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VIRTUAL 'On Extraction and Media: Conversations'

05 November 2021, 6:00 pm–7:30 pm


This event is part of a research project exploring the relations of extraction that underpin and shape global media cultures. With Bishnupriya Ghosh, Jussi Parikka and Nicole Starosielski. Hosted by Lee Grieveson and Priya Jaikumar.

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“On Extraction and Media: Conversations” is part of an ongoing collaborative research project exploring the relations of extraction that underpin and shape global media cultures. It brings together scholars from across the world to talk together and share research, ideas, and praxis. This first session features 3 scholars whose work has been generative for these explorations.

Participants include: Professor Bishnupriya Ghosh, Professor Jussi Parikka, Professor Nicole Starosielski, Professor Lee Grieveson and Professor Priya Jaikumar.

  • Bishnupriya Ghosh teaches global media at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her current work on media, risk, and globalization includes the co-edited Routledge Companion to Media and Risk (Routledge 2020) and a new monograph, The Virus Touch: Theorizing Epidemic Media (forthcoming with Duke University Press). https://www.global.ucsb.edu/people/bishnupriya-ghosh
  • Jussi Parikka is Professor of Technological Culture & Aesthetics at Winchester School of Art (University of Southampton) and starting January 2022, Professor of Digital Aesthetics at Aarhus University (Denmark). He is member of Academia Europeae and Visiting Professor at FAMU at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague where he leads the project Operational Images and Visual Culture (2019-2023). His published books include Insect Media (2010), Digital Contagions (2007/2016) and A Geology of Media (2015), and A Slow, Contemporary Violence (2016). Recently, he co-edited (with Tomas Dvorak) Photography Off the Scale (2021) and is the co-author (with Lori Emerson and Darren Wershler) of The Lab Book: Situated Practices in Media Studies (2021). https://jussiparikka.net
  • Nicole Starosielski is Associate Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University. Her research focuses on the connections between media, infrastructures, and environments. She is author of The Undersea Network (2015) and Media Hot and Cold (2021), as well as co-editor (with Lisa Parks) of Signal Traffic: Critical Studies of Media Infrastructure (2015), (with Janet Walker) Sustainable Media: Critical Approaches to Media and Environment (2016), (with Matthew Hockenberry and Susan Zieger) Assembly Codes: The Logistics of Media (2021), and the “Elements” series at Duke University Press. She is currently coordinating a transnational and interdisciplinary project to generate a carbon footprint of the subsea cable network that carries almost all transoceanic internet traffic and to develop a catalog of industry best practices. The project is supported by the Internet Society Foundation and housed in the SubOptic Foundation, an organization dedicated to supporting the subsea cable industry. https://steinhardt.nyu.edu/people/nicole-starosielski

The conversation will be hosted by Professor Lee Grieveson (UCL) and Professor Priya Jaikumar (USC) and is a co-production between UCL and USC’s Division of Cinema and Media.

If you missed the event, you can watch the recording here:

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