Liam Cole Young: Imagination and Literary Media Theory

From the inaugural issue of Media Theory, Liam Cole Young asks what happened to the literary stream of media theory, and argues for the importance of imagination, metaphors, concepts and modes to theorisations of media.          

Christoph Raetzsch: 10 Propositions for Doing Media Theory (Again)

From the inaugural issue of Media Theory, Christoph Raetzsch considers the relations between media representation, media theory and media practice to develop his propositions for doing media theory (again).    

Sunil Manghani: Open Theory

From the inaugural issue of Media Theory, Sunil Manghani draws inspiration from Roland Barthes, Walter Benjamin and Jodi Dean (as well as Bono, 1984 and the Communist Manifesto) to consider potential new openings for media theory.       

Mickey Vallee: Contiguity and Interval

From the inaugural issue of Media Theory, Mickey Vallee explains mediation in terms of contiguity and interval, before turning to topology to understand (and to open) media theory today.    

Johan Söderberg: Hacker Politics

From the inaugural issue of Media Theory, Johan Söderberg reflects on the complicity of media theory and Internet subcultures in the rise of “alt-right” neo-fascism.    

M Beatrice Fazi: The Ends of Media Theory

From the inaugural issue of Media Theory, M. Beatrice Fazi considers the computational turn, the end of theory, and the relations between media philosophy and media theory.

Gary Hall: The Inhumanist Manifesto

From the inaugural issue of Media Theory, Gary Hall explains the theory behind his various publishing and research projects to propose his own theory of media in the language of a manifesto.                

Jane Birkin: Manifesto Object

From the inaugural issue of Media Theory, Jane Birkin looks back to the Blast Manifesto of 1914 to consider the manifesto itself as a media object.            

WJT Mitchell: Counting Media

From the inaugural issue of Media Theory, W.J.T. Mitchell considers when and how something counts as a medium, and proposes his five rules of media theory.