Professor Jussi Parikka
Keynote Lecture: 'A Planetary Surface: On Infrastructure, Design and the Fabric of Materiality'
Dr. Jussi Parikka is Professor at the Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton. His books include the media ecology-trilogy that consists of Digital Contagions (2007, 2nd. ed 2016), Insect Media (2010) and most recently, A Geology of Media (2015), which addresses the environmental contexts of media culture and arts. He is known for his work in media archaeology including the key text What is Media Archaeology (2012) and he has edited various books such as Writing and Unwriting (Media) Art History (2015, with Joasia Krysa) on the Finnish media art pioneer Erkki Kurenniemi. He is also the co-editor of Across and Beyond: A transmediale Reader on Post-digital Practices, Concepts, and Institutions (Sternberg Press, 2016, co-edited with Ryan Bishop, Kristoffer Gansing and Elvia Wilk). Parikka’s website/blog is at http://jussiparikka.net and you can find him on Twitter as @juspar.