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A Geology of Media
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A Geology of Media

Jussi Parikka

Abstract

Media history is millions, even billions, of years old. That is the premise of this pioneering and provocative book, which argues that to adequately understand contemporary media culture we must set out from material realities that precede media themselves—Earth’s history, geological formations, minerals, and energy. And to do so, writes Jussi Parikka, is to confront the profound environmental and social implications of this ubiquitous, but hardly ephemeral, realm of modern life. Exploring the resource depletion and material resourcing required for us to use our devices to live networked lives ... More

Keywords: anthropocene, media theory, media studies, digital media, media arts, climate change, technological arts

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780816695515
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816695515.001.0001

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Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jussi Parikka, author

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