New Series Announcement – Recursions

Here’s an exciting new book series from AUP…

New Series Announcement – Recursions

We are proud to announce the launch of a new book series titled Recursions: Theories of Media, Materiality and Cultural Techniques. This Amsterdam University Press series will publish fresh, exciting and important books in media theory. This includes both translations and other volumes that address the core themes outlined below. The editors of this series are Jussi Parikka, Anna Tuschling and Geoffrey Winthrop-Young, and already foresees some significant projects lined up for 2015. The series is supported by a very strong international advisory board. Read below for more information and for contact details.

New Series Announcement

The new book series Recursions: Theories of Media, Materiality, and Cultural Techniques provides a platform for cutting- edge research in the field of media culture studies with a particular focus on the cultural impact of media technology and the materialities of communication. The series aims to be an internationally significant and exciting opening into emerging ideas in media theory ranging from media materialism and hardware-oriented studies to ecology, the post-human, the study of cultural techniques, and recent contributions to media archaeology.

The series revolves around key themes:

The material underpinning of media theory

New advances in media archaeology and media philosophy

Studies in cultural techniques

These themes resonate with some of the most interesting debates in international media studies, where non-representational thought, the technicity of knowledge formations and new materialities expressed through biological and technological developments are changing the vocabularies of cultural theory. The series is also interested in the mediatic conditions of such theoretical ideas and developing them as media theory.

Forthcoming 2015

Sybille Krämer – Medium, Messenger, Transmission: An Approach to Media Philosophy.

Claus Pias – Computer Game Worlds.

Editorial Board

Jussi Parikka (University of Southampton)

Anna Tuschling (Ruhr-Universität Bochum)

Geoffrey Winthrop-Young (University of British Columbia)

Advisory Board:

Wendy Hui Kyong Chun (Brown University, US)

Geert Lovink (Hogeschool van Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

John Durham Peters (University of Iowa, US)

Thomas Y. Levin (Princeton University, US)

Marie-Luise Angerer (University of Arts Cologne, Germany)

Eva Horn (University of Vienna, Austria)

Markus Krajewski (University of Basel, Switzerland)

Erick Felinto (State University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

Adalberto Müller (Federal University of Niterói, UFF, Rio de Janeiro)

Eivind Rösoak (National Library of Norway)

Steven Connor (Cambridge University, UK)

Peter Krapp (UC Irvine, US)

Antje Pfannkuchen (Dickinson College, US)

John Armitage (Winchester School of Art, UK)

Till Heilmann (University of Siegen, Germany)

Isabell Otto (University of Konstanz, Germany)

Astrid Deuber-Mankowsky (University of Bochum, Germany)

Sean Cubitt (Goldsmiths College, London, UK)

Claus Pias (Leuphana University, Germany)

Stefan Rieger (University of Bochum, Germany)

Andrew Murphie (University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia)

Axel Fliethmann (Monash University, Melbourne, Australia)

Yuji Nawata (Chuo University, Tokyo, Japan)

About Virality

Tony D. Sampson is Reader in Digital Culture and Communications at the University of East London. He has a PhD in social-cultural-digital contagion theory from the Sociology Department at the University of Essex. He is a former art student who re-entered higher education in the UK as a mature student in the mid-1990s after a long stint as a gigging musician. His career in education has moved through various disciplines and departments, including a maths and computing faculty, sociology department and school of digital media and design His publications include The Spam Book, coedited with Jussi Parikka (Hampton Press, 2009), Virality: Contagion Theory in the Age of Networks (University of Minnesota Press, 2012), The Assemblage Brain: Sense Making in Neuroculture (University of Minnesota Press, 2016), Affect and Social Media (Rowman and Littlefield, July 2018) and The Sleepwalker's Guide to Social Media (due 2020 with Polity Press). Tony is the organizer and host of the Affect and Social Media conferences in the UK (see archive on this blog). As a co-founder and co-director of the public engagement initiatives, Club Critical Theory (CCT) and the Cultural Engine Research Group (CERG), Tony has been project lead on a number of funded projects that bring impactful critical theories into the community and local political sphere to approach. These activities have included large conferences, symposia and informal lectures/workshops in pubs and community centres, co-organized with community groups and local authorities. Tony occasionally blogs at: Full academic profile:
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