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[ecrea] New publication: A Geology of Media

Thu Apr 09 05:34:44 GMT 2015

*A sweeping new ecological take on technology*

By Jussi Parikka
University of Minnesota Press l 224 pages l April 2015
ISBN 978-0-8166-9552-2 | paperback | $24.95
ISBN 978-0-8166-9551-5 | hard cover | $87.50
Electronic Mediations, Volume 46

Media history is millions, even billions, of years old.  That is the
premise of Jussi Parikka's pioneering and provocative book, /A Geology
of Media/, which argues that to adequately understand contemporary media
culture we must set out from material realities that precede media
themselves - Earth's history, geological formations, minerals, and energy.

"Jussi Parikka's /A Geology of Media /really expands what media theory
can do.  The materiality of media is no longer restricted to questions
of economies of technics but extends all the way to its molecular
composition.  It connects the fast calculations of digital time to the
deepest of temporalities, that of the earth itself.  An essential
contribution to a media theory for the Anthropocene." *—McKenzie Wark**,
*author of /Molecular Red/

*Jussi Parikka* is professor in technological culture and aesthetics at
Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton.  He is the author
of/ Insect Media/ (Minnesota, 2010), /Digital Contagions/, and /What is
Media Archaeology?/

For more information, including the table of contents, visit the book's

*For review copies or author interview requests, contact:*
Heather Skinner, Publicist
University of Minnesota Press
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