The urban as emergent key concept for media theory

A new roundtable on ‘The Urban as Emergent Key Concept for Media Theory’ has been published online in Mediapolis: A Journal of Cities and Culture, edited by Scott Rodgers (co-editor of Conditions of Mediation). This roundtable brings together contributions from five scholars (Zlatan Krajina, André Jansson, Myria Georgiou, Giorgia Aiello and Scott Rodgers), all of whom explore the ways in… Continue reading The urban as emergent key concept for media theory

New film by Catalin Brylla: Zanzibar Soccer Dreams

Catalin Brylla – a chapter author in Conditions of Mediation – has co-directed a new feature documentary film with Florence Ayisi (University of South Wales). Zanzibar Soccer Dreams continues where Ayisi’s 2007 documentary Zanzibar Soccer Queens left off, exploring the emergence of women’s football across Zanzibar. It tells the story of how the country’s first… Continue reading New film by Catalin Brylla: Zanzibar Soccer Dreams

New book by Graham Harman: Dante’s Broken Hammer

Conditions of Mediation contributor Graham Harman has a new book out entitled Dante’s Broken Hammer. Here, Harman again takes on a more unusual philosophy subject, the work of Italian poet Dante Alighieri, transforming it into an it into a unique provocation for continental philosophy, still largely toiling in the shadows of Immanuel Kant. Harman’s contribution… Continue reading New book by Graham Harman: Dante’s Broken Hammer

Video now available: Conditions of Mediation keynote dialogues

Note: below you will find more specific links, through which you may advance to the remarks of specific speakers At long last, we are pleased to provide an edited video recording of the two keynote symposiums from Conditions of Mediation, an ICA preconference which took place in London on 17 June 2013. The first symposium… Continue reading Video now available: Conditions of Mediation keynote dialogues

Open call for chapter proposals

In June 2013, the ICA preconference Conditions of Mediation brought together scholars from a wide range of perspectives – including audience studies, political theory, metaphysics, media archaeology, software studies, science and technology studies, cultural geography and urban studies – to critically reflect on both the merits and limits of phenomenological approaches for understanding media, in… Continue reading Open call for chapter proposals

#ConMed

With Conditions of Mediation just days away, we have just about finalised our preparations. We expect to have a great turnout of around 70 delegates, and hope this will make for a truly stimulating exchange of ideas and perspectives on what it might mean to think through the phenomenological dimensions of media, technology and communication.… Continue reading #ConMed