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The Resource Insect media : an archaeology of animals and technology, Jussi Parikka, (electronic book)

Insect media : an archaeology of animals and technology, Jussi Parikka, (electronic book)

Label
Insect media : an archaeology of animals and technology
Title
Insect media
Title remainder
an archaeology of animals and technology
Statement of responsibility
Jussi Parikka
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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. Through close engagement with the pioneering work of insect ethologists, including Jakob von Uexkull and Karl von Frisch, posthumanist philosophers, media theorists, and contemporary filmmakers and artists, Parikka develops and insect theory of media, one taht conceptualizes modern media as more than the products of individual human actors, social interests, or technological determinants. They are, rather, profoundly nonhuman phenomena that both draw on and mimic the alien lifeworlds of insects
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Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1976-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Parikka, Jussi
Dewey number
595.709
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Q337.3
LC item number
.P36 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Swarm intelligence
  • Insects
  • Bionics
Label
Insect media : an archaeology of animals and technology, Jussi Parikka, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : insects in the age of technology -- Nineteenth-century insect technics : the uncanny affects of insects -- Genesis of form: insect architecture and swarms -- Technics of nature and temporality : Uexkøll's ethology -- Metamorphosis, intensity, and devouring space : elements for an insect game theory -- Intermezzo -- Animal ensembles, robotic affects : bees, milieus, and individuation -- Biomorphs and boids : swarming algorithms -- Sexual selection in the biodigital: teknolust and the weird life of SRAs -- Epilogue : insect media as an art of transmutation
Control code
ebr10442225
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xxxv, 281 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780816667390
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Insect media : an archaeology of animals and technology, Jussi Parikka, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : insects in the age of technology -- Nineteenth-century insect technics : the uncanny affects of insects -- Genesis of form: insect architecture and swarms -- Technics of nature and temporality : Uexkøll's ethology -- Metamorphosis, intensity, and devouring space : elements for an insect game theory -- Intermezzo -- Animal ensembles, robotic affects : bees, milieus, and individuation -- Biomorphs and boids : swarming algorithms -- Sexual selection in the biodigital: teknolust and the weird life of SRAs -- Epilogue : insect media as an art of transmutation
Control code
ebr10442225
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xxxv, 281 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780816667390
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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