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[ecrea] Issue Announcement: Intersectionalities and Media Archaeologies

Fri Oct 05 10:54:37 GMT 2018

/communication +1 /is proud to announce our latest issue:
*Intersectionalities and Media Archaeologies <>*
Edited by Zachary J. McDowell and Nathanael Bassett

The emerging field of media archaeology has opened up new avenues of research across fields and provided a way to challenge accepted historical layers of social and technical arrangements. Drawing from a variety of entangled theories and methodologies, bringing in German media theory, new materialism, digital humanities, software studies, cultural studies, Foucauldian frameworks, and others, media archaeology interrogates dead media, alternative technological schema, the composition of infrastructures, everyday objects, and other phenomena, providing new insights and recontextualization for scholars from an array of backgrounds. However, despite the interconnected promise of Media Archaeology, the practices and theories remain limited in their engagement with much of critical cultural communication and media studies.

In the introduction to “What is Media Archaeology,” Jussi Parikka notes that “we need to be prepared to refresh media archaeology itself.” This collection is meant to continue exactly that - to highlight and connect ways to theorize and “refresh” the concepts related to media archaeology in connection with the study of communication. We have gathered an array of intersectional engagements with and applications of media archaeological practices as they function theoretically, methodologically, spatially, institutionally, and in relation to the study of communication.

With this issue, the first of two in this collection, we hope to begin providing scholars a space in which to explore the promise of media archaeology as a critical set of lenses.

*Introduction: Currents in Communication and the Media Archaeological
Zachary McDowell and Nathanael Bassett

Constructing the invisible - Computer graphics and the end of Optical Media
Ricardo Cedeño Montaña and Christina Vagt

Sticky Media. Encounters with Oil through Imaginary Media Archaeology
Naomie Gramlich

In History, the Future: Determinism in the Early History of Photography in France
Emily Doucet

Cultural Techniques of Mirroring from Lecanomancy to Lacan
George C. Vollrath

 From Book To Bookish: Repurposing the Book in the Digital Era
Nicola Rodger

What is Feminist Media Archaeology?
Jörgen Skågeby and Lina Rahm

An (An)Archive of Communication: Interactive Toys as Interlocutors
Nikita Braguinski

*Dialogues: Dylan Trigg

/*communication +1*/ is a peer reviewed open access journal, part of Open Humanities Press <> and is indexed in the Directory of Open Access Journals <>.

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