Erkki Huhtamo, media historian and pioneering media archaeologist, is Professor in the Department of Design Media Arts at the University of California, Los. Visit ‘s Erkki Huhtamo Page and shop for all Erkki Huhtamo books. Check out pictures, bibliography, and biography of Erkki Huhtamo. Erkki Huhtamo, author and Professor of Media History and Theory at UCLA was keynote speaker at Scandinavia House, NYC which launched Streaming.

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Sit back, relax and enjoy! Wrkki Archeological Approach in Media Art,” a growing number of artists who are aware of media archaeology get inspiration from its findings and are contributing their own creations and discoveries. I hope that the readers of Illusions in Motion will find the results both challenging and inspiring. Allen, Rebecca and Erkki Huhtamo.

Toward an Archaeology of Domestic Video Gaming. Mechanization was erkii as a depersonalized force that infiltrated Western societies down to the minutest details of everyday life. It is also important to acknowledge work that has not defined itself as “media archaeology” but nevertheless has shared similar interests and goals.

On the basis of their discoveries, media archaeologists have begun to construct alternate histories of suppressed, neglected, and forgotten media that do not point teleologically to the present media-cultural condition as their “perfection. I moved to California in and at present have no plans to return where I came from.

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Media Archaeology as Topos Study. Media archaeology may-and perhaps it should-develop into a “traveling discipline,” to refer to an idea proposed by Mieke Bal. As the title of the book reveals, his “archaeology of audiovisuality” was occupied with both visual and auditory media of the past.

NTT Publishing, and the latter “Elementi di schermologia. Huhtamo has co-curated a series of retrospective exhibitions dedicated to first rank media artists of international renown. It could be claimed that media archaeology is huhtqmo historicist in its essence, but this would be too gross a generalization. Help us improve our Author Pages by updating your bibliography and submitting a new or current image and biography. I huhtajo them in my research and teaching, and also to illustrate my books, as you can easily see from the pages of Illusions in Motion.

Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Please try your request again later. As Huhtamo had already pointed out in in his essay “Time Machines in the Gallery: Although Sconce defined his work as “a cultural history of electronic presence,” his concern with the electronic presence as a changing social construct, as well as his analysis of the continuities and uuhtamo manifested by the “familiar stories that appear in new incarnations with the huhtami of each new medium,” was clearly media-archaeological.


Huhtamo has given magic lantern shows using nineteenth-century magic lanterns and slides from his own collection. Working against the tidal wave of Geistesgeschichte, Benjamin refused to group the massive evidence he had gathered under any single symbol deemed characteristic of the era.

From Dole to the Pole”. One of its guiding lines is the combination of topos theory with erkmi archaeology. Zielinski’s pleas for openness, curiosity, and “traffic” between disciplines are commendable, but his apparent resistance to systematization and theorization runs the risk of atomism.

Beside researching, teaching, and crisscrossing the world, I enjoy cycling, running, swimming, and growing, roasting, grinding and drinking my own coffee in LA – something I could not even dream about doing in Finland! How does one avoid reducing all other media to a footnote to the history of the moving image?

Only 6 left in stock more on the way. The materiality and the processual nature of his discourse was further emphasized in the collagelike books The Medium Is the Massage, War and Peace in the Global Village, and Counterblast that he produced with the graphic designer Quentin Fiore following the international success of Understanding Media: Aarhus University Press, Zielinski’s position was influenced by his role as the founding director and later rector of the Academy of Arts and the Media in Cologne, which gave him an opportunity to build connections between media studies and experimental media practices.

Introduction An Archaeology of Media Archaeology Erkki Huhtamo and Jussi Parikka The advent of “new media” in common parlance, a loose conglomeration of phenomena such as the Internet, digital television, interactive multimedia, virtual reality, mobile communication, and video gameshuntamo challenged many scholars to investigate the media culture of late modernity.

Learn more at Author Central. It excavates forgotten, neglected and suppressed media-cultural phenomena, helping us to penetrate beyond canonized “grand narratives” of media culture. Marshall McLuhan introduced a new approach, new combinations, erkku new themes to the study of media. One should not forget Bernhard Siegert’s studies on the postal system, Wolfgang Ernst’s research on the archaeology of technical media and of archives, Claus Pias’s studies on the historic constellations of computer games, or Jussi Parikka’s archaeologies of computer viruses and “insect hhuhtamo let alone scholarly works that can be identified as “media-archaeological” even though they never identifies themselves as such.


A short excerpt of a 19th century miniature moving panorama entitled “World’s Fair – “. English Choose a language for shopping.

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Approaches, Applications, and Implications ed. In The Gutenberg Galaxy McLuhan’s vision came to embrace the history of media in a more rigorous sense as he traced the dynamics between orality, the Gutenbergian printing revolution, and the new orality represented by televisual media. The need for contextualization and intermediality was expressed well by Thomas Elsaesser in an article entitled “The New Film History as Media Archaeology”: The erkkj of “hard” technology are considered secondary to immaterial forces that differentiate and mediate their uses.

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In The Virtual Window she pushed her analysis back by hundreds of years, further estranging it from the cinema studies paradigm. Malraux discussed the ways in which mechanical reproduction, in particular photography, was changing our understanding of images and visual culture in general without referring to Benjamin’s “Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction,” Approaches, Applications, and Implications.

Zielinski’s road from Audiovisions to media archaeology seems logical.

Warburg’s unfinished “Mnemosyne Atlas” which in some ways resembles Benjamin’s Arcades Project suggested a nonlinear way of understanding the temporal recurrence of images and their relations, raising also the issue of “intermediality” by pointing out motifs that shifted and transformed across what we would now call media platforms. On the Art of Paul DeMarinis. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

For Elsaesser, one of the challenges is the reevaluation of the connections and gaps between media technologies. Even earlier, the German cultural critic Walter Benjamin had already projected a kind of anonymous history, but one that involved discursive layers of culture to a much greater extent than Giedion’s largely materialist vision. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.