In relation to the Ph.D. workshop we are developing a list of suggested readings. Rather than providing a compendium we are suggesting a few texts, and encouraging participants in this blog to add references (short statements, indicating the reason for choosing the text, are welcome).

The list will start with suggested readings from the invited participants. Please continue the list as you please:

Andersen, Christian Ulrik & Pold, Søren. “Is There A Conceptual Gap Between Art And Business?”, ISEA 2011, Istanbul, 2011.

Andersen, Christian Ulrik & Pold. Søren: “Digital Art and Culture After Industry?Public Interfaces. Eds. Andersen, C.U., Cox, G. & Lund, J. Vol. 1.1. (Aarhus: Digital Aesthetics Research Centre, 2011, p. 19.)

Bazzichelli, Tatiana
Breinbjerg, Morten

Cox, Geoff, & Sützl, Wolfgang, eds. Creating Insecurity: Art and Culture in the Age of Security, New York: Autonomedia, 2009. Available at

Cox, Geoff. “Virtual Suicide as Decisive Political Act”, in Sutzl & Hug, eds. Biopolitics and Activist Media, University of Innsbruck Press, 2011 (forthcoming). Available at

Gansing, Kristoffer
Murphie, Andrew

Parikka, Jussi. Digital Contagions. A Media Archaeology of Computer Viruses, New York: Peter Lang, 2007).

Parikka, Jussi, & Sampson, Tony D. The Spam Book: On Viruses, Porn, and Other Anomalies from the Dark Side of Digital Culture (Cresskill: Hampton Press, 2009).

Parikka, Jussi. Insect Media: An Archaeology of Animals and Technology (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2010)

Parikka, Jussi, & Huhtamo, Erkki, eds. Media Archaeology. Approaches, Applications, Implications (Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2011).

Sollfrank, Cornelia, & Brown, Lindsay. “Who is Afraid of Artistic Research?” in Art & Research: a journal of ideas, contexts and methods, vol. 2, no. 2 (Spring 2009). Available at [also contains numerous links to other texts]

Terranova, Tiziana. Network Culture: Politics for the Information Age (London: Pluto Press, 2004). [the book can be found at]

Zielinski, Siegfried. Variantology/Archaeology of the Media, book series, PDFs of 4 volumes available at




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