Series edited by M. Beatrice Fazi and Eleni Ikoniadou
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.