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Erkki Huhtamo, media historian and pioneering media archaeologist, is Professor in the Department of Design Media Arts at the University of California, Los. Visit ‘s Erkki Huhtamo Page and shop for all Erkki Huhtamo books. Check out pictures, bibliography, and biography of Erkki Huhtamo. Erkki Huhtamo, author and Professor of Media History and Theory at UCLA was keynote speaker at Scandinavia House, NYC which launched Streaming.

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The Anglo-American tradition has valorized Foucault as a thinker who emphasized the role of discourses as the loci where knowledge is tied with cultural and social huhtako.

Erkki Huhtamo | Media Archaeologist, Historian, Exhibition Curator

In particular, his unfinished Arcades Project Passagen-Werk became a case study about the kinds of issues media archaeologists deal with. From Dole to the Pole”. Towards an Archaeology of the ‘Small Screen’.

Huhtamo worked as the programmer of the Muu Media Festival, Helsinki, between Although there is a strong emphasis on technology, Mannoni also discusses its applications and discursive manifestations.

Hyhtamo was filmed in in his office at UCLA. Although Mannoni’s discourse stays close to the sources, avoiding theoretical speculation, the book invites new insights, opening paths for further interpretations. About Contemporary Art, Exhibitions and Tactility. The need for contextualization and intermediality was expressed hutamo by Thomas Elsaesser in an article entitled “The New Film History as Media Archaeology”: Huhtam an Archaeology of Hearing and Seeing by Technical Means originally published inplunged into the “deep time” of media, offering a series of studies that were dedicated to the work of personalities who had rarely been associated with media culture before and were written in “a spirit of praise and commendation, not of critique.

Learn more about Amazon Prime. Electronic Presence from Telegraphy to Televisionwhich explored discourses of the supernatural in the context of telecommunications and broadcasting media. Time Travelling in the Moving Image I have published extensively on media culture and arts during the past quarter of a century my early books were in my native tongue Finnish. His early work The Mechanical Bride developed a critique of contemporary mass media, drawing occasional parallels with mythology and history, and erkoi between high culture and popular culture with apparent ease and and some hhuhtamo it recklessness.


Zielinski’s early work was not yet identified as “media-archaeological. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Huhtamo is an internationally renowned media historian and theorist, and also a specialist in the history and aesthetics of media arts.

Jahrhundertedited by Brigitte Felderer, Anglo-American media archaeologists-whether identifying themselves as such or not-have received impulses from the new historicism that emerged in the s.

Huhtamo has co-curated a series of retrospective exhibitions dedicated to first rank media artists of international renown. Huhtamo appeared as an expert on the magic lantern in an episode of Storage Warserrkki which a part of his personal collection of media archaeological objects can be seen. Years before Perriault, the word archaeology had been used in the title of C. Although it appeared first within literary scholarship, it soon spread eroki other areas, including history, where it inspired a movement known as the new cultural history.

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Low to High Price: Under its auspices he curated or co-curated several international exhibitions of interactive media art for the Otso Gallery, Espoo, Finland.

An archaeology of his “archaeology of knowledge” would be useful but cannot be developed here.

At the Ars Electronica festivalHuhtamo performed on stage in a production titled Musings on Hands, which he created together with the American media artists Golan Levin and Zachary Lieberman Tmema. Against the Grain of Almost Everything Siegfried Zielinski’s version of media archaeology is a practice of resistance, not only against what he perceives as the increasing uniformity of mainstream media culture, but also against media archaeology itself, or rather its assimilation and hardening into the normalcy of contemporary media studies.

An Archaeology of Animals and Technology. At first glance it bears similarities with the Arcades Project because of eekki way it draws from a multitude of sources to paint a portrait of an era. The onslaught of digitalization is forcing cinema to rethink both its cultural position and its history.


Emphasizing such heterogeneity is an attempt not so much to deliberately diversify the existing body of media-archaeological theory and praxis as to encourage “traveling” between discourses and disciplines. Museums in a Digital Age. Its keywords are well expressed by translations of srkki Latin verb variare: Warburg’s unfinished “Mnemosyne Atlas” which in some ways resembles Benjamin’s Erkkj Project suggested a nonlinear way of understanding the temporal recurrence of images and their relations, hjhtamo also the issue of “intermediality” by pointing out motifs that shifted and transformed across what we would now call media platforms.

Dismantling the Fairy Engine: It was probably in this sense that Michael Wetzel purported to combine Foucault and Kittler in his “preliminary considerations for an archaeology of the media,” published in in a collection of writings that already bore the words “archaeology of the media” in its title.

Media-historical and theoretical works with a background in film studies pose a challenge for the continued renewal of media archaeology. This page was last edited on 25 Decemberat The German tradition has been claimed to emphasize the role of technology as a primum mobile, which has led to accusations about technological determinism, whereas Anglo-American scholars often assume that technology gets its meanings from preexisting discursive contexts within which it is introduced.

The past is brought to the present, and the present to the past; both inform and explain each other, raising questions and pointing to futures that may or may not be. The scroll is advanced by means of a crank and pulley system.

Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. The “new film history” can arguably be seen as a parallel enterprise to media archaeology; both have their origins in the s and are continuing to evolve.