Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Media archaeological employment tip of the day

Here's the practical media archaeological advise of the day, from 1956 relating to automation and the changing landscape of labor: if you cannot beat them, join them.
(Popular Mechanics, 1956).

Saturday, 3 January 2015

The Anthrobscene

This blog was originally used as the work blog of material related to the What is Media Archaeology?-book project. However, I wanted to briefly post the link to the recently published The Anthrobscene-publication: a short-ebook that works as a single or a preview of the forthcoming A Geology of Media.

The Anthrobscene does touch on some media archaeological theory too. It starts from a reading of Zielinski's notion of deep time of the media and the geological concepts that Zielinski uses to outline his methodology. I however offer then an alternative deep time that goes into geological time scales and depths, which are not however removed from a critique of the contemporary notions of (im)materiality of media.