Jussi Parikka

Jussi Parikka is a media the­or­ist, writer and Pro­fess­or in Tech­no­lo­gic­al Cul­ture & Aes­thet­ics at Winchester School of Art (Uni­ver­sity of Southamp­ton). Parikka has a PhD in Cul­tur­al His­tory from the Uni­ver­sity of Turku, Fin­land and in addi­tion, he is Docent of Digit­al Cul­ture The­ory at the Uni­ver­sity of Turku, Fin­land.

Parikka has pub­lished widely on digit­al cul­ture, media the­ory and visu­al cul­ture. His work on media archae­ology has gathered a lot of pos­it­ive inter­na­tion­al atten­tion and awards. Parikka’s books include (Koneop­pi, in Finnish, on “cul­tur­al the­ory in the age of digit­al machines”) and his Digit­al Con­ta­gions: A Media Archae­ology of Com­puter Vir­uses was pub­lished by Peter Lang (2007, 2nd. edi­tion forth­com­ing 2016). Parikka’s Insect Media (2010) won the 2012 Anne Fried­berg award for Innov­at­ive Schol­ar­ship (Soci­ety for Cinema and Media Stud­ies). The third part of the media eco­logy tri­logy, A Geo­logy of Media, came out in 2015 with Uni­ver­sity of Min­nesota Press as well.

The co-edited col­lec­tion The Spam Book: On Vir­uses, Porn, and Oth­er Anom­alies from the Dark Side of Digit­al Cul­ture was pub­lished by Hamp­ton Press (2009), and Media Archae­ology came out with Uni­ver­sity of Cali­for­nia Press ( 2011). The work on media archae­ology was con­tin­ued in Parikka’s 2012 mono­graph What is Media Archae­ology? In 2013 he a edited col­lec­tion of Wolfgang Ern­st-writ­ings, Digit­al Memory and the Archive.

Recently Parikka also wro­te the short book­let, The Anthrob­scene (2014).