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[Commlist] new issue of MAST Journal published: Media, Materiality, and Emergency

Mon Nov 16 18:19:37 GMT 2020

new issue of MAST Journal (Nov 2020): Media, Materiality, and Emergency

MAST is pleased to announce the release of a new issue: Media, Materiality, and Emergency (vol. 1, no. 2, November 2020) edited by Timothy Barker. The issue is free to download here: <>

List of contents:


Between Emergence and Emergencies: An Introduction to the Special Issue ‘Media, Materiality, and Emergency’

by Timothy Barker (University of Glasgow)


Contagions, Sleepwalkers, and the Nonconscious of Social Media: An Interview with Tony D. Sampson

by Jernej Markelj (Cardiff University)


The Unreal: Imaginaries of Techno-colonialism

by Gloria López-Cleries and Sive Hamilton Helle (University of Gothenburg)

Autoimmune: Media, Computation, and the AIDS Crisis

by Marcos Serafim (University of Arizona)

Descending Parnassus: The State of Material is in Play

by Jason E. Geistweidt (University at Buffalo)


Echoes in the Desert: Digging Out the Disappeared in the Digital Age

by Irina R. Troconis (Cornell University)

Mourning Absence: Place, Augmented Reality (AR), and Materiality in Border Memorial

by Alyssa Quintanilla (University of Pittsburgh)

Searching for a Remnant in Pixels and Static: The Fleeting Materiality of Plane Crashes

by Kathleen Williams (University of Tasmania)

Alpine Topographies of Loss: On the Media Temporality of Glaciers

by Dominik Schrey (University of Freiburg)

Catastrophe in a Bottle: Ellie Ga’s Medial Detritus of Drift

by Christian Whitworth (Stanford University)

Living in Emergency: The Response of New German Documentary Theater

by David Barry (Ithaca College)

COVID-19 and the UK Live Music Industry: A Crisis of Spatial Materiality

by Iain A. Taylor (Birmingham City University), Sarah Raine (Edinburgh Napier University) and Craig Hamilton (Birmingham City University)

teamLab Borderless: Bridging Borders in Simulated Ecologies

by Wendy Haslem (University of Melbourne)


Lac Bugs, Petrocapitalism, and Data: ‘Mediatic Musicology Without Music’

by Ryan Nolan (Aarhus University)

MAST <> is an online, open-access, and double-blind peer-reviewed journal, featuring interdisciplinary scholarship in the domain of media art study and theory. <>

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