This publication is about MACHINE RESEARCH – research on machines, research with machines, and research as a machine. It thus explores machinic perspectives to suggest a situation where the humanities are put into a critical perspective by machine driven ecologies, ontologies and epistemologies of thinking and acting. It aims to engage research and artistic practice that takes into account the new materialist conditions implied by nonhuman techno-ecologies. These include new ontologies and intelligence such as machine learning, machine reading and listening, systems-oriented perspectives to broadcast communication and conflict, the ethics and aesthetics of autonomous systems, and other post-anthropocentric reconsiderations of materiality and infrastructure. … read more

VOLUME 6, ISSUE 1, 2017
Edited by Christian Ulrik Andersen & Geoff Cox
ISSN 2245-7755


Machine Research – Editorial

Machine ontologies and intelligence
Geoff Cox – Ways of Machine Seeing: an introduction
Brian House – Machine Listening: WaveNet, media materialism, and rhythmanalysis
Nathan Jones & Sam Skinner – Absorbing Text: Rereading Speed Reading

Machinic systems of conflict
John Hill – Don’t just sit there shouting at the television, get up and change the channel: a networked model of communication in the cultural politics of debt
Dave Young – Computing War Narratives: The Hamlet Evaluation System in Vietnam

Machine ethics and aesthetics
Maja Bak Herrie- Elusive Borders: Virtual Gravity and the Space-Time of Metadata
Maya Indira Ganesh – Entanglement: Machine learning and human ethics in driver-less car crashes

Post anthropocentric reconsiderations
Abelardo Gil-Fournier – Seeding and Seeing. The inner colonisation of land and vision
Various Authors – Interview with an Etherbox

Image: Reading Wheel (found image on Internet)