Brussels (November 17 - December 2, 2007)

Jonctions / Verbindingen 10: Tracks in electr(on)ic fields

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Jussi Parikka

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 Senior
Lecturer in Media Studies at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK. Parikka has
published a book 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 is
currently working on a book on “Insect Media†, which focuses on the media
theoretical and historical interconnections of biology and technology. In addition,
two co-edited books are forthcoming: The Spam Book: On Viruses, Spam, and Other
Anomalies from the Dark Side of Digital Culture and Media Archaeologies. His
articles have been published e.g. in CTheory, Postmodern Culture, Game Studies and
Fibreculture, as well as numerous Finnish journals and books.

From Topics and Geniuses to Insects and Affects