experimentality - media archeology http://www.lancs.ac.uk/experimentality/category/tags/media-archeology/0 en Workshop 2: Jussi Parikka, Nature as Experiment: Eco Media as a Probing of Potentialities http://www.lancs.ac.uk/experimentality/blog/workshop-2-jussi-parikka-nature-experiment-eco-media-probing-potentialities <P>Jussi Parikka (ArcDigital, Anglia Ruskin University) opened his presentation with a reference to Whitehead, positioning speculative thought as a specific discipline. Parikka then proceeded in presenting two initiatives: Harwood, Wright and Yokokoji’s Eco Media ‘‘Cross Talk’’ and Garnet Hertz’s ‘Dead Media lab’. He explained how, the “Cross Talk” project tries to find processes in the natural world (“natural technics”) that could function as carriers of signals or messages. The title of ‘‘Cross Talk’’ corresponds to the prospect of these processes (in the form of materials or forces that were common to the habitats of animals) being accessible to the non-human realms as messages. Jussi Parikka argued that Garnet Hertz’s Dead Media-initiative (2009) aims towards very similar issues at the crossroads of media archaeology and ecology. Parikka positioned his presentation around the intriguing rhetorical question concerning non-human media: “Can ‘natural media’ with its different agencies and sensorium help to rethink human media, revealing opportunities for action or areas of mutual interest?“</p> <P></p><p><a href="http://www.lancs.ac.uk/experimentality/blog/workshop-2-jussi-parikka-nature-experiment-eco-media-probing-potentialities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.lancs.ac.uk/experimentality/blog/workshop-2-jussi-parikka-nature-experiment-eco-media-probing-potentialities#comments biopolitics body media archeology media ecology media theory workshop 2 Sun, 29 Nov 2009 16:40:13 +0000 Diana 179 at http://www.lancs.ac.uk/experimentality