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Finite Media: Environmental Implications of Digital Technology

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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 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.

Paperback in Very Good condition overall. Cover has very minor wear and scuffing but otherwise in 'as new' condition. Rear has small Sticker Ghost. Binding is excellent. Interior contains no marks, annotation or marginalia.

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Author(s):
Cubitt, Sean
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
6 x 9"
Edition:
2017
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0822362929
ISBN-13:
9780822362920
Number of pages:
244
Publisher:
Duke University Press

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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 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.

Paperback in Very Good condition overall. Cover has very minor wear and scuffing but otherwise in 'as new' condition. Rear has small Sticker Ghost. Binding is excellent. Interior contains no marks, annotation or marginalia.

Added value:
Extensive reference section.
Author(s):
Cubitt, Sean
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
6 x 9"
Edition:
2017
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0822362929
ISBN-13:
9780822362920
Number of pages:
244
Publisher:
Duke University Press

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