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Media Philosophy
The Media Philosophy series seeks to transform critical investigations about technology by inciting a turn towards accounting for its autonomy, agency, and for the new modalities of thought and speculation that it enables. The series showcases the ‘transcontinental’ work of established and emerging thinkers whose research engages with questions about the reshuffling of subjectivity, of perceptions and of relations vis-à-vis computation, automation and digitalisation, as 21st century conditions of experience. The books in this series understand media as a vehicle for ontological and epistemological transformation, and aim to move past their consistent characterisation as pure matter-of-fact actuality.

For Media Philosophy, it is not simply a question of bringing philosophy to bear on what is usually considered an object of sociological or historical concern, but of looking at how developments in media technology pose profound challenges for the production of knowledge and conceptions of being, intelligence, information, temporality, reason, the body and aesthetics, among others. At the same time, media and philosophy are not viewed as reducible to each other's internal concerns and constraints, and thus it is never merely a matter of formulating a philosophy of the media. Rather, the series aims to create a space for the reciprocal contagion of ideas between the disciplines and new mutations from their transversals. With their affects and formalisms cutting across creative processes, ethico-aesthetic experimentations and biotechnological assemblages, the media events of our age provide different points of intervention for research.

The series is dedicated to pushing the thinking of media through projects looking for uncertain, unknown and contingent rhythms that inflect and change the world.



Editor(s): M. Beatrice Fazi, Lecturer in Digital Humanities, University of Sussex and Eleni Ikoniadou, Senior Tutor in Visual Communication, Royal College of Art
Advisory Board: Felicity Colman, University of the Arts London, UK Richard Doyle, Penn State, USA Wolfgang Ernst, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany Matthew Fuller, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK Charlie Gere, Lancaster University, UK Andrew Goffey, University of Nottingham, UK Olga Goriunova, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK Boris Groys, New York University, USA Graham Harman, Southern California Institute of Architecture, USA Stefan Heidenreich, Leuphana Universität Lüneburg, Germany Lev Manovich, City University of New York, USA Erin Manning, Concordia University, Canada Brian Massumi, Université de Montréal, Canada Martin McQuillan, Edge Hill University, UK Jussi Parikka, Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton, UK Luciana Parisi, Duke University, USA Mandy Rose, University of West England Bristol, UK Steven Shaviro, Wayne State University, USA Bernhard Siegert, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Germany Jonathan Sterne, McGill University, Canada Eugene Thacker, The New School, USA Gregory Ulmer, University of Florida, USA Pasi Väliaho, Universitetet i Oslo, Norway Samuel Weber, Northwestern University, USA Mai Wegener, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany Peter Weibel, ZKM Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe, Germany Geoffrey Winthrop-Young, University of British Columbia, Canada Joanna Zylinska, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK
Staff editorial contact: Frankie Mace (FMace@rowman.com)
Contingent Computation: Abstraction, Experience, and Indeterminacy in Computational Aesthetics
M. BEATRICE FAZI
Rowman & Littlefield International • August 2020 • Monograph
Sound Pressure: How Speaker Systems Influence, Manipulate and Torture
TOBY HEYS
Rowman & Littlefield International • July 2019 • Monograph
Recursivity and Contingency
YUK HUI
Rowman & Littlefield International • January 2019 • Monograph
Technotopia: A Media Genealogy of Net Cultures
CLEMENS APPRICH - TRANSLATED BY AILEEN DERIEG
Rowman & Littlefield International • November 2017 • Monograph
The Changing Face of Alterity: Communication, Technology, and Other Subjects
EDITED BY DAVID J. GUNKEL; CIRO MARCONDES FILHO AND DIETER MERSCH
Rowman & Littlefield International • October 2016 • Monograph
Chronopoetics: The Temporal Being and Operativity of Technological Media
WOLFGANG ERNST - TRANSLATED BY ANTHONY ENNS
Rowman & Littlefield International • March 2016 • Textbook
Media After Kittler
EDITED BY ELENI IKONIADOU AND SCOTT WILSON
Rowman & Littlefield International • April 2015 • Monograph
Software Theory: A Cultural and Philosophical Study
FEDERICA FRABETTI
Rowman & Littlefield International • November 2014 • Monograph