Insect Media: An Archaeology of Animals and Technology

Insect Media: An Archaeology of Animals and Technology

by Jussi Parikka
     
 

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

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816667390
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
Publication date:
01/07/2011
Series:
Posthumanities
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Contents Acknowledgments Introduction: Insects in the Age of Technology
1. Nineteenth-Century Insect Technics: The Uncanny Affects of Insects
2. Genesis of Form: Insect Architecture and Swarms
3. Technics of Nature and Temporality: Von Uexküll's Ethology
4. Metamorphosis, Intensity, and Devouring Space: Elements for an Insect Game Theory Intermezzo
5. Animal Ensembles, Robotic Affects: Bees, Milieus, and Individuation
6. Biomorphs and Boids: Swarming Algorithms
7. Sexual Selection in the BioDigital: Teknolust and the Weird Life of SRAs Epilogue: Insect Media as an Art of Transmutation Notes Index

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