John W. P. Phillips: The End of Ontology and the Future of Media Theory

From the forthcoming inaugural issue of Media Theory, John W.P. Phillips discusses ontology, critique and materiality to consider Kittler’s call for the dissolution of the form/matter dichotomy in media theory.        

Ned Rossiter: Paranoia is Real

From the forthcoming inaugural issue of Media Theory, Ned Rossiter develops his idea of ‘paranoia as method’ as a way of coping with surveillance, fake news and post-truth in worlds of algorithmic governance and data economies.    

David M. Berry: Prolegomenon to a Media Theory of Machine Learning

From the forthcoming inaugural issue of Media Theory, David M. Berry draws on the work of Spinoza to consider the problematics raised by machine learning and artificial intelligence for media theory, digital humanities and social theory.     

Raka Shome: Going South and Engaging Non-Western Modernities

From the forthcoming inaugural issue of Media Theory, Raka Shome argues for the need to geopoliticize and decolonize media studies, by engaging with the Global South on its own terms, by transcending the logics of Western liberalism, and by linking media studies to issues of environmental justice.    

Rob Shields: How can we live the Good Life in Strata?

From the forthcoming inaugural issue of Media Theory, Rob Shields considers the processes of stratification and mediation, and argues that we need media theory if we are to learn how to live the good life in such stratified times.