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Digital Memory and the Archive

Wolfgang Ernst and Jussi Parikka


In Ernst’s media theory, archaeology becomes archivological analysis that refuses to stay on the interface level. Instead, it reveals the technological conditions of our contemporary techniques of memory and time. The archivological approach focuses on the infrastructure of media historical knowledge. With an extended concept of the archive, a media archaeological and archivological approach to the past means that media can not be made into “historical” objects of research only. Different media systems, from library catalogues to micro-filming, have influenced the content as well as the unders ... More

Keywords: Media Archaeology, media theory, German media theory, media studies; archive, new media theory, digital humanities, cultural history of technology

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Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780816677665
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816677665.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Wolfgang Ernst, author

Jussi Parikka, editor

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