media, information, the contemporary

Publications

  • Capture All: A Sonic Investigation

      We are happy to share the publication of a special issue of Disclaimer, co-edited by Laura McLean and Mehak Sawhney, with a focus on sonic creative practices from India and Australia. It has been collaboratively published by Liquid Architecture, Melbourne, and Sarai-CSDS, Delhi. The collection of artworks can be found here: https://disclaimer.org.au/contents/capture-all This collection…

  • Technopharmacology

    Ravi Sundaram’s new book ‘Technopharmacology’ published by Meson Press (co-authors Aleena Chia, Joshua Neves, Susanna Paasonen). Technopharmacology is a modest call to expand media theoretical inquiry by attending to the biological, neurological, and pharmacological dimensions of media and centers on emergent affinities between big data and big pharma. It is available here.

  • BioScope Volume 13 Issue 1, June 2022

    We’re happy to announce the publication of BioScope vol. 13. no. 1. The new issue of Bioscope has a special section on Media in the Pandemic. Pallavi Paul considers the media form of viral analysis, and different types of information-gathering and speculation that challenge the authority of medical expertise; Anirban Baishya looks at drone use during lockdown and the death-ravaged…

  • BioScope Volume 12 Issue 1-2, June & December 2021

    We’re happy to announce the publication of BioScope vol. 12. no. 1-2. The Keywords Issue marks 10 years of BioScope: South Asian Screen Studies. We first conceived of this special issue in 2018 when we were nearing our 10th anniversary. At the time, the editorial group sought a celebratory stock-taking – a means of noting the…

  • BioScope Volume 11 Issue 2, December 2020

    We’re happy to announce the publication of BioScope vol. 11. no. 2. ‘Can I share my screen?’ asks someone in a meeting. They fumble with the buttons. We move from a close shot of their face, inside the contours of their domestic background, and arrive jerkily onto their desktop. In the foreground is their presentation, hastily…

  • Capture All: A Sonic Investigation – Result and Cohort

    Capture All: A Sonic Investigation Cohort We are delighted to announce the six participants of Capture All: A Sonic Investigation – Aasma Tulika, Joel Spring, Shareeka Helalludin, Suvani Suri, Thomas Smith and Uzma Falak. This project is a collaboration between Liquid Architecture (Melbourne) and Sarai (Delhi), supported by the Australia Council for the Arts. AASMA…

  • Lives of Data: Essays on Computational Cultures from India

    We are excited to announce the publication of “Lives of Data: Essays on Computational Cultures from India” with the Institute of Network Cultures, Amsterdam. It is available for download in ePub and PDF formats, and for print-on-demand orders: https://networkcultures.org/blog/publication/lives-of-data-essays-on-computational-cultures-from-india/ Lives of Data emerged from research projects and workshops at the Sarai programme, Centre for the…

  • BioScope Volume 11 Issue 1, June 2020

    We’re happy to announce the publication of BioScope vol. 11. no. 1. This special issue is a step towards mapping a different landscape. It features filmmakers from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Pakistan working in fiction and, in a few instances, documentary cinema, with feature-length and short films. The focus and scope are…

  • Call for Applications – Capture All: A Sonic Investigation

    About Capture All: A Sonic Investigation How might experimental practices of sound and listening be mobilised as resources for understanding and intervening in questions of power, capture, and extraction? What aesthetic and political possibilities emerge by investigating sonic practices in relation to both domestic and urban space and their network interfaces? Throughout 2021, Liquid Architecture…

  • BioScope Volume 10 Issue 2, December 2019

    We’re happy to announce the publication of BioScope vol. 10. no. 2. This issue of Bioscope explores the televisual, whereby the mission of television goes beyond the medium and becomes a central node of information and cultural flows in the nation. Expanding on the notion of television, with its historical antecedents in print, radio, cinema and…