The Research and Academic Program presents “When is This?”: Brian Michael Murphy on Media Archaeology and Preservation.
This is the first of a series of four episodes of In the Foreground focused on sound, media, and art, hosted by Caitlin Woolsey, Manton Postdoctoral Fellow for the Research and Academic Program at the Clark Art Institute. Woolsey speaks with Brian Michael Murphy, a writer and media archaeologist who is a faculty member in media studies at Bennington College. Murphy explores intersections between race and the materiality of media, and examines how media technologies—from taxidermy to photography archives and the preservation of big data infrastructure—represent and reshape human experience.
Brian Michael Murphy is a media archaeologist, poet, and essayist, as well as a faculty member in media studies at Bennington College. Murphy’s work examines how media technologies, from taxidermy to digital photography archives, represent and reshape human experience. Research interests span media preservation, race theory, visual culture, digitization, and hip hop studies, and he blogs about film, music, and media technology for the Kenyon Review. His nonfiction book We the Dead: Preserving Media at the End of the World is forthcoming from University of North Carolina.
This episode launches on Tuesday, March 9. For more information and to listen to the episode, check clarkart.edu/rap/podcast, iTunes, Spotify, and anywhere else you listen to podcasts.