Keywords for Studying Media, Culture & Information

An Index



A keyword is a word to be studied. Within cultural studies there is a tradition (started by Raymond Williams) to collect and interrogate words that are undergoing dramatic changes in meaning. He examined them through a method of cultural analysis which is now known as “keywording” which involves identifying significant words through selection. Williams himself examined over a 100 words in his two editions of Keywords: A Vocabulary of Culture and Society (1976; 1983). What it is important to note is that these collections are neither dictionary definitions nor merely a list of “important” words.

A keyword is a research concern. At first glance a word like culture would seem to have a self-evident meaning. But if you examine its past and the words we use to articulate its meaning today, it no longer has the meaning it once had. Why? Finding out the answer requires some research. In fact, the words Williams chose to analyze (media, culture, community, etc.) are often used as the basis for articulating research questions in media, culture and information studies. And to Williams’ point, their meanings are still shifting as they come into contact with other words under transformation. For example: new media, algorithmic culture, online community.

This page curates over two decades of keywords texts written in books and special issues of journals. While this list focuses on keywords, it also includes some important concepts for media studies students at the University of Amsterdam. Additionally, there are other keywords related projects that might be of interest but are not accessible via the UvA library, including Connectedness: An Incomplete Encyclopedia of the Anthropocene and Words of Weather: A Glossary.


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Version 2 of the Index contains approximately 400 items (100 more than the original version). The index was created by Steve Jankowski at the University of Amsterdam Media Studies Department in 2023. It is specifically designed for media studies students at UvA.

Influences: In addition to being informed by Raymond Williams' keywords, this index was also inspired by the Meme Studies Index, The Cyberfeminism Index, The Cryptosyllabus, and the The Feminist Finance Syllabus. As well, my thinking about keywords started when I first read Ted Striphas's keyword article algorithmic culture and asking Nicholas John a question at his ICA presentation about sharing as a keyword.

Colophon: The fonts used are Wremena (Typefaces of the Temporary State), Jost (Indestructible Type), and Petrona (Glyph Co.).


KeywordAccessListYear AuthorsPublication
Abstraction 2004 McKenzie Wark A Hacker
Manifesto
Abuse 2021 Sarah T. Roberts Uncertain
Archives
Access 2017 Elizabeth Ellcessor Keywords for
Media Studies
Activism 2014 Guobin Yang Digital
Keywords
Aesthetics 2017 Lev Manovich Keywords for
Media Studies
Aesthetics 2018Cassandra Hartblay &
Joseph D. Hankins &
Melissa L. Caldwell
Keywords for
Ethnography
& Design
Affect 2017 Carrie A. Rentschler Keywords for
Media Studies
Affect 2021 Marika Cifor Uncertain
Archives
Affective
Networks
2010 Jodi Dean Mediatropes
Affective
Publics
2019 Margreth Luenenborg Affective
Societies
Affective
Publics
2015 Zizi Papacharissi Information,
Communication
& Society
Affective
Turn
2018 Heather Hauser Posthuman
Glossary
Affordances 2017 Jenny L. Davis &
James B. Chouinard
Big Data
& Society
Affordances 2022 Alexander Ronzhyn &
Ana Sofia Cardenal &
Albert Batlle Rubio
New Media
& Society
Affordances
of Social Media
2018 Tania Bucher &
Anne Helmond
The SAGE
Handbook of
Social Media
Afrofuturism 2018 Ramon Amaro Posthuman
Glossary
Alienation 2018 James Williams Posthuman
Glossary
Algorithm 2008 Andrew Goffey Software
Studies
Algorithm 2016 Tarleton Gillespie Digital
Keywords
Algorithm 2014 Ted Striphas European
Journal of
Cultural Studies
Algorithmic
Content
Moderation
2021 Robert Gorwa &
Reuben Binns &
Christian Katzenbach
Big Data
& Society
Algorithmic
Culture
2015Ted StriphasEuropean
Journal of
Cultural Studies
Algorithmic
Governmentality
2022 Antoinette Rouvroy &
Goda Klumbytė
More
Posthuman
Glossary
Algorithmic
Governance
2019Christian Katzenbach &
Lena Ulbricht
Internet Policy
Review
Algorithmic
Imaginary
2016 Tania Bucher Information,
Communication
& Society
Algorithmic
Racism
2021Alana LentinUncertain
Archives
Algorithmic
Studies
2018 David Theo Goldberg &
Jenna Ng
Posthuman
Glossary
Apps &
Infrastructures
2019 Carolin Gerlitz &
Anne Helmond &
David B. Nieborg &
Fernando N. van der Vlist
Computational
Culture
Appropriation 2017 Beretta E. Smith-Shomade Keywords for
Media Studies
Anthropocene 2018 Jussi Parikka Posthuman
Glossary
Analog 2008 Derek Robinson Software
Studies
Analog 2014 Jonathan Sterne Digital
Keywords
Anonymity 2017 Götz Bachmann &
Michi Knecht &
Andreas Wittel
Ephemera
Art 2018 Tom Holert Posthuman
Glossary
Art 2010 Johanna Drucker Critical
Terms for
Media Studies
Artificial
Intelligence
2018 Luciana Parisi Posthuman
Glossary
Artificial
Intelligence
2018 Mathias Fuchs &
Ramón Reichert
Digital Culture
& Society
Artificial
Intelligence
2020 Bendedetta Brevini Big Data
& Society
Artificial
Intelligence
Nationalism
2021 Mehtab KhanA New
AI Lexicon
Archive 2014 Katherine D. Harris Digital
Keywords
Archive 2006 Mike Featherstone Theory, Culture
& Society
Assemblage 2017 J. Macgregor Wise Keywords for
Media Studies
Attention 2012 Tiziana Terranova Culture
Machine
Audience 2017 Matt Hills Keywords for
Media Studies
Author 2017 Cynthia Chris Keywords for
Media Studies
Biomedia 2010Eugene ThackerCritical
Terms for
Media Studies
Biopolitics 2014Susan StrykerTransgender
Studies Quarterly
Biopolitics 2006John MarksTheory, Culture
& Society
Blockchain
Scenes
2023 Nathalie Casemajor
& Will Straw
Journal of
Digital
Social
Research
Body 2010 Bernadette Wegenstein Critical
Terms for
Media Studies
Body 2006 Bryan S. Turner Theory, Culture
& Society
Body Image /
Body without
Image
2006 Mike Featherstone Theory, Culture
& Society
Bots 2021 Aristea Fotopoulou &
Tanya Kant
Uncertain
Archives
Brand 2016 Jennifer Davis Keywords
for Today
Brand 2017 Sarah Banet-Weiser Keywords for
Media Studies
Button 2008 Søren Pold Software
Studies
Care 2021 Daniela Agostinho Uncertain
Archives
Capitalism
(plastic)
2023 Amanda BoetzkesWastiary
Capitalocene
& Chthulucene
2018 Donna Haraway Posthuman
Glossary
Caste 2021 Nikita Sonavane
& Srujana Bej
A New
AI Lexicon
Casual
Power
2016 Alex Gekker Digital Culture
& Society
Celebrity 2017 Suzanne Leonard &
Diane Negra
Keywords for
Media Studies
Censorship 2017 Terry Flew Keywords for
Media Studies
Class
Library
2008 Graham Harwood Software
Studies
Class 2004 McKenzie Wark A Hacker
Manifesto
Class 2017 Laura Grindstaff Keywords for
Media Studies
Cloud 2014 John Durham Peters Digital
Keywords
Code 2008 Friedrich Kittler Software
Studies
Codecs 2008 Adrian Mackenzie Software
Studies
Collaborative
Politics
2022 Simone Bignall More
Posthuman
Glossary
Commodification 2017 Alison Hearn Keywords for
Media Studies
Communication 2010 Bruce Clarke Critical
Terms for
Media Studies
Community 2014 Rosemary Avance Digital
Keywords
Community 2020 Miranda Joseph Keywords for
American
Cultural Studies
Composting 2022 Astrida Neimanis &
Jennifer Mae Hamilton
More
Posthuman
Glossary
Computational
Turn
2018 Luciana Parisi Posthuman
Glossary
Computing
Power
2008 Ron Eglash Software
Studies
Concurrent
Versions
System
2008 Simon Yuill Software
Studies
Consensus 2021 Steve JankowskiJournal of
Peer Production
Consumers 2021 Mark Poster Cultural Studies
Contagions 2020 Jernej Markelj w/
Tony D. Sampson
Journal of
Media Art Study
& Theory
Convergence 2017 Jean Burgess Keywords for
Media Studies
Conversational
Agents
2021 Ulrik Ekman Uncertain
Archives
Copy 2008 Jussi Parikka Software
Studies
Copyright 2017 Kembrew McLeod Keywords for
Media Studies
Corporate 2011 Kellie Robertson Keywords
for Today
Cosmopolitics 2018 Maja Reuben Fowkes Posthuman
Glossary
Cosmopolitian 2017 Lilie Chouliaraki Keywords for
Media Studies
Crip
Theory
2022 Kelly Fritsch More
Posthuman
Glossary
Crowd 2015 Ted Striphas European
Journal of
Cultural Studies
Culture 2016 Ted Striphas Digital
Keywords
Cybernetics 2010 N. Katherine Hayles Critical
Terms for
Media Studies
Cyborg 2017Josef BarlaNew
Materialism
Cyborg 2018Cassandra HartblayKeywords for
Ethnography
& Design
Cybersecurity 2020Michael Veale &
Ian Brown &
Fundação Getulio Vargas
Internet Policy
Review
Data 2013 Lisa GitelmanRaw Data is
an Oxymoron
Data 2017 Melissa Gregg &
Dawn Nafus
Keywords for
Media Studies
Data
Activism
2016 Stefania Milan &
Lonneke van der Velden
Digital Culture
& Society
Data
Capitalism
2019 Sarah Myers West Business
& Society
Data
Extractivism
2021 Claudio Celis Bueno &
María Jesús Schultz
Imaginación
Maquínica
Data
Justice
2022 Lina Dencik &
Javier Sanchez-Monedero
Internet Policy
Review
Data
Visualization
2008 Richard Wright Software
Studies
Data
Waste
2023 Roxana Vatanparast &
Elettra Bietti
Wastiary
Database 2021 Tahani Nadim Uncertain
Archives
Datafication
& Dataism
2014 José Van Dijck Surveillance
& Society
Dataveillance & Countervailance 2014 Rita Raley Raw Data is
an Oxymoron
Datafication 2019Ulises A. Mejias &
Nick Couldry
Internet Policy
Review
Decentralisation 2021Balázs Bodó &
Jaya Klara Brekke &
Jaap-Henk Hoepman
Internet Policy
Review
Decolonial
Critique
2018 Shannon Winnubst Posthuman
Glossary
Deconstructing
Risk
2022 Helene Kazan More
Posthuman
Glossary
Deep
Vernacular Web
2020 Daniël de Zeeuw &
Marc Tuters
Cultural
Politics
Defamiliarization 2022 Helen Palmer More
Posthuman
Glossary
Democracy 2014 Ramus Kleis Nielsen Digital
Keywords
Deplatforming 2020 Richard Rogers European
Journal of
Cultural Studies
Design 2016 Seth Mehl&
Jonathan Arac
Keywords
for Today
Design 2018Lucy SuchmanKeywords for
Ethnography
& Design
Diagram 2016 Stanimir Panayotov New
Materialism
Digital 2014 Benjamin Peters Digital
Keywords
Digital 2018 Casey Boyle &
James J. Brown Jr. &
Steph Ceraso
Rhetoric
Society
Quarterly
Digital &
Analogue
2006 Sean Cubitt Theory, Culture
& Society
Digital &
Analogue
2021 Ravi Sundaram BioScope
Digital
Assistants
2021 Miriam E. Sweeney Uncertain
Archives
Digital
Citizenship
2018 Bernhard Rieder Posthuman
Glossary
Digital
Commons
2020Mélanie Dulong de Rosnay &
Felix Stalder
Internet Policy
Review
Digital
Democracy
2021Sebastian Berg &
Jeanette Hofmann
Internet Policy
Review
Digital
Humanities
2021 Roopika Risam Uncertain
Archives
Digital
Humanities
2012 Kathleen Fitzpatrick Debates in the
Digital
Humanities
Digital
Labour
2020 Alessandro Gandini Media, Culture
& Society
Digital
Materialisms
2015 Nathalie Casemajor Westminster
Papers in
Communication
& Culture
Digital Media
Infrastructures
2019 Jean-Christophe Plantin &
Aswin Punathambekar
Media, Culture
& Society
Digital
Rubbish
2018 Jennifer Gabrys Posthuman
Glossary
Digital
Sovereignty
2020Julia Pohl &
Thorsten Thiel
Internet Policy
Review
Disability 2020 Kanta Kochhar-Lindgren Keywords for
American
Cultural Studies
Discourse 2017 Nico Carpentier Keywords for
Media Studies
Dissent 2021 Sareeta AmruteA New
AI Lexicon
Domesticity 2017 Mary Beth Haralovich Keywords for
Media Studies
Drone 2021 Lila Lee-Morrison Uncertain
Archives
Ecology 2018 Mirko Nikolić New
Materialism
Education 2004 McKenzie Wark A Hacker
Manifesto
Elegance 2008 Matthew Fuller Software
Studies
Empathy 2021 Hannah ZeavinA New
AI Lexicon
Enchanted
Determinism
2020 Alexander Campolo &
Kate Crawford
Engaging Science,
Technology,
& Society
Error 2021 Nanna Bonde Thylstrup Uncertain
Archives
Ethnocomputing 2008 Matti Tedre &
Ron Eglash
Software
Studies
Event 2014 Julia Sonnevend Digital
Keywords
Ex-colonialism 2022 Simone Bignall More
Posthuman
Glossary
Exchange 2010 David Graeber Critical
Terms for
Media Studies
Executing 2021 David Gauthier &
Audrey Samson &
Eric Snodgrass &
Winnie Soon &
Magdalena Tyżlik-Carver
Uncertain
Archives
Extended
Cognition
2018 Goda Klumbyė Posthuman
Glossary
Fan 2017 Henry Jenkins Keywords for
Media Studies
Fast Facts 2023 Andrew Iliadis &
Heather Ford
Social Media
& Society
Feminism 2017 Susan J. Douglas Keywords for
Media Studies
Feminism 2015 Sally Hines Transgender
Studies Quarterly
Feminist
Posthumanities
2018 Cecilia Åsberg Posthuman
Glossary
Feminist
Technoecologies
2018 Xin Liu &
Dagmar
Lorenz-Meyer &
Pat Treusch
New
Materialism
File 2021 Craig Robertson Uncertain
Archives
Flow 2016 Sandra Braman Digital
Keywords
Flow 2017 Derek Compare Keywords for
Media Studies
Filter
Bubble
2019Axel BrunsInternet Policy
Review
Forum 2014 Hope Forsyth Digital
Keywords
Free
Labour
2000 Tiziana Terranova Social
Text
Frictionless
Technology
2022 Jakko Kemper Media Theory
Function 2008 Derek Robinson Software
Studies
Function
Creep
2021 Arif KornweitzA New
AI Lexicon
Gaze 2017 Michael White Keywords for
Media Studies
Gaming 2014 Saugata Bhaduri Digital
Keywords
Geek 2014 Christina Dunbar-Hester Digital
Keywords
Gender 2021 Brindaalakshmi. K. Brindaa A New
AI Lexicon
Gender 2018 C. Riley Snorton Keywords of
African American
Studies
Gender 2020 Jack Halberstam Keywords for
American
Cultural Studies
Gender 2016 Rosalind Gill Keywords for
Media Studies
Gender 2015 Judy Tzu-Chun Wu Keywords for
Asian American
Studies
Gender 2015 Kim Q. Hall Keywords for
Disability Studies
Gender 2017 Sandra K. Soto Keywords for
Latino/a Studies
Gendered
Affordances
2020 Silvia Semenzin &
Lucia Bainotti
Social Media
& Society
Genre 2017 Jason Mittell Keywords for
Media Studies
Globalization 2017 Aswin Punathambekar Keywords for
Media Studies
Glitch 2008 Olga Goriunova &
Alexei Shulgin
Software
Studies
Glitch 2021 Rebecca Schneider Uncertain
Archives
Green /
Environmental
Humanities
2018 Tobijn de Graauw &
Elisa Fiore
Posthuman
Glossary
Hauntology 2021Lisa BlackmanUncertain
Archives
Hackers 2014 Gabriella Coleman Digital
Keywords
Hackers 2006 McKenzie Wark Theory, Culture
& Society
Hacking 2004 McKenzie Wark A Hacker
Manifesto
Hardware /
Software /
Wetware
2010 Geoffrey Winthrop-Young Critical
Terms for
Media Studies
Hashtag
Archiving
2021 Tara L. Conley Uncertain
Archives
Hegemony 2017 Justin Lewis Keywords for
Media Studies
History 2004 McKenzie Wark A Hacker
Manifesto
Human 2021 Laura ForlanoA New
AI Lexicon
Hybridity 2017 Marwan M. Kraidy Keywords for
Media Studies
Identity 2020 Carla Kaplan Keywords for
American
Cultural Studies
Identity 2016 Myria Georgiou Keywords for
Media Studies
Identity 2015 Julia Miele Rodas Keywords for
Disability Studies
Identity 2014 David Valentine Transgender
Studies Quarterly
Identity 2023 Caitlin DeSilveyWastiary
Ideology 2017 Jo Littler Keywords for
Media Studies
Image 2010 W. J. T. Mitchell Critical
Terms for
Media Studies
Image / Icon 2015 Robert Maniura Material
Religion
Imagined
Affordance
2012 Peter Nagy &
Gina Neff
Social Media
& Society
Import / Export 2008 Lev Manovich Software
Studies
In/human 2018 Keti Chukhrov Posthuman
Glossary
Industry 2017 Amanda D. Lotz Keywords for
Media Studies
Informatic
Opacity
2018 Zach Blas Posthuman
Glossary
Information 2004 McKenzie Wark A Hacker
Manifesto
Information 2008 Ted Byfield Software
Studies
Information 2010 Bruce Clarke Critical
Terms for
Media Studies
Information 2016 Bernard Geoghegan Digital
Keywords
Information 2015 Ted Striphas European
Journal of
Cultural Studies
Information 2006 Shunya Yoshimi Theory, Culture
& Society
Information 2006 Tiziana Terranova Theory, Culture
& Society
Information
Technology
2006 Ronald R. Kline Technology
& Culture
Infrastructure 2017 Lisa Parks Keywords for
Media Studies
(In)Justice 2021 Lujain IbrahimA New
AI Lexicon
Intelligence 2008 Andrew Goffey Software
Studies
Interactivity 2017 Tama Leaver Keywords for
Media Studies
Interaction 2008 Michael Murtaugh Software
Studies
Interface 2008 Florian Cramer &
Matthew Fuller
Software
Studies
Interface 2018Ilya UtekhinKeywords for
Ethnography
& Design
Interface 2021 Christian Ulrik Andersen &
Søren Bro Pold
Uncertain
Archives
Interface
Mythologies
2018 Christian Ulrik Andersen &
Søren Bro Pold
Interface
Critique
Internationalization 2008 Adrian Mackenzie Software
Studies
Internet 2014 Thomas Streeter Digital
Keywords
Internet
Histories
2017 Janet Abbate Internet
Histories
Internet
of Trees
2022 Jennifer Gabrys More
Posthuman
Glossary
Internet
Ugly
2014 Nick Douglas Journal of Visual Communication
Interrupt 2008 Simon Yuill Software
Studies
Intersectionality 2017 Brenda R. Weber Keywords for
Media Studies
Intersectionality 2020 Daniel Martinez HosangKeywords for
American
Cultural Studies
Intersectionality 2018Taru Leppänen &
Milla Tiainen
New
Materialism
Intersectionality 2021Brooklyne Gipson &
Frances Corry &
Safiya Umoja Noble
Uncertain
Archives
Irony 2017 Amber Day Keywords for
Media Studies
Kin 2018 Goda Klumbytė Posthuman
Glossary
Keyword 2018Joan DonovanKeywords for
Ethnography
& Design
Labor 2017 Vicki Mayer Keywords for
Media Studies
Language 2008 Florian Cramer Software
Studies
Language 2010 Cary Wolfe Critical
Terms for
Media Studies
Latency 2021 Kristin Veel Uncertain
Archives
Law 2010 Peter Goodrich Critical
Terms for
Media Studies
Linguistic
Incompossibility
2022 Ruth Alison Clemens More
Posthuman
Glossary
Lists 2008 Alison Adam Software
Studies
Logic(s) 2006 Bryan S. Turner Theory, Culture
& Society
Loop 2008 Wilfried Hou Je Bek Software
Studies
Machine
Learning
2015 Adrian Mackenzie European
Journal of
Cultural Studies
Machinic
Agency
2023 Jernej Markelj &
Claudio Celis Bueno
Convergence
Maintenance 2018Salvador ZárateKeywords for
Ethnography
& Design
Maintenance 2021 Rachel Bergmann & Sonja SolomunA New
AI Lexicon
Mass 2017 Jack Z. Bratich Keywords for
Media Studies
Mass
Media
2010 John Durham Peters Critical
Terms for
Media Studies
Market 2013 Alan Durant Keywords
for Today
Materiality 2010 Bill Brown Critical
Terms for
Media Studies
Materiality 2018Kim de WolffKeywords for
Ethnography
& Design
Media 2006 Arjen Mulder Theory, Culture
& Society
Media 2007 Katie Wales Keywords
Project
Media
Theory
2006 Mark B.N. Hansen Theory, Culture
& Society
Media
Theory
2017 Terry Flew Media Theory
Medianatures 2018 Jussi Parikka Posthuman
Glossary
Medium 2015 Birgit Meyer Material
Religion
Metaphor 2017 Annemie Halsema Symptoms of
the Planetary
Condition
Metaphor,
Politics of
2006 Don Miller Theory, Culture
& Society
Meme 2016 Limor Shifman Digital
Keywords
Memetic
Antagonism
2020 Marc Tuters &
Sal Hagen
New Media
& Society
Memory 2008 Warren Sack Software
Studies
Memory 2017 George Lipsitz Keywords for
Media Studies
Memory 2014 Steven Schrag Digital
Keywords
Memory 2010 Bernard Stiegler Critical
Terms for
Media Studies
Metadata 2021 Amelia Acker Uncertain
Archives
Metadata
Society
2018 Matteo Pasquinelli Posthuman
Glossary
Migration
Flows
2020 Thomas Gammeltoft-Hansen Connectedness
Mirror 2014 Adam Fish Digital
Keywords
Myth 2017 Jonathan Bignell Keywords for
Media Studies
Nation 2017 Melissa Aronczyk Keywords for
Media Studies
Nature 2004 McKenzie Wark A Hacker
Manifesto
Nature 2006 Phil Macnaghten Theory, Culture
& Society
Necropolitics 2018 Christine Quinan Posthuman
Glossary
Neocybernetics 2018 Bruce Clark Posthuman
Glossary
Neuronal
Aesthetics
2018 Patricia Pisters Posthuman
Glossary
Network 2017 Marina Levina Keywords for
Media Studies
Network 2006 Joost van Loon Theory, Culture
& Society
Networked
Affect
2018 Susanna Paasonen Posthuman
Glossary
Networked
Image
2021 Geoff Cox &
Annet Dekker &
Andrew Dewdney &
Katrina Sluis
CSNI
Networks 2010 Alexander R. Galloway Critical
Terms for
Media Studies
New Materialist
Informatics
2022 Goda Klumbytė &
Claude Draude
More
Posthuman
Glossary
New
Media
2017 Lisa Gitelman Keywords for
Media Studies
New
Media
2010 Mark B. N. Hansen Critical
Terms for
Media Studies
Noise 2018 Inigo Wilkins Posthuman
Glossary
Non-human
Agency
2018 Jeffrey Scott Marchand Posthuman
Glossary
Normiefication 2020 Daniël de Zeeuw &
Sal Hagen &
Stijn Peeters &
Emilija Jokubauskaitė
First
Monday
Norms 2022 Fleur Johns More
Posthuman
Glossary
Obfuscated
Code
2008 Nick Montfort Software
Studies
Object
Orientation
2008 Cecile Crutzen &
Erna Kotkamp
Software
Studies
Organization
in Platform
Capitalism
2018 Geert Lovink &
Ned Rossiter
Posthuman
Glossary
Participation 2016 Christopher Kelty Digital
Keywords
Participatory
Web
2016 Michael Stevenson New Media
& Society
Peer to Peer
Economies
2018 Michel Bauwens &
Vasilis Kostakis
Posthuman
Glossary
Performativity 2016 Evelien Geerts New
Materialism
Perl 2008 Geoff Cox &
Adrian Ward
Software
Studies
Personalization 2017 Joseph Turow Keywords for
Media Studies
Personalization 2014 Stephanie Ricker Schulte Digital
Keywords
Pirate
Care
2019 Valeria Graziano &
Marcell Mars &
Tomislav Medak
Pirate Care,
A Syllabus
Pixel 2008 Graham Harwood Software
Studies
Play 2017 Matthew Thomas Payne Keywords for
Media Studies
Platform
Capitalism
2019 Steven P. Vallas New Labor
Forum
Platform
Labor
2016 Niels van Doorn Information,
Communication
& Society
Platform
Observability
2020 Bernhard Rieder &
Jeanette Hofmann
Internet Policy
Review
Platform
Paternalism
2020 Caitlin Petre &
Brooke Erin Duffy &
Emily Hund
Social Media
& Society
Platform
Vernacular
2019 Jessalynn Keller Social Media
& Society
Platformisation 2019 Thomas Poell &
David Nieborg &
José van Dijck
Internet Policy
Review
Pleasures 2021 Sareeta AmruteA New
AI Lexicon
Policy 2017 Jennifer Holt Keywords for
Media Studies
Popular 2017 John Clarke Keywords for
Media Studies
Pornography 2021 Patrick Keilty Uncertain
Archives
Post
Internet
2018 Tom Clark Posthuman
Glossary
Postfeminism,
Popular Feminism,
& Neoliberal Feminism
2019 Sarah Banet-Weiser &
Rosalind Gill
&
Catherine Rottenberg
Feminist
Theory
Posthuman
Care
2022 Rosi Braidotti&
Goda Klumbytė
More
Posthuman
Glossary
Posthuman
Data
2022 Jannice Käll More
Posthuman
Glossary
Posthumanism 2018 Cary Wolfe Posthuman
Glossary
Posthumanism
& Design
2022 Laura Forlano More
Posthuman
Glossary
Postimage 2018 Ingrid Heolzl Posthuman
Glossary
Power 2017 Nick Couldry Keywords for
Media Studies
Power 2021 David M. Liu & Sarah SakhaA New
AI Lexicon
Prediction 2021 Manu Luksch Uncertain
Archives
Preferences 2008 Søren Pold Software
Studies
Privacy 2019 Tobias Matzner &
Carsten Ochs
Internet Policy
Review
Problem 2023 Bruno Vindrola-Padrós &
Ulrike Sommer
Wastiary
Production 2004 McKenzie Wark A Hacker
Manifesto
Production 2017 Derek Johnson Keywords for
Media Studies
Programmability 2008 Wendy H. K. Chun Software
Studies
Promethean
Anxiety
2022 Hannes BajohrConfigurations
Property 2004 McKenzie Wark A Hacker
Manifesto
Protocol 2006 Alexander R. Galloway Theory, Culture
& Society
Prototype 2014 Fred Turner Digital
Keywords
Proxies 2021 Wendy H. K. Chun
&
Boaz Levin &
Vera Tollmann
Uncertain
Archives
Public 2017 Jennifer Petersen Keywords for
Media Studies
Public
Sphere
2006 Klaus Eder Theory, Culture
& Society
Quantification 2021 Jacqueline
Wernimont
Uncertain
Archives
Quantified
Self
2016 Pablo Abend &
Mathias Fuchs
Digital Culture
& Society
Queer 2014 Heather Love Transgender
Studies Quarterly
Queer 2017 Karen Tongson Keywords for
American
Cultural Studies
Queer
Death
Studies
2022 Marietta Radomska &
Nina Lykke
More
Posthuman
Glossary
Queer
Desire
2018 Marcus Fassl &
Eleonora Ciani
New
Materialism
Obfuscation 2021 Mushon Zer-Aviv Uncertain
Archives
Open
Data
2021 Mehtab KhanA New
AI Lexicon
Ordinary 2017 Graeme Turner Keywords for
Media Studies
Othering 2017 Angharad N. Valdivia Keywords for
Media Studies
Race 2018 Tricia Keaton Keywords of
African American
Studies
Race 2020 Roderick A. Ferguson Keywords for
American
Cultural Studies
Race 2016 Herman Gray Keywords for
Media Studies
Race 2015 Junaid Rana Keywords for
Asian American
Studies
Race 2021 Jonathan W. Gray Keywords for
Comic Studies
Race 2015 Nirmala Erevelles Keywords for
Disability Studies
Racializing
Assemblages
2022 Ezekiel Dixon-Román More
Posthuman
Glossary
Realism 2017 Greg M. Smith Keywords for
Media Studies
Recognition 2021 Arif KornweitzA New
AI Lexicon
Reflexivity 2017 Mark Andrejevic Keywords for
Media Studies
Remix 2021 Kuhu Tanvir &
Ramna Walia
BioScope
Representation 2004 McKenzie Wark A Hacker
Manifesto
Representation 2017 Lisa Henderson Keywords for
Media Studies
Resistance 2017 Stephen Duncombe Keywords for
Media Studies
Revolt 2004 McKenzie Wark A Hacker
Manifesto
Romantic
Individualism
2015 Thomas Streeter International
Journal of
Communication
Science,
Technology
& Society
2006 Michael M. J. Fischer Theory, Culture
& Society
Security /
Surveillance
2018 Jonas Staal Posthuman
Glossary
Self-branding 2019 Melissa Whitmer Sociology
Compass
Self-tracking 2021Natasha Dow SchüllUncertain
Archives
Senses 2010 Caroline Jones Critical
Terms for
Media Studies
Sharing 2014 Nicholas A. John Digital
Keywords
Sharing and
Social Media
2022 Nicholas John New Media
& Society
Side
Channel
Attack
2022 Matthew Fuller More
Posthuman
Glossary
Simulation 2006Nicholas GaneTheory, Culture
& Society
Situated
Knowledges
2018 Monika Rogowska-Stangret New
Materialism
Smart 2021 Laura ForlanoA New
AI Lexicon
Smart
Technologies
2020 Mireille Hildebrandt Internet Policy
Review
Societies
of control
2015 Jathan Sadowski &
Frank Pasquale
First
Monday
Sociotechnical
Imaginaries
2021 Astrid Mager &
Christian Katzenbach
New Media
& Society
Sonic
Algorithm
2008 Steve Goodman Software
Studies
Sorting 2021 David Lyon Uncertain
Archives
Sound 2017 Michele Hilmes Keywords for
Media Studies
Source
Code
2008 Joasia Krysa &
Grzesiek Sedek
Software
Studies
Space 2016 Helen Morgan Parmett Keywords for
Media Studies
State 2004 McKenzie Wark A Hacker
Manifesto
Stereotype 2017 Ellen Seiter Keywords for
Media Studies
Subject 2004 McKenzie Wark A Hacker
Manifesto
Supply
Chain
2021 Miriam Posner Uncertain
Archives
Surface
Orientations
2022 Nishat Awan More
Posthuman
Glossary
Surplus 2004 McKenzie Wark A Hacker
Manifesto
Surrogate 2014 Jefferey Srouin Digital
Keywords
Surveillance 2017 Kelly Gates Keywords for
Media Studies
Surveillance 2022 David Lyon Internet Policy
Review
Surveillance
Art
2020 Claudio Celis Bueno Surveillance
& Society
Surveillance
Capitalism
2019 Shoshana Zuboff New Labor
Forum
Sustainability 2021 Rachel Bergmann & Sonja SolomunA New
AI Lexicon
Swarm
Warfare
2022 Lauren Wilcox More
Posthuman
Glossary
System
Event
Sounds
2008 Morten Breinbjerg Software
Studies
Systems 2010 Davd Wellbery Critical
Terms for
Media Studies
Taste 2017 Elana Levine &
Michael Z. Newman
Keywords for
Media Studies
Techno-
Solutionism
2020 Stefania Milan Big Data
& Society
Technoheritage 2021Nora Al-BadriUncertain
Archives
Technologies
of the Self
2017 Nedim Karakayali &
Burc Kostem &
Idil Galip
Theory, Culture
& Society
Technologies of
Surveillance
2006 Kiyoshi Abe Theory, Culture
& Society
Technology 2017 Jennifer Daryl Slack Keywords for
Media Studies
Technology 2010 John Johnston Critical
Terms for
Media Studies
Technology 2010 Leo Marx Technology
& Culture
Technology 2015 Natalia Nikiforova Technology
& Culture
Technology 2006 Scott McQuire Theory, Culture
& Society
Temporality 2017 Sarah Sharma Keywords for
Media Studies
Text 2015 Jonathan Arac Keywords
for Today
Text 2017 Jonathan Gray Keywords for
Media Studies
Text
Virus
2008 Marco Deseriis Software
Studies
Theory 2008 Gabriel Abend Sociological
Theory
Time &
Space
2010 W. J. T. Mitchell &
Mark B. N. Hansen
Critical
Terms for
Media Studies
Timeline
(Sonic)
2008 Steve Goodman Software
Studies
Trans* 2018 Goda Klumbytė Posthuman
Glossary
Undead 2022 Julieta Aranda &
Eben Kirksey
More
Posthuman
Glossary
Utopia 2017 Jennifer A. Wagner-Lawlor Symptoms of
the Planetary
Condition
Variable 2008 Derek Robinson Software
Studies
Vector 2004 McKenzie Wark A Hacker
Manifesto
Vectoralist
Class
2015 McKenzie Wark E-flux
Violence 2018 Shela Sheikh Posthuman
Glossary
Virtualities 2006Rob ShieldsTheory, Culture
& Society
Viral 2022 Filipa Ramos More
Posthuman
Glossary
Visibility
Labours
2021 Crystal Abidin Cultural Science
Vision 2017 Jennifer A. Wagner-Lawlor Symptoms of
the Planetary
Condition
Visualization 2021 Johanna Drucker Uncertain
Archives
Voice 2021 Beth Semel A New
AI Lexicon
Weird 2022 Gry Ulstein More
Posthuman
Glossary
Weird
Languages
2008 Michael Mateas Software
Studies
Whiteness 2020Lee BeboutKeywords for
American
Cultural Studies
Whiteness 2014Salvador Vidal-OrtizTransgender
Studies Quarterly
War 2018 Jolle Demmers Posthuman
Glossary
Wearable
Technology
2018 Anneke Smelik Posthuman
Glossary
World 2004 McKenzie Wark A Hacker
Manifesto
Worlding 2018 Helen Palmer &
Vicky Hunter
New
Materialism
Writing 2010 Lydia H. Liu Critical
Terms for
Media Studies
Writings 2004 McKenzie Wark A Hacker
Manifesto
Youth 2018 Koen Leurs &
Tamara Shepherd &
Alison Harvey
Posthuman
Glossary
5G 2023 Sy TaffelWastiary

Last Updated: September 2023