Old movie reels. Photo: Sved Oliver © Mostphotos
"While Ernst advocated for thinking about media objects suspended from time and separate from context to get to the bottom of their mechanisms and functions (...), Huhtamo advanced a more culturally-situated reading of the object at hand (...) through “topos study,” by tracing recurring motifs and clichés and how their meanings have changed over time", Domitor contributor Hugo Ljungbäck remembers as he looks back at the Media Matter conference at Stockholm University last year. Photo: Sved Oliver © Mostphotos

Read more: Media Matter: Media-Archaeological Research and Artistic Practice

In his opening remarks Stockholm University research fellow Doron Galili "suggested that part of media archaeology’s unique position at the intersection of scholarly and artistic production is its ability to engage publics beyond the academy", and accessibility was a concern that resurfaced in various ways across several papers Hugo Ljungbäck writes in his notes from the conference.

Read the full Domitor report here