Sites of Media Archaeology
Producing the Contemporary as a Shared Topic
Keywords:art practice, Michel Foucault, Wolfgang Ernst, Friedrich Kittler, media archaeology, media archaeology lab
This short text addresses media archaeology as a material methodology of investigation of the cultural layers of technology. This materiality of course relates it to the older discipline of archaeology, even if in many cases the archaeology in media archaeology is more conceptual. Having said that, the article proceeds to briefly introduce the emerging practices of media archaeology labs through two examples in Germany and the US as ways to offer institutional spaces for a hands-on extension of the theoretical, historical and conceptual methodologies. It is possible that through such spaces as well as other sorts of disciplinary bordercrossings the multiple archaeologies find joint projects.
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