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Materiality and Media in Communication and Technology Studies: An Unfinished Project

Leah A. Lievrouw

in Media Technologies: Essays on Communication, Materiality, and Society

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780262525374
eISBN:
9780262319461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262525374.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

A newly materialist approach to the study of media technologies is emerging in several fields, including cultural studies, digital humanities, and science and technology studies (STS). Yet most ... More


Digital Care, Curation, and Curriculum: On Applied Media Theory

Marcel O’Gorman

in Necromedia

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816695706
eISBN:
9781452950662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816695706.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter outlines the author’s concept of “applied media theory,” which is a method of humanities research rooted in the research/creation practices typical of professional artists. Applied media ... More


Crossing-Over of Art History and Media History in the Times of the Early Internet—with Special Regard to THE THING NYC

Susanne Gerber

in Social Media Archeology and Poetics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034654
eISBN:
9780262336871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034654.003.0022
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

In the early Internet, art history crossed the path of media history and both disciplines conveyed characteristics of each other. Net (based) art did not regain the utopian potential of art, but its ... More


Roach Lab

Marcel O’Gorman

in Necromedia

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816695706
eISBN:
9781452950662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816695706.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

Roach Lab, a grad student project created in the Critical Media Lab, provides yet another example of applied media theory as discussed in the previous chapter and exemplified in every other chapter ... More


Necromedia

Marcel O'Gorman

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816695706
eISBN:
9781452950662
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816695706.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

In Necromedia, media activist Marcel O’Gorman takes aim at “the collusion of death and technology,” drawing on a broad arsenal that ranges from posthumanist philosophy and social psychology to ... More


MOOs and Participatory Media

Dene Grigar

in Social Media Archeology and Poetics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034654
eISBN:
9780262336871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034654.003.0016
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This essay revisits the online defense that took place in LinguaMOO in July 1995, tying it to theories and current practice of social media. In doing so, it situates MOOs in a historical, cultural ... More


Necromedia Theory and Posthumanism

Marcel O’Gorman

in Necromedia

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816695706
eISBN:
9781452950662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816695706.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

The first chapter introduces the reader to the work of Ernest Becker and outlines his theories of death denial and “cultural hero systems.” These concepts are integrated into an existentialist ... More


Dreadmill

Marcel O’Gorman

in Necromedia

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816695706
eISBN:
9781452950662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816695706.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

From 2004-2006, the author toured North America by lecturing while running a hacked treadmill hardwired to a computer. In lectures of 5-7 kilometers, the author ran through various theories about ... More


Angels in Digital Armor: Technoculture, Terror Management, and the Antihero

Marcel O’Gorman

in Necromedia

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816695706
eISBN:
9781452950662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816695706.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This essay looks at our contemporary technocultural hero system, and discusses how it can lead to the behaviors exhibited by school shooters such as Klebold and Harris, Kimveer Gill, Sebastian Bosse, ... More


Introduction

Marcel O’Gorman

in Necromedia

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816695706
eISBN:
9781452950662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816695706.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This introductory essay begins with an anecdote about fishing, in which the author demonstrates his tortured ambivalence toward posthumanist philosophy. The chapter justifies the unusual arrangement ... More


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