Professor in Technological Culture & Aesthetics
Winchester School of Art
University of Southampton

“The Life of Dead Media”
FRIDAY, APRIL 7 • 8:45-10:00a

Jussi Parikka is interested in materiality of media culture, archaeologies of science, technology and art and questions of cultural theory. He work on and teaches topics such as e-waste, ecology and digital art and culture. Parikka has published widely on digital culture, media theory and visual culture. His work on media archaeology has gathered positive international attention and awards.

He is author of Digital Contagions: A Media Archaeology of Computer Viruses (2nd ed., 2016), A Geology of Media (Univ. of Minnesota Press, 2015), The Anthrobscene (Univ. of Minnesota Press, 2014), What is Media Archaeology? (Polity, 2012), and book chapters including “Planetary Goodbyes: Post-History and Future Memories of  an Ecological Past” (Memory in Motion, 2016). Parikka’s articles have been published in a range of leading journals from “The Sensed Smog: Smart Ubiquitous Cities and The Sensorial Body” (Fibreculture Journal, 2016), “Deep Times of Planetary Trouble” (Cultural Politics, 2016) and “The Container Principle: How a Box Changes the Way We Think” (Leonardo, 2015), to “Earth Forces: Contemporary Media Land Arts and New Materialist Aesthetics” (Cultural Studies Review, 2015) and “Mutating Media Ecologies” (Continent—Journal, 2015).

He is currently working on several projects, including on humanities labs with Lori Emerson (Boulder, Colorado) and Darren Wershler (Concordia). In 2015, e-flux magazine published an interview with Parikka on his work in media ecology and contemporary cultural theory: “Media Archaeology Out of Nature.” He is also Docent in Digital Culture Theory at University of Turku, Finland.