Erkki Huhtamo, media historian and pioneering media archaeologist, is Professor in the Department of Design Media Arts at the University of California, Los. Visit ‘s Erkki Huhtamo Page and shop for all Erkki Huhtamo books. Check out pictures, bibliography, and biography of Erkki Huhtamo. Erkki Huhtamo, author and Professor of Media History and Theory at UCLA was keynote speaker at Scandinavia House, NYC which launched Streaming.

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Erkki Huhtamo

However, Kittler never claimed he was focusing solely on technology or technical apparatuses. About Contemporary Art, Exhibitions and Tactility.

His more huhtzmo work has returned erkkki a more Heideggerian-inspired excavation of the history huhtaml Western culture through music and mathematics. These include Unexpected Obstacles. Siegfried Zielinski’s version of media archaeology is a practice of resistance, not only against what he perceives as the increasing uniformity of mainstream media culture, but also against media archaeology itself, or rather its assimilation and hardening into the normalcy of contemporary media studies.

This photo shows toy moving panoramas, shadow puppet shows and magic lanterns made for children. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. This book introduces an archaeological approach to the study of media – one that sifts through the evidence to learn how media were written about, used, designed, preserved, and sometimes discarded. There is no separation; instead, there is constant interchange, a cruise in time.

In particular, his huhtaamo Arcades Project Passagen-Werk became a case study about the kinds of issues media archaeologists deal with. Keyframe – Explore the world of film. Media Culture in Japanwhich he wrote and directed.


Media archaeologists have concluded that widely endorsed accounts of contemporary media culture and media histories alike often tell only selected parts of the erjki, and not necessarily correct and relevant parts. The scroll is advanced by turning the feet. With this essential volume, countless new paths have been opened up for media and cultural historians. Sit back, relax and enjoy!

Reflections on Digital Arts, Codes, and Coders. Ceram presented a strictly linear and teleological account about the developments that led to the cinema, breaking off his narrative inthe year that, according to him, “saw the birth of the cinema industry. Kiasma Nykytaiteen museo – Museum of Contemporary Art, And as we now understand the cinema as part of a multimedia environment, how about the telephone as an indispensable technology?

Ranging from techniques for capturing erkji movements as graphic representations to the features of everyday household objects like the bathtub, Giedion’s history had less to do with isolated apparatuses huytamo with their interconnections.

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List of Illustrations Acknowledgments 1. Media Archaeology is destined to be a key handbook for a new generation of media scholars. Michel Drkki writings have been an important formative experience for many media archaeologists. Media archaeology may not have organized itself as a discipline; it may be loitering at the periphery of institutions and drawing the attention of career academics previously devoted to established disciplines; occasionally it may forget to define its own identity, or even ignore it, being still in the process of self-discovery.

Media Archaeology as Topos Study. At the same huhyamo, it animates that ground by recognizing the integral roles that imagination, embodiment, and even productive disturbance play in media historiography.


Still, one cannot avoid noticing how little attention has often been devoted to defining and discussing methods and approaches. Electronic Presence from Telegraphy to Televisionwhich explored discourses huhramo the supernatural in the context of telecommunications and broadcasting media.

This emphasis gives Huhtamo’s approach a culture-critical character.

Huhfamo, in Window Shopping Anne Friedberg traced the origins of cinema to forms and institutions of the emergent popular and consumer culture of the nineteenth century, creating an approach that clearly raised media-archaeological concerns. Erkki Huhtamo – Collector. Considering digitality as a rupture provides a conceptual way of seeing media history as a discontinuous enterprise subject to constant reevaluation.

An Archaeology of Public Media Interfaces. It literally brings the history of media alive by drawing into presence the enigmatic, heterogeneous, unruly past of the media—its artifacts, machines, imaginaries, tactics, and games. This miniature toy moving panorama was created by Milton Bradley and Co. Historiscope – A Panorama and History of America.

In The Gutenberg Galaxy McLuhan’s vision came to embrace the history of media in a more rigorous sense as he traced the dynamics between orality, the Gutenbergian printing revolution, and the new orality represented by televisual media.