Dr Grant Bollmer

BA (Hons), MA WFU, PhD UNC
Lecturer

A20 - John Woolley Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone 9351 2308

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Biographical details

Dr Grant Bollmer arrived at the University of Sydney in 2013. His research examines the culture, history, and theory of digital media, especially as it relates to intersections between technology, information storage, economics, citizenship, and the history of science and medicine.

Dr Bollmer is currently working on three projects. The first, Inhuman Networks: Social Media and the Archaeology of Connection, examines the history networks and how it relates the contemporary relationship between social media, identity, and the governance of individual conduct. The second, How to Think About the Materiality of Media, is an introduction to and reframing of materialist theories of technology, the body, and the political. The third examines the production of affective and non-affective bodies in social media, videogames, digital animation, surveillance, and the history of psychology and psychoanalysis.

Research interests

  • Digital media
  • Media theory
  • Media archaeology
  • Embodiment and affect
  • The political economy of new media
  • The history of science, medicine, and psychology
  • Cultural theory and continental philosophy

In the media

PhD and master's project opportunities

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Bollmer, G. (2015). Technobiological Traffic: Networks, Bodies, and the Management of Vitality. In Marion Naser-Lather, Christoph Neubert (Eds.), Traffic: Media as Infrastructures and Cultural Practices, (pp. 117-135). Leiden: Brill. [More Information]

Journals

  • Bollmer, G. (2016). Infrastructural Temporalities: Facebook and the Differential Time of Data Management. Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies, 30(1), 20-31. [More Information]
  • Bollmer, G. (2015). Fragile Storage, Digital Futures. Journal of Contemporary Archaeology, 2(1), 66-72. [More Information]
  • Guinness, K., Bollmer, G. (2015). Marina Abramović Doesn't Feel Like You. Feral Feminisms, 3(Winter), 40-55. [More Information]
  • Bollmer, G. (2015). Technological Materiality and Assumptions about 'Active' Human Agency. Digital Culture and Society, 1(1), 95-110. [More Information]
  • Bollmer, G. (2014). Big Data, Small Media. Cultural Studies Review, 20(2), 266-277.
  • Bollmer, G. (2014). Pathologies of Affect: The 'New Wounded' and the Politics of Ontology. Cultural Studies, 28(2), 299-326. [More Information]
  • Bollmer, G. (2013). Millions Now Living Will Never Die: Cultural Anxieties About the Afterlife of Information. The Information Society, 29(3), 142-151. [More Information]
  • Bollmer, G. (2013). Review of: McKenzie "Wark's Telesthesia: Communication, Culture & Class". Media International Australia, 147, 177.
  • Bollmer, G. (2012). Demanding Connectivity: The Performance of 'True' Identity and the Politics of Social Media. JOMEC Journal, Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies, 1, 1-13.
  • Bollmer, G. (2011). Community as a Financial Network: Mortgages, Citizenship, and Connectivity. Democratic Communique, 24, 39-56.
  • Bollmer, G. (2011). Virtuality in Systems of Memory: Toward an Ontology of Collective Memory, Ritual, and the Technological. Memory Studies, 4(4), 450-464. [More Information]
  • Bollmer, G. (2010). Review Essay: Not Understanding the Network? A Review of Four Contemporary Works. The Communication Review, 13(3), 243-260.

2016

  • Bollmer, G. (2016). Infrastructural Temporalities: Facebook and the Differential Time of Data Management. Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies, 30(1), 20-31. [More Information]

2015

  • Bollmer, G. (2015). Fragile Storage, Digital Futures. Journal of Contemporary Archaeology, 2(1), 66-72. [More Information]
  • Guinness, K., Bollmer, G. (2015). Marina Abramović Doesn't Feel Like You. Feral Feminisms, 3(Winter), 40-55. [More Information]
  • Bollmer, G. (2015). Technobiological Traffic: Networks, Bodies, and the Management of Vitality. In Marion Naser-Lather, Christoph Neubert (Eds.), Traffic: Media as Infrastructures and Cultural Practices, (pp. 117-135). Leiden: Brill. [More Information]
  • Bollmer, G. (2015). Technological Materiality and Assumptions about 'Active' Human Agency. Digital Culture and Society, 1(1), 95-110. [More Information]

2014

  • Bollmer, G. (2014). Big Data, Small Media. Cultural Studies Review, 20(2), 266-277.
  • Bollmer, G. (2014). Pathologies of Affect: The 'New Wounded' and the Politics of Ontology. Cultural Studies, 28(2), 299-326. [More Information]

2013

  • Bollmer, G. (2013). Millions Now Living Will Never Die: Cultural Anxieties About the Afterlife of Information. The Information Society, 29(3), 142-151. [More Information]
  • Bollmer, G. (2013). Review of: McKenzie "Wark's Telesthesia: Communication, Culture & Class". Media International Australia, 147, 177.

2012

  • Bollmer, G. (2012). Demanding Connectivity: The Performance of 'True' Identity and the Politics of Social Media. JOMEC Journal, Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies, 1, 1-13.

2011

  • Bollmer, G. (2011). Community as a Financial Network: Mortgages, Citizenship, and Connectivity. Democratic Communique, 24, 39-56.
  • Bollmer, G. (2011). Virtuality in Systems of Memory: Toward an Ontology of Collective Memory, Ritual, and the Technological. Memory Studies, 4(4), 450-464. [More Information]

2010

  • Bollmer, G. (2010). Review Essay: Not Understanding the Network? A Review of Four Contemporary Works. The Communication Review, 13(3), 243-260.

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