Thursday, February 18, 2010

Media Infrastructure Studies

In preparation for my talk in the InfoStructure lecture series on February 25, 2010 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, I am listing some of my infrastructure-related articles that might be of interest for further reading.

“Signals and Oil: Satellite Footprints and Post-Communist Territories in Central Asia,” European Journal of Cultural Studies, Vol. 12(2), 137-156, 2009.

“Around the Antenna Tree: The Politics of Infrastructural Visibility,” Flow, March 2009, available at http://flowtv.org/?p=2507.

“Where the Cable Ends: Television in Fringe Areas.” In Cable Visions: Television Beyond Broadcasting, Sarah Banet-Weiser, Cynthia Chris and Anthony Freitas, eds. New York: New York University Press, 2007, 103-126.

“Postwar Footprints: Satellite and Wireless Stories in Slovenia and Croatia.” In B-Zone: Becoming Europe and Beyond, Anselm Franke, ed. Barcelona: ACTAR Press, 2005. Reprinted as an expanded version with “Afterthougts” and translated into Spanish in Political Typographies: Visual Essays on the Margins of Europe, Barcelona: Fundacio Antonio Tapies, 2007, pp. 87-140.

“Obscure Objects of Media Studies: Echo, Hotbird, Ikonos,” in Strange Spaces: Explorations into Mediated Obscurity, eds. Amanda Lagerkvist and Andre Jansson, Ashgate Publishing, 2009.

"Kinetic Screens: Epistemologies of Movement at the Interface," in Media/Space: Place, Scale and Culture in a Media Age, eds. Nick Couldry and Anna McCarthy, London: Routledge, 2004, 37-57.

"Insecure Airwaves: US Bombings of Al Jazeera." Forum on Homeland Security, Journal of Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies, 4:2, June 2007, 226,-231.

Around the Antenna Tree: The Politics of Infrastructural Visibility

Around the Antenna Tree: The Politics of Infrastructural Visibility
see my Flow column by clicking on the image

New Book

New Book
This book has just been published. An expanded version of my essay "Obscure Objects of Media Studies" is in it

"When Satellites Fall"

"When Satellites Fall"
Click on this photo of orbital debris to read my essay posted on Flow

Goodbye Rabbit Ears: Thoughts about the Digital TV Transition

Goodbye Rabbit Ears: Thoughts about the Digital TV Transition
see my Flow column by clicking on the image

Max Greuter's catalogue

Transmediale Opening - Roaming

Transmediale Opening - Roaming

Participants in CEU Seminar

Naran Satellite Station, Mongolia

Naran Satellite Station, Mongolia
Intersputnik dish

Former herder now a white phone worker

Inside Choijin Lama Temple

Inside Choijin Lama Temple

Naran's Grandma and the rug she made

Naran's Grandma and the rug she made

Satellite Dishes and Solar Panels for Sale at Black Market in Ulaanbatar

Satellite Dishes and Solar Panels for Sale at Black Market in Ulaanbatar

Ponjee and his Nokia phone

walking phone = yavdag utas

Wireless Phone Workers

Wireless Phone Worker

Wireless Phone Worker

Satellite Dish and Tool Seller at Black Market