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Insect Media: An Archaeology of Animals and Technology (PostHumanities)

Insect Media: An Archaeology of Animals and Technology (PostHumanities)

By: Jussi Parikka (author)Paperback

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Since the early nineteenth century, when entomologists first popularized the unique biological and behavioral characteristics of insects, technological innovators and theorists have proposed insects as templates for a wide range of technologies. In Insect Media, Jussi Parikka analyzes how insect forms of social organization-swarms, hives, webs, and distributed intelligence-have been used to structure modern media technologies and the network society, providing a radical new perspective on the interconnection of biology and technology.

About Author

Jussi Parikka is reader in media theory and history at Anglia Ruskin University and the director of the Cultures of the Digital Economy (CoDE) research institute. He is the author of Digital Contagions: A Media Archaeology of Computer Viruses.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780816667406
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 320
  • ID: 9780816667406
  • ISBN10: 0816667403

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