The Logistics of Media
Extending vital histories of transportation and communication, this book explores mediation's long dance with logistics. Media are not static: they form via the coordinated movement of materials, the calculating logics of supply chains, and the dynamic activities of networks. Assembly Codes gathers top thinkers who unfurl new paths for understanding media and logistics and boldly confront issues of difference, geopolitics, and planetary resources in the process. -- Lisa Parks, Distinguished Professor of Film & Media Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara In this exciting volume, leading and innovative scholars outline how logistics brings about new ways of seeing, imagining, and engaging the world as well as the ways in which logistics and media technologies underpin each other. Unparalleled in its conceptual richness and empirical diversity, Assembly Codes makes a major contribution to scholarly debates about logistics and will shape research to come. -- Deborah Cowen, author of * The Deadly Life of Logistics: Mapping Violence in Global Trade * Assembly Codes addresses a remarkably broad range of logistical and media technologies, with global colonialism and capitalist exploitation at the heart of much of its inquiry. . . . AssemblyCodes presents a host of rich possibilities for interdisciplinary conversation around media, logistics, governance, and the afterlives of data and information that will support vibrant ongoing inquiry. -- Hannah Hopkins * E3W Review of Books * [Assembly Codes]s topically diverse but thematically cohesive contents are broadly accessible and relevant to library, archives, and information workers. Essays range from philosophical to nuts-and-bolts and span analyses rooted in performance studies, media theory, African Studies, and more. -- Lynne Stahl * College & Research Libraries * All of us are intimately bound to the histories, processes, and oppressions described in Assembly Codes, and it is to the editors and authors extreme credit that they managed to explore the intricacies of such a fact while maintaining and promoting hope for a better tomorrow. -- Jennessa Hester * H-Sci-Med-Tech, H-Net Reviews *
Matthew Hockenberry is Assistant Professor of Communication and Media Studies at Fordham University. Nicole Starosielski is Associate Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University. Susan Zieger is Professor of English at the University of California, Riverside. John Durham Peters is Maria Rosa Menocal Professor of English and of Film and Media Studies at Yale University.