'Insect Media analyzes how insect forms of social organization—swarms, hives, webs, and distributed intelligence—have been used to structure modern media technologies and the network society. Through close engagement with the pioneering work of insect ethologists, posthumanist philosophers, media theorists, and contemporary filmmakers and artists, Jussi Parikka provides a radical new perspective on the interconnection of biology and technology.' - from publisher's website.

From the perspective of the Archive, this publication provides points at which (re)thinking about media art can be facilitated and enriched by and with social and media theory.

Includes an index.
Access level

Onsite

author

Jussi PARIKKA

Location code REF.PAJ4
Language

English

Publication/Creation date

2010

No of pages

281

ISBN / ISSN

9780816667406

No of copies

1

Content type

monograph

Chapter headings
Introduction: Insects in the age of Technology
Nineteenth-Century Insect Technics: The Uncanny Affects of Insects
Genesis of Form: Insect Architecture and Swarms
Technics of Nature and Temporality: Uexküll’s Ethology
Metamorphosis, Intensity, and Devouring Space: Elements for an Insect Game Theory
Intermezzo
Animal Ensembles, Robotic Affects: Bees, Milieus, and Individuation
Biomorphs and Boids: Swarming Algorithms
Sexual Selection in the BioDigital: Teknolust and the Weird Life of SRAs
Epilogue: Insect Media as an Art of Transmutation
Insect Media: An Archaeology of Animals and Technology
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Insect Media: An Archaeology of Animals and Technology