Archive for March, 2014

Archaeologies of Media and Film

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014


"Swamp TV" by James Good is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

“Swamp TV” by James Good is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2 .0

Archaeologies of Media and Film

Confirmed Keynotes: Thomas Elsaesser (Columbia), Jussi Parikka (Southampton)

3-5 September 2014, Bradford

An international conference on media archaeology organised and hosted by the University of Bradford and the National Media Museum.

The aim of this conference is to bring together researchers, archivists, curators and artists working in the field that has become known as “media archaeology”: an approach that examines or reconsiders historical media in order to illuminate, disrupt and challenge our understanding of the present and future.

We are particularly interested in what media museums and their archives can contribute to media archaeology.

Topics may include (but are not restricted to):

– theories of media archaeology
– media museums and media archives
– new film history and its impact on film studies
– radiophonics
– remediation
– photography and the archive
– archaeologies of recorded sound
– vintage computing
– software studies
– archaeology of computer and video games
– media ecology
– German media theory
– media art and archaeology
– variantology

The conference invites proposals for individual papers or panels; individual papers should be twenty minutes in length. Proposals of 300 – 500 words should be submitted on the conference website:

The deadline for proposals is 6 June 2014.

Stiegler and Technics

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

stiegler_and_technicsI have an essay in Stiegler and Technics, a new(ish) collection of essays on Stiegler’s work edited by Christina Howells and Gerald Moore.

My piece is about Stiegler’s critique of Boltanski and Chiapello’s The New Spirit of Capitalism and is called ‘Memories of Inauthenticity: Stiegler and the lost spirit of capitalism’.

You can find out more about the book at the Edinburgh University Press site.