The following readings are recommended readings for this unit. They form background material that will be discussed in class and can serve as the basis for your writing and research for final assignments.
Walter Benjamin, Theses on the Philosophy of History http://www.sfu.ca/~andrewf/CONCEPT2.html
Kate Lawless, (2013) “Unrecyclable Times: The Traumatic Topographies of Global Capitalism in W.G. Sebald’s Austerlitz,” The Word Hoard: Vol. 1: Iss. 2, Article 9. Available at: http://ir.lib.uwo.ca/wordhoard/vol1/iss2/9
Jacques Derrida, “Archive Fever: A Freudian Impression.” Diacritics vol. 25, No. 2 (Summer, 1995), pp. 9-63.
William Uricchio, The Algorithmic Turn, http://web.mit.edu/uricchio/Public/pdfs/pdfs/Algorithmic_Turn.pdf
Friedrich Kittler. The History of Communication Media. CTheory 1996http://www.ctheory.net/articles.aspx?id=45
CTheory: “Archeologies of Media Art: Jussi Parikka in conversation with Garnet Hertz” http://www.ctheory.net/articles.aspx?id=631
Wendy Hui Kyong Chun, “The Enduring Ephemeral, or the Future is a Memory” Critical Inquiry 35 (Autumn 2008): 148-171.
Flueckiger, Barbara. “Material properties of historical film in the digital age,” #2 Autumn 2012 ‘Tangibility’ NECSUS_European Journal of Media Studieshttp://www.necsus-ejms.org/material-properties-of-historical-film-in-the-digital-age/
Hal Foster, “An Archival Impulse” October 110 (Fall 2004): 3-22.
Vesna, on Overflow, Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2007, ix-xx.
David Clark’s A is Apple; 88 Constellations for Wittgenstein www.chemicalpictures.net.