Rummaging Around in the Attic of Culture

I enjoyed reading and mulling over this piece by Sara Perry about the intersections of media archaeology and archaeology. The issues she discusses–digital scholarship and expertise, collaboration and participatory cultures, and incorporating media into the way archaeologists do, report, and present research–are all part of what initially drew me to certain fields within/ways of doing archaeology (namely industrial archaeology, community-based participatory research, and contemporary archaeology). As Perry notes, however, there hasn’t really been any cross-fertilization between media archaeology and archaeology (though she and colleague Colleen Morgan seek to remedy with their new project).

In this post I want to think through some of the existing and potential future connections between archaeology, media archaeology, and digital knowledge.

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