February 19, 2014.
Wolfgang Ernst, Chair of Media Theories at Humboldt University, Berlin, talks about media archaeology and his book Digital Memory and the Archive, published last year by the University of Minnesota Press.
"Digital Memory and the Archive offers the most compelling and
insightful account published to date of how and why objects matter.
Moving beyond textual analysis, its careful, theoretically rigorous
engagement with the relic—the physicality of the archive—promises to
change the direction of the digital humanities. Thanks to this book, we
will all now be addressing the microtemporality of archives and the
mechanics of remaining. Finally, a definitive collection in English of
one of the most brilliant and influential media archaeologists." -- Wendy Hui Kyong Chun