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See detail(De)Habituation Histories: How to Re-Sensitize Media Historians
Fickers, Andreas UL; Van den Oever, Annie

in Hall, Nick; Ellis, John (Eds.) Hands-On Media History: A New Methodology in the Humanities and Social Sciences (2019)

In line with our earlier work, we will take the material object – the technological device – and, more specifically, the sensorial and experiential dimensions expressed in media use as a point of ... [more ▼]

In line with our earlier work, we will take the material object – the technological device – and, more specifically, the sensorial and experiential dimensions expressed in media use as a point of departure for our reflections. Why would the sensorial and experiential dimensions of media use be a relevant point of departure for such reflections? And, by extension: why would such reflections help to theoretically frame media newness? The answer, as we will argue, is that the (media) technologies used for communication and information purposes work quite differently on users than, for instance, technologies of transportation. Media technologies stand out amongst the broad range of technologies used by humans, such as trains, aeroplanes and elevators in as far as media technologies typically use representation as a means. As such, they affect users in a very specific way, quite different from trains and aeroplanes. Moreover, media technologies stand out among the media such as language because of their technical make-up, as Kittler has convingingly argued; for this reason, he labeled media technologies, somewhat tautologically as he would admit, “technical media”. In Part 3, we will first discuss the concept of “technical media” to address the question of why and how media technologies require special treatment in both media and technology research in terms of the traces they leave in representation – with considerable implications for the user experience. Next, in Part 4, we will address the question as to why the sensorial effects created by technical media would typically be accompanied by a distinct experiential dimension and why this would help create the famous cyclical effects in the history of media use. In Parts 5 and 6, then, we will discuss the implications for media historiographical research. [less ▲]

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See detailDoing Experimental Media Archaeology. Epistemological and Methodological Reflections on Experiments with Historical Objects of Media Technologies
Fickers, Andreas UL; van den Oever, Annie

in Goodall, Mark; Roberts, Ben (Eds.) New Media Archaeologies (2018)

The aim of this chapter is to outline experimental media archaeology as an alternative method to a sense and object-oriented technology and media historiography. The epistemological potential of an object ... [more ▼]

The aim of this chapter is to outline experimental media archaeology as an alternative method to a sense and object-oriented technology and media historiography. The epistemological potential of an object and sense-oriented experimental access to the fijield of the history of media and technology will be discussed here on the basis of experiences in the history of science and historically informed music performances. The heart of the chapter is formed by a discussion of a series of media archaeological experiments executed by the authors in search for alternative ways to draft historical statements on past media practices. In these experiments, they focus on the materiality of past-media devices, beyond their function as sign and evidence of the past, and on the heuristic possibilities offfered by an experimental approach to these devices. [less ▲]

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See detailPer un’archeologia dei media sperimentale. Note epistemologiche e metodologiche sugli esperimenti con le tecnologie mediali del passato
Fickers, Andreas UL; van den Oever, Annie

in Fidotta, Guiseppe; Mariani, Andrea (Eds.) Plexus 1: Archeologia dei media Temporalità, materia, tecnologia. (2018)

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See detailExperimental Media Archaeology: A Plea for New Directions
Fickers, Andreas UL; van den Oever, Annie

in Van den Oever, Annie (Ed.) Techné / Technology. Researching Cinema and Media Technologies - Their development, Use, and Impact (2013)

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