Face off with dead media technologies at the Media Archaeological
Face off with dead media technologies at the Media Archaeological Fundus (c) Samir Bhowmik 2017

I was invited by Dr. Wolfgang Ernst (Professor of Media Theory) to conduct post-doctoral research (2017-18) at the Institute for Musicology and Media Studies, Humboldt University Berlin. The research topic closely follows my doctoral dissertation, and expands into the materiality of digital memory: “The Museum is the Message: An Archaeology of Power, Media and Materiality of Digital Heritage”. The study aims to address the ecological impact of digital heritage on cultural memory. It seeks to understand the wider context of memory institutions such as museums and archives, their user communities and the memory they foster as based in media infrastructures, energy and material resources.