Symmetrical Media Archaeology
Boundary and Context
Keywords:agential cut-in-reality, archaeological ontology, extended archaeological context, material/virtual symmetry, media archaeology, street media, wayfaring as methodology
In recent years a significant inter-disciplinary dialogue has been established under the general heading of media archaeology. Yet, this important wide-ranging conversation, which has considered the nature, affect, and ontology of media, has so far heard very little from archaeologists. This paper asks what special insight or approach archaeology or archaeologists—as commonly defined—might bring to these studies. A brief account of street media as encountered through a practice of archaeological wayfaring and wayfinding follows; a case study, which considers boundary making as archaeological reality and explores methodological approaches to the extended archaeological context.
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