Jussi Parikka’s Insect Media

Posted by Aspasia Stephanou on February 06, 2011 in News tagged with , , ,

Insect Media: An Archaeology of Animals and Technology (2010) is an interesting book for those Gothic scholars whose reading list includes technology, the uncanny, metamorphoses, gaming, D&G nomadology, and media.

“With Insect Media Jussi Parikka offers a theory of media that challenges our traditional views of the natural and the artificial. Parikka not only understands insects through the lens of media and mediation, he also unearths an insect logic at the heart of our contemporary fascination with networks, swarming, and intelligent agents. Such a project requires the ability to interweave cultural theory with a deep understanding of the sciences–something for which Parikka is well-suited. Most importantly, Insect Media reminds us of the non-human aspect of media, communication, intelligence. Insect Media is a book that is sure to create a buzz.”
– Eugene Thacker, author of After Life (From Amazon, Read more here).

Jussi Parikka’s blog: http://machinology.blogspot.com/

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