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Excavating Media: Devices, Processes, Apparatuses

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The Faculty of English

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An interdisciplinary conference addressing new approaches to media theory and history.



Media often escape articulation, even as they shape articulation itself. Today, we increasingly express ourselves through and within digital media, yet our critical vocabulary for these devices, their processes, and the apparatuses in which they are enmeshed, remains thin. Even as the study of media has become an increasingly prominent feature of the scholarly landscape in recent years, it remains a notoriously difficult field to define. This conference will bring together individuals from a variety of disciplines to discuss how we might enhance our articulations of media. We will explore the methodologies with which we might excavate past media forms and the knowledge they produce, as well as practices with which we might usefully juxtapose new and old media in order to reframe these technologies in the present.



Plenary addresses will be given by:

Jussi Parikka, Professor in Technological Culture & Aesthetics, Winchester School of Art

Bernhard Siegert, Gerd-Bucerius-Professor for History and Theory of Cultural Techniques and Director of IKKM, Bauhaus Universität Weimar



The conference will be held in the Faculty of English at the University of Cambridge. Lunch on the second day, and tea/coffee on each day, will be provided.

If you have any queries about the event, please email us at excavatingmedia@gmail.com or visit our website.



Please note that booking will end on Sunday, 25th June.



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