“Media Garbology or why Dead Media means Dead Nature”

Links to some of the artists and academics mentioned in the lunch bites talk.

Jussi Parikka

Jussi Parikka is the Director of CoDE: the Cultures of the Digital Economy-Institute (uk) and co-director of the Anglia Research Centre in Digital Culture. He teaches Media Studies at the Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, and has published the books Digital Contagions: A Media Archaeology of Computer Viruses and Insect Media. He has co-edited The Spam Book as well as the forthcoming title Media Archaeology.

Garnet Hertz – Dead Media
Circuit Bending workshops:
http://www.conceptlab.com/circuitbending/
Concept Lab
http://www.conceptlab.com/

Other interesting projects:
Webserver in a deadfrog
http://www.geekologie.com/image.php?path=/2007/07/25/frog-web-server.jpg
http://www.geekologie.com/2007/07/garnet_hertz_experiments_in_ga.php

Toronto School of Communication Theory
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toronto_School_of_communication_theory

Paul DeMarinis
Installation Sound Artist / Musician
“The Edison Effect” uses optics and computers to make new sounds by scanning ancient phonograph records with lasers.
\"The Edison Effect\"documentation on Youtube

http://www.well.com/~demarini/

Jennifer Gabrys BA (Hons), MLA, PhD
Senior Lecturer at Goldsmiths, University of London
in Design, Convener of MA Design + Environment
http://www.gold.ac.uk/design/staff/gabrys/

http://www.digitalculture.org/books/digital-rubbish
Book available to read free online:
http://hdl.handle.net/2027/spo.9380304.0001.001

Martin Howse
The Creative Technology Review 18 (Martin Howse interview)

A Sunday evening data roast and carvery with Martin Howse, Danja Vassiliev (and Gordo Savicic streaming from Belgrade).

Data carving treats the user’s hard drive (and memory chips) as a
surface for constant excavation. Reverse engineering daily data
sediments promotes new forms of digital archaeology, with hard disk
trouvee as rich seams to be opened and mined for mineral and personal
gems.

The sunday evening carve will showcase varying techniques of file
carving on found hard drives; piping memory to the transmitter and
broadcasting encoded executables/memory live to receptive consumers.