Tuesday, March 1, 2011

INSECT MEDIA: An Archaeology of Animals and Technology

By Jussi Parikka, University of Minnesota Press | 320 pages | 2010
Posthumanities Series, volume 11
Book launch /March 4th, 19.00, General Public, Schönhauser Allee 167c, Berlin

Insect Media analyzes how insect forms of social organization - swarms, hives, webs, and distributed intelligence - have been used to structure modern media technologies and the network society. Through close engagement with the pioneering work of insect ethologists, posthumanist philosophers, media theorists, and contemporary filmmakers and artists, Jussi Parikka provides a radical new perspective on the interconnection of biology and technology.

More info at http://www.jussiparikka.com and his blog Cartographies of Media Archaeology.

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