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.    

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).    

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.    

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?