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Media hysteresis: persistence through change

@inproceedings{Thophanidis2016MediaHP,
  title={Media hysteresis: persistence through change},
  author={Philippe Th{\'e}ophanidis and Ghislain Thibault},
  year={2016}
}
For media scholars, locating the old in the new helps to debunk the inflation around the “newness” of contemporary media. Several approaches have been put to work in the exploration of these multiple temporalities within media: remediation, media revival, residual media, media archeology. In this article, we explore another temporal concept—hysteresis—as a way to think through the folding of time within and across media. The first part of the article presents a theoretical overview of the… 

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