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Archaeologies of Media and Technology Research group


AMT engages in both theoretical and practice-based projects that work with a range of cultural and art institutions. We also supervise PhD projects in our key areas including media theory, practice-led research, technology and art, media archaeology, and more. Below are some of our projects:

AMT: A User Manual

A manual-styled zine that is a practice-led investigation into what AMT does and how it fits with the legacy of critical technical practices and media theory. The DIY publication is design by Dr Jane Birkin and produced in summer 2017 with various contributions by scholars and artists. 

Archaeology of Fashion Film

Jussi Parikka is the Co-I in an AHRC funded project on the history and current forms of fashion film. Using media archaeological methods, the project looks at early 20th century forms of cinematic expression in the context of fashion as well as investigates current audiovisual developments in the genre.

Laboratories from the Cold War to the Humanities

Ryan Bishop and Jussi Parikka

Investigates contemporary practices in media and humanities labs and the Cold War legacy of art & technology institutions. See the What is a Media Lab? website for more info.

Remote Sensing and Robotics

Ryan Bishop and Jussi Parikka as part of The Consortium (Ben Bratton, Jordan Crandall, Ed Keller and McKenzie Wark)

A project of speculative design operative at micro and macro scales

transmediale Partnership

Ryan Bishop and Jussi Parikka lead the partnership with the art and digital culture festival transmediale (Berlin).

The multi-year continuing collaboration results in panels, workshops and other activities with artists, activists and scholars of digital culture. We participate annually in the festival and also throughout the year engage in planning, conversations and events. The project also produces research outputs such as the transmediale reader on post-digital culture, published by Sternberg Press in 2016.

Situations of Writing 

Sunil Manghani, Ryan Bishop and Alessandro Ludovico with Jane Birkin

Examines the role of studio-led publishing in the post-digital era – questions of post-digital publication, practice-based research for art and design scholars and critical engagement with writing in the contemporary moment

Internet of Cultural Things

Funded by the AHRC, co-I Jussi Parikka

A creative-practice led project that addresses the centrality of data as an infrastructure for cultural institutions. The project worked together with the British Library and also produced the Elastic System-art work by Richard Wright.  The funded part of the project finished in 2016,

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A selected list of publications by members of the AMT.

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The Staff, Students and outside Partners involved in the AMT Group.

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Find out more about the AMT's Engagement with other groups and organisations.

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