chapter  7
17 Pages

The Underpinning Time

From digital memory to network microtemporality
WithJussi Parikka

This chapter draws on Wolfgang Ernst’s media theory and argues for a way to look at digital memory through microtemporal operations of the network. This leads into an analysis of some technical components of Internet infrastructure and how such components and ideas were also producing an alternative sense of how the “public” was to emerge in infrastructures of data networks. The text deals with issues of network politics and time in ways that contribute to the discussion of digital memory in the context of media archaeology too.