Retours critiques sur l'archéologie des médias: Un entretien avec Wolfgang Ernst: Critical Reactions on Media Archaeology: An interview with Wolfgang Ernst

Elodie Roy

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At first sight, the term seems uniform, whole; nevertheless “media archaeology” contains several
forms, fields, thoughts, even several origins – its history composed of fractures and frictions.
Doubtless, it should always be discussed using the plural. Through this interview with the
German theorist Wolfgang Ernst, Professor and Director of the Institute of Musicology and Media
Studies at Humboldt University (Berlin), an indefatigable advocate of “radical media archaeology”, I wanted to return to - and delve deeper into - some aspects of an evolving discipline.
The first step involves providing a “snapshot” or inventory of research in media archaeology,
to retrace the origins, the most salient lines, issues and methodologies. It is also appropriate
to offer a reflection on media archaeology as an area of interdisciplinary and “undisciplined”
experimentation, suturing the laboratory, studio and amphitheatre.
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)14-27
Number of pages14
JournalCahier Louis Lumière
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes

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