Kirsten Seale is Senior Researcher in the School of Media and Communication, RMIT University. Previously, she was a Fellow at the University of Texas at Austin. Her current research considers obsolescence, archival practices, and how cultural production engages with notions of refuse and waste.
EditorialTaking our cue from one of the original theorists of waste, Walter Benjamin, and his exhortation to read “the rags, the refuse” of culture, this issue of M/C Journal aims to reconsider what we throw away, what we leave behind, what we do not value. The range of responses to our call for participants in this conversation testifies not only to the ubiquity of waste in contemporary...Read more