Ella Klik


PhD candidate, Department of Media, Culture, and Communication, New York University

Junior Visiting Fellow
(January – June 2016)


Objects to Erase with: A Historico-Philosophical Perspective

The scarcity of research on the topic of erasure is inversely proportional to the abundance of works related to inscription, archivization, memory and writing. But what of the ways in which humanity annihilates traces of itself? This project will argue that erasure is nothing less than essential to understanding processes of archival knowledge production, preservation and transmission. I will trace the histories of a series of erasing technologies with the aim of re-thinking how the relation between inscription and erasure had been conceptualized thus far in philosophy and media theory.