PRITCHARD, Helen; ROCHA, Jara; SNELTING, Femke. Figurations of Timely Extraction. Media Theory, [S.l.], v. 4, n. 2, p. 159-188, dec. 2020. ISSN 2557-826X. Available at: <http://journalcontent.mediatheoryjournal.org/index.php/mt/article/view/123>.
Vol 4 No 2 (2020): Mediating Presents | Media Theory (mediatheoryjournal.org)
The contributions to the special issue see time not as a neutral backdrop to, but as actively constituted by and constitutive of, (digital) media, and develop broad understandings of both media and the temporality of the present/present temporalities. The special issue develops theoretically informed and engaged understandings of digital media presents, drawing from and expanding a range of theoretical traditions, including feminist, queer and anti-racist theory, science and technology studies, media theory, philosophy and cultural theory.
Pritchard, Rocha and Snelting build on a mixed methodology combining ethnography with practice-based experimentations with game engines and 4D earth modelling software to untangle the complex worldings that emerge parallel to, yet irreducible to, the logics of contemporary extractivist capitalism, and outline affirmative modes for understanding timely extraction differently through complexity and alliance.