about What Is A Media Lab
Tuesday 24 May 2016
Prof. Jussi Parikka about A Laboratory Fever, lecture Tuesday 24 May, 16hrs. This talk is part of the larger research and book project with his colleagues Lori Emerson and Darren Wershler, and most of their research process is documented on the What is a Media Lab-website.
In her historical contextualisation of the laboratory (“The Laboratory Challenge”), Ursula Klein puts it in rather clear terms: the laboratory was not merely a place of pure science and before the institutionalisation of the site since the 19th century as part of the scientific set up, it had many artisanal connotations as well.
A program presented in cooperation with Universiteit Utrecht, Institute for Cultural Inquiries and Universiteit van Amsterdam, Mediastudies
Listen here to Jussi Parikka’s lecture, recorded by Mariela Cantú