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.            

Liam Cole Young: Imagination and Literary Media Theory

From the forthcoming 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 forthcoming 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 forthcoming 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 forthcoming 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 forthcoming 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 forthcoming 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.