Talks: Archaeologies and Geologies of Media

30 May 2015, 16:00

Parikka Geology
Jussi Parikka: A Geology of Media, University of Minnesota Press, 2015

An afternoon with talks by Jussi Parikka about “A Geology of Media” and Lori Emerson on “The Advanced Work Processor – Reimagining What Could Have Been and Still Could Be”, on the occasion of Parikka’s new book “A Geology of Media” (University of Minnesota Press, 2015).

“Evacuate yourself from the obvious, by conceptual or historical means. Refuse prefabricated discussions, determinations into analogue or digital. Leave for the woods.” – From Media Archaeology Out of Nature: An Interview with Jussi Parikka by Paul Feigelfeld (

The event is organized in collaboration with OEI and the Department of Culture and Communication at Linköping University.

Jussi Parikka is a media theorist and is currently Professor in Technological Culture & Aesthetics at the Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton. Jussi Parikka has written on media archaeology and network culture, and is the author of the books Digital Contagions (2007), Insect Media (2010), What is Media Archaeology? (2012), The Anthrobscene (2015) and the coming A Geology of Media (2015).

Lori Emerson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English at the University of Colorado at Boulder and the Director of the Media Archaeology Lab. Lori Emerson writes about media poetics as well as the history of computing, media archaeology, and digital humanities. Her published works include Reading Writing Interfaces: From the Digital to the Bookbound (2014), and has been the co-editor of several collections.

OEI is a magazine for experimental forms of thinking in between poetry, art, philosophy, and film. The magazine focuses on alternative historiographies with topics such as Process Poems in Brazil, Swedish Land Art or the aesthetics of documents. OEI was founded in 1999 and has published 66 issues and, with OEI editor, more than 70 books. Since 2012 OEI operates the exhibition space OEI Colour Project in Stockholm.