Digital memory and the archive by Wolfgang Ernst


A new translation of Wolfgang Ernst’s work has just been published. It’s titled Digital Memory and the Archive. It’s edited and introduced by Jussi Parikka. Jussi has posted about the book on his machinology blog. I’ve posted some materials before about these developments in media theory. This could be a big book. I’m going to try to get a review copy for ICS. Here is an excerpt of the description from the publishers website:

Explores how media infrastructure, not content, shapes contemporary digital culture.
Digital Memory and the Archive, the first English-language collection of the German media theorist’s work, brings together essays that present Wolfgang Ernst’s controversial materialist approach to media theory and history. His insights are central to the emerging field of media archaeology, which uncovers the role of specific technologies and mechanisms, rather than content, in shaping contemporary culture and society.

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