Insect Media: An Archaeology of Animals and Technology

Insect Media: An Archaeology of Animals and Technology

by Jussi Parikka
     
 

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Uncovering the insect logic that informs contemporary media technologies and the network society.See more details below

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Uncovering the insect logic that informs contemporary media technologies and the network society.

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"With Insect Media Jussi Parikka offers a theory of media that challenges our traditional views of the natural and the artificial. Parikka not only understands insects through the lens of media and mediation, he also unearths an insect logic at the heart of our contemporary fascination with networks, swarming, and intelligent agents. Such a project requires the ability to interweave cultural theory with a deep understanding of the sciences—something for which Parikka is well-suited. Most importantly, Insect Media reminds us of the non-human aspect of media, communication, intelligence. Insect Media is a book that is sure to create a buzz." —Eugene Thacker, author of After Life

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781452914688
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
Publication date:
12/20/2010
Series:
Posthumanities , #11
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
1,141,720
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author


Jussi Parikka is reader in media theory and history at Anglia Ruskin University and the director of the Cultures of the Digital Economy (CoDE) research institute. He is the author of Digital Contagions: A Media Archaeology of Computer Viruses.

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