I’m very pleased to post a catalog of my exhibition I am the Animal (Tufts University 2012). The catalogue includes an introduction by Amy Schlegel, an essay by media theorist Jussi Parikka and an essay that I wrote about the work.
Please click on this link to read the essays and see the pictures. I-Am-The-Animal.
Jussi’s book Insect Media won the Society for Cinema and Media Anne Friedberg award in 2012. This review by Jacob Gaboury was published in Rhizome in 2011.
Radical Ethology: Jussi Parikka’s Insect Media
In a fundamental sense, technology is deeply non-human. While we might apply a humanist logic to the function and workings of technological systems, and view technological objects as extensions of the human body and its capacity for adaptive prosthesis, the very purpose of technology is to be that which the human is not or to achieve that which the human could not otherwise do. As such, technology exists beyond the humanist understanding of the individual, the body, and the subject, particularly in contemporary network culture in which technology is in part transformed from concrete and material objects into molecular, adaptive, and often invisible systems. Much as with the animal world, technology seems to suggest a mode of communication and media beyond that of human language, a mode of being or becoming that exceeds our own.
Click here to download the full article as a PDF.