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About the Author
Annika Richterich is an assistant professor in digital culture at Maastricht University. Her research focuses on practices of collaboration, learning, and innovation in hacking communities.
Pablo Abend is a postdoctoral reseacher in the project "Modding and Editor-Games" at the University of Cologne. His research interests include game studies, geomedia, and participatory media cultures.
Mathias Fuchs is professor of art and civic media and director of the Gamification Lab at Leuphana University, Lüneburg. He is a pioneer in the field of game art and is a leading scholar in game studies.
Karin Wenz is assistant professor of media culture at Maastricht University and director of studies of the MA in Media Culture. Her research fields are digital media, media aesthetics, digital games, hacking and making communities.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Digital Materialism Ramón Reichert Annika Richterich 5
I Software/Code Studies and Digital Material
Unearthing Techno-Ecology: On the Possibility of a Technical Media Philosophy of Ecology Tim Barker Conor McKeown 21
Reciprocal Materiality and the Body of Code: A Close Reading of the American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII) Till A. Heilmann 39
II The Material of the Digital and Emerging Practices
Swipe to Unlock: How the Materiality of the Touchscreen Frames Media Use and Corresponding Perceptions of Media Content Stefan Werning 55
Towards an Integrated Theory of the Cyber-Urban: Digital Materiality and Networked Media at Multiple Scales Laura Forlano 73
III Methodological and Conceptual Reflections
Technological Materiality and Assumptions About 'Active' Human Agency Grant Bollmer 95
Interpreting an Improper Materialism: On Aesthesis, Synesthesia and the Digital Ashley Scarlett 111
Towards a Relational Materialism: A Reflection on Language, Relations and the Digital Yuk Hui 131
IV Entering the Field
Signs o' the Times: The Software of Philology and a Philology of Software Moritz Hitter 151
From Her (2013) to Viv the Global Brain: Becoming Material, Unfolding Experience through Radical Empiricism and Process Philosophy Evelyn Wan 165
Material Agency in User-Centred Design Practices: High School Students Improvising (with) Smart Sensor Prototypes Sabrina Sauer 187
V In Conversation with
A Geology of Media and a New Materialism Jussi Parikka in Conversation Annika Richterich 213
Information Politics Tim Jordan in Conversation Karin Wenz 227
Biographical Notes 239