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Program EarthEnvironmental Sensing Technology and the Making of a Computational Planet$
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Jennifer Gabrys

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780816693122

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816693122.001.0001

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Planetary Computerization, Revisited

Planetary Computerization, Revisited

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Conclusion Planetary Computerization, Revisited
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Program Earth
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Jennifer Gabrys

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University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816693122.003.0011

The author returns to the “becoming environmental of computation” as an explanatory concept for how contemporary technologies of sensing and monitoring interact with physical environments to new formations of environmental engagement and experience. Sensing in this analysis is about more than detecting external stimuli to be processed and managed as content. Instead, programmed environments call attention to the tuning and attunings that computational and environmental operations enable or delimit. The conclusion examines how citizen sensing and its practices of environmental engagement are bound up with and individuated through environmental sensors; the boundaries of “citizen,” in turn, shift and expand to include more ecological ways of accounting how citizenly engagements unfold.

Keywords:   speculation, becoming environmental of computation, ecological citizenship, computation, environmental engagement, experience

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