable us to understand the taken for This is an amazing book Media archaeology is an incredibly important sub discipline of media studies Through the impact of digitization and the web 2.0 environment, the past and past media can evaporate This book shows how we can study and remember media and study it with reflection and care.I am so impressed There is attention on software culture and how the most useful software tends to disappear The methods and theories introduced in this book enable us to understand the taken for granted and assumed.Terrific This book is a discipline changer


  7. says:

    Es un amplio panorama introductorio de la arqueolog a de los medios, con dos cap tulos iniciales muy interesantes, en que presenta la metodolog a y algunas hip tesis, pero que despu s se torna muy anecd tico en un esfuerzo por ofrecer un panorama muy amplio e incluyente,


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What is Media Archaeology 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 PastWritten With A Steampunk Attitude, What Is Media Archaeologyexamines The Theoretical Challenges Of Studying Digital Culture And Memory And Opens Up The Sedimented Layers Of Contemporary Media Culture The Author Contextualizes Media Archaeology In Relation To Other Key Media Studies Debates Including Software Studies, German Media Theory, Imaginary Media Research, New Materialism And Digital Humanities What Is Media Archaeologyadvances An Innovative Theoretical Position While Also Presenting An Engaging And Accessible Overview For Students Of Media, Film And Cultural Studies It Will Be Essential Reading For Anyone Interested In The Interdisciplinary Ties Between Art, Technology And Media