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.

Gary Hall: The Inhumanist Manifesto

From the forthcoming 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 forthcoming 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 forthcoming 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.    

Scott McQuire: Media Theory 2017

From the forthcoming inaugural issue of Media Theory, Scott McQuire on  the significance of Jacques Derrida’s Of Grammatology for media theory.  

Terry Flew: The ‘Theory’ in Media Theory

From the forthcoming inaugural issue of Media Theory, Terry Flew considers some of the key media-centric approaches to understanding the relationship between media and society.

Marc Steinberg: Configuring Media Theory

From the forthcoming inaugural issue of Media Theory, Marc Steinberg discusses the reception of Marshall McLuhan’s work in Japan to consider the importance of location to media theory, and to ask, what counts as theory?  

Sean Cubitt: What is a journal for?

From the forthcoming inaugural issue of Media Theory, Sean Cubitt on three challenges for the journal (media, theory, and media theory), and on media theory as an enabling project.