Bio

Dr Jussi Parikka is Professor at the Winchester School of Art (University of Southampton) and Docent of Digital Culture Theory at the University of Turku. At WSA, Parikka is the founding co-director of AMT, the Archaeologies of Media and Technology research group. He is also Visiting Professor at FAMU at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague where he leads the project Operational Images and Visual Culture (2019-2023, funded by the Czech Science Foundation).

Parikka’s books have addressed a wide range of topics contributing to a critical understanding of network culture, aesthetics and media archaeology of contemporary society. The books include the media ecology-trilogy Digital Contagions (2007, 2nd. ed 2016), the award-winning Insect Media (2010) and A Geology of Media (2015), which addresses the environmental contexts of technical media culture. This topic was continued in the short booklet A Slow, Contemporary Violence: Damaged Environments of Technological Culture (2016) and in the short co-authored book Remain (2019).

In addition, Parikka has published such books as What is Media Archaeology (2012) and edited various books including Writing and Unwriting (Media) Art History (2015, with Joasia Krysa) on the Finnish media art pioneer Erkki Kurenniemi. He is also the co-editor of Across and Beyond: – A transmediale Reader on Post-digital Practices, Concepts, and Institutions (Sternberg Press, 2016, co-edited with Ryan Bishop, Kristoffer Gansing and Elvia Wilk). Forthcoming is the edited collection Photography Off the Scale (expected late 2020).

He is currently working on several projects, including on humanities labs with Lori Emerson (Boulder, Colorado) and Darren Wershler (Concordia), which is due in 2021 from University of Minnesota Press. See the project’s online page on Manifold.

Parikka’s website/blog is at http://jussiparikka.net and you can find him on Twitter as @juspar.

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