Criticality and Historical Knowledge
The next session of the Critical Media Lab Colloquium will take place, Wednesday the 8th of October at the Critical Media Lab (D 3.05) from 4:15 to 5:45 PM.
For the second session of our first Critical Media Lab colloquium series — What Constitutes Critique? — we host a session with Shintaro Miyazaki. Shintaro works with media theory in many of its practical (electronic, bioelectric or electromagnetic signals in hardware, software and wetware) and methodological orientations (Media Archeology, Media Aesthetics). His investigations reveal how media systems enable the storage, transmission and processing of knowledge, emotion, power, culture, history, theory, society and other concepts studied within the humanities and arts.
The topic under interrogation, specifically, for this colloquium session we will look at the question: What is critical about the Past? How does a media archeology create opportunities for revision, reflection, and help situate our experience of the present, and future?
We will be looking at the following text, so please have a read of it before the session, if you can:
Wolfgang Ernst (2013, orig. 2011), “Media Archaeography: Method and Machine versus History and Narrative of Media”. In Digital Memory and the Archive by Wolfgang Ernst ed. by Jussi Parikka, p. 55–73.
Critical Media Lab (D 3.05)