Dr Jussi Parikka
Dr Jussi ParikkaOCR Board Member
Jussi Parikka is media theorist, writer and Reader in Media & Design at Winchester School of Art (University ofSouthampton). Parikka has a PhD in Cultural History from the University of Turku, Finland and in addition, he is Docent of Digital Culture Theory at the same University. Parikka is also a Senior Fellow at the Winchester Centre for Global Futures in Art Design & Media.

Parikka’s books include Koneoppi, (2004, in Finnish) and  Digital Contagions: A Media Archaeology of Computer Viruses is published by Peter Lang, New York, Digital Formations-series (2007). The recently published  Insect Media: An Archaeology of Animals and Technology (2010) won the Society for Cinema and Media Studies 2012 Anne Friedberg Prize for Innovative Scholarship. The co-edited collection The Spam Book: On Viruses, Porn, and Other Anomalies from the Dark Side of Digital Culture is published by Hampton Press (2009), and Media Archaeology: Approaches, Applications, Implications came out with University of California Press (2011). In addition, the edited collection Medianatures: The Materiality of Information Technology and Electronic Waste is out in the recent Living Books About Life-project (Open Humanities Press, 2011). His most recent monograph is What is Media Archaeology? (Polity, 2012), and he also edited a collection of Wolfgang Ernst’s writings for University of Minnesota Press: Digital Memory and the Archive (2013).

Parikka is a frequent speaker in international universities as well as media, arts and critical theory festivals, and he has delivered invited talks at various universities around the world. He blogs at http://jussiparikka.net.