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Insect MediaAn Archaeology of Animals and Technology$
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Jussi Parikka

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780816667390

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816667390.001.0001

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Insect Media as an Art of Transmutation

(p.195) Epilogue
Insect Media

Jussi Parikka

University of Minnesota Press

This chapter discusses various examples of “insect media art,” such as Sarah Peebles’ electroacoustic recording Insect Grooves and Mira Calix’s sound piece “Nunu”. These illustrate a transposition in the interzone between sciences, entomology, and the technical arts of digital media culture. For these artists, the ecosystem is a communication network of atmospheric flows, tides, reproductive hormones, scent markers, migrations, or geological distributions, in a way that resembles the discourses of the “insect technics.” This approach to media through the animal’s viewpoint can be seen as an escape from the frameworks of “human media,” which raises the question of whether natural media, with its different agencies, can help redefine human media, and in the process reveal opportunities for action or areas of mutual interest.

Keywords:   insect media art, Insect Grooves, Nunu, entomology, insect technics, natural media, human media

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