Jussi Parikka

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Dr Jussi Parikka writes on new media, media archaeology and the exchanges between art, science and technology. He is the author of Koneoppi (2004, in Finnish), Digital Contagions (2007), Insect Media (2010) and co-editor of The Spam Book (2009) and Media Archaeology (2011). His new project is on theory and methodology of media archaeology, and forthcoming as a book from Polity Press. Http://jussiparikka.net .

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Jussi Parikka teaches and writes on the cultural theory and history of new media. He has a PhD in Cultural History from the University of Turku, Finland and is Reader in Media & Design at the Winchester School of Art (University of Southampton, UK). In addition, Parikka is Adjunct Professor (“docent”) of Digital Culture Theory at the University of Turku, Finland.

Parikka has published very widely on digital culture, network culture and media theory. His books include one on “cultural theory in the age of digital machines” (Koneoppi, in Finnish) and his Digital Contagions: A Media Archaeology of Computer Viruses is published by Peter Lang, New York, Digital Formations-series (2007). Parikka’s Insect Media (2010) focuses on the media theoretical and historical interconnections of biology and technology and has just been published in the University of Minnesota Press Posthumanities-series. The co-edited collection The Spam Book: On Viruses, Porn, and Other Anomalies from the Dark Side of Digital Culture is published by Hampton Press, and Media Archaeologies (University of California Press, 2011) is just out. A digital edited publication MediaNatures is forthcoming Fall 2011. His articles have been published e.g. in CTheory, Parallax, Postmodern Culture, Game Studies and Fibreculture, as well as in several Finnish journals and books. In addition to English and Finnish, his texts have been published in Portuguese, Polish, and Indonesian. His new book project (Media Archaeology & Digital Culture) is on media archaeology as a theory and method for digital culture studies and it is contracted with Polity Press.

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