Professor Jussi Parikka is a Finnish media theorist who works at the Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton. Parikka is also the director of the new research group, AMT – short for Archaeologies of Media and Technology. He has written on media archaeology, network culture and contemporary media arts and his most recent books include:
A Geology of Media (2015), the 2nd updated edition of Digital Contagions: A Media Archaeology of Computer Viruses (2016) and the co-edited volume Across and Beyond: a transmediale Reader on Post-Digital Practices, Concepts and Institutions (2016). More information at jussiparikka.net/.
Hidden in Plain Sight: The Steganographic Image
Who knows what went into an image, what it includes and what it hides? This is not merely a question of fine art historical importance of materials, or even media historical intrigue of chemistry but one of steganography - hiding another meaningful pattern, perhaps a message, in data; inside text or an image.