Simon Dawes introduces the inaugural issue of Media Theory: our special issue of ‘Manifestos’ (1/1).
For this inaugural issue of Media Theory – a special issue of ‘Manifestos’ – board members were solicited to write their own manifestos for what an open access journal on media theory to stand for. Introduced and edited by Simon Dawes, it features essays from W.J.T. Mitchell, Liam Cole Young, Scott McQuire, Terry Flew, Marc Read More …
From the 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.
From the 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.
From the 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.
From the 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.
From the 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.
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.
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).
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.