Artemis Takes Aim

Wolfgang Ernst

Archaeology of Media Archaeology; Media Theory and New Materialism research on the archaeology of technical media and of archives

Archaeology of Media Archaeology; Media Theory and New Materialism follower of Kittler; must consider material nature; research on the archaeology of technical media and of archives; Kittler says his approach is different from Ernst's; focuses on techno-aesthetics of media; says we need to pay attention to time-specificty; refers to Laokoon by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing; division between spatial arts; says Manovich is still doing linear histories of new media(painting and sculpture) and time-based arts (narrative); we are again in the age of not only time-based, but time-critical processes; beyond the idea of math and calculation at the core of technical and digital media to argue that these are time-critical processes: refers to the internal, creative function of processuality (digital machines as example); strong insistence we rethink meaning of narrative; narratives are processural operations; he argues media archaeology is not cultural historyexplicitly media-archealogical theory; builds on Benjamin when he insists on the centrality of the archive for media studies; it is in all that falls outside meaning the media archaeology picks up its epistemology and its methodology; media archaeology concentrates on the non-discursive elements in dealing with the past: not on speakers, but rather on the agency of the machine; Ernst influenced how materiality of information society through its machines has given tools for exanding the media-archaelogical interest of knowledge as well


Diana L. Ascher, PhD, MBA, is a principal at Stratelligence and a co-founder of the Information Ethics & Equity Institute. Her lifelong interest in knowledge and decision making has focused on the evaluation, classification, organization, communication, and interpretation of information, and motivates her work in the fields of behavioral science, finance, higher education, information studies, journalism, law, leadership, management, medicine, and policy. She brings more than two decades of experience as a writer, editor, media director, and information strategist to her work.

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