Finite Media: Environmental Implications of Digital Technologies

Finite Media Environmental Implications of Digital Technologies While digital media give us the ability to communicate with and know the world their use comes at the expense of an immense ecological footprint and environmental degradation In Finite Media Sean Cub

  • Title: Finite Media: Environmental Implications of Digital Technologies
  • Author: Sean Cubitt
  • ISBN: 9780822362920
  • Page: 119
  • Format: Paperback
  • Finite Media: Environmental Implications of Digital Technologies

    While digital media give us the ability to communicate with and know the world, their use comes at the expense of an immense ecological footprint and environmental degradation In Finite Media Sean Cubitt offers a large scale rethinking of theories of mediation by examining the environmental and human toll exacted by mining and the manufacture, use, and disposal of millionWhile digital media give us the ability to communicate with and know the world, their use comes at the expense of an immense ecological footprint and environmental degradation In Finite Media Sean Cubitt offers a large scale rethinking of theories of mediation by examining the environmental and human toll exacted by mining and the manufacture, use, and disposal of millions of phones, computers, and other devices The way out is through an eco political media aesthetics, in which people use media to shift their relationship to the environment and where public goods and spaces are available to all Cubitt demonstrates this through case studies ranging from the 1906 film The Story of the Kelly Gang to an image of Saturn taken during NASA s Cassini Huygens mission, suggesting that affective responses to images may generate a populist environmental politics that demands better ways of living and being Only by reorienting our use of media, Cubitt contends, can we overcome the failures of political elites and the ravages of capital.

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    1. Ana Peraica

      Media pollution is often defined by semiotic terms of a noise in a transfer of a message through a channel, technologically solvable by the enhancement of media capacity (bandwidth), or advancement of coding (programming / software).Other senses of pollution, in terms of material by-products but also a whole wasting culture of outdated models in this speeded up usage-oriented economy, are hardly approached by media theory. Still, shocking pictures of ‘electronic graveyards’ as for example Ag [...]

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