Series edited by Eleni Ikoniadou and Scott Wilson
In the 21st century it is evident that the most significant events of the world are media events – not least in the sense that in the age of ubiquitous computational media, the very notion of mediation is transformed along with the world. Given this, it is surprising that there has been little sustained attempt to think these fundamental changes and the ‘eventness’ of media philosophically, that is to say beyond simply calculating its social and economic costs and benefits within the immediate horizon established by media and cultural studies.
This series seeks to transform thinking about media by inciting a turn towards Media Philosophy. We invite rigorous and yet adventurous investigations and speculations on existing and new modes and forms of mediation.
Media Philosophy showcases the ‘transcontinental’ work of established and emerging thinkers whose work enlivens the Continental tradition that provides much of its conceptual armoury, even as it confronts, in different ways, the complex challenges of its own environment; that is an environment traversed by global communications that are always on the threshold of transformation by the events of media. 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.
The series welcomes proposals for monographs and well-curated edited collections that pioneer new directions of inquiry.