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Winchester Academic Dr Jussi Parikka Discusses His Research at Three Prestigious US Institutions

Published: 24 October 2013

Writer, media theorist and Reader in Media & Design at Winchester School of Art Dr Jussi Parikka recently gave three invited talks during a research trip to the USA.

Parikka, who has published widely on digital culture, archives and visual culture, gave his first paper at the New School, New York, the second at Duke University, North Carolina as the keynote of the recent Network_Ecologies Symposium and the third at Cornell University, an Ivy League institution situated in New York.

At the New School, Parikka gave a paper entitled Cultural Techniques of Media Archaeology: Not Only a German Affair . The paper explored European and American approaches to media archaeology and was part of a broader In Conversation event with the academic, which included a lively panel discussion with respondents.

The Network_Ecologies Symposium at Duke University brought together an interdisciplinary group of scholars to collectively and collaboratively discuss networks and network(ed) ecologies. Dr Parikka gave a keynote presentation entitled Bursts, Not Flows: Microtemporalities and Engineering Network Politics , evoking the notion of microtemporality to argue for “a different sort of temporality…one of meticulous microengineering of network temporalities, their bursting nature, a world of data queues and synchronization.”

Parikka’s third paper, entitled Geology Of Media: An Alternative Deep Time , was given at Cornell University. The academic’s visit was sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences; the Departments of Comparative Literature, English, German Studies, and Performing and Media Arts; and Cornell’s Society for the Humanities. The paper drew on his new research into media culture and e-waste, and featured also in his recent short text aimed at the broader public in The Atlantic .

Parikka holds a PhD in Cultural History from the University of Turku, Finland where he is Docent of Digital Culture Theory. In addition to his post at WSA he is an Honorary Visiting Fellow at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge. Parikka’s books include What is Media Archaeology? (Polity) and the award-winning Insect Media: An Archaeology of Animals and Technology (University of Minnesota Press). For more information on Dr Parikka’s work visit

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