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A Geology of Media By Jussi Parikka,

  • Title: A Geology of Media
  • Author: Jussi Parikka
  • ISBN: 9780816695522
  • Page: 352
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 pMedia 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 day life.Exploring the resource depletion and material resourcing required for us to use our devices to live networked lives, Parikka grounds his analysis in Siegfried Zielinski s widely discussed notion of deep time but takes it back millennia Not only are rare earth minerals and many other materials needed to make our digital media machines work, he observes, but used and obsolete media technologies return to the earth as residue of digital culture, contributing to growing layers of toxic waste for future archaeologists to ponder He shows that these materials must be considered alongside the often dangerous and exploitative labor processes that refine them into the devices underlying our seemingly virtual or immaterial practices.A Geology of Media demonstrates that the environment does not just surround our media cultural world it runs through it, enables it, and hosts it in an era of unprecedented climate change While looking backward to Earth s distant past, it also looks forward to a expansive media theory and, implicitly, media activism to come.
    A Geology of Media 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 ou

    One thought on “A Geology of Media”

    1. The appendix was definitely the best most useful chapter for me But I definitely didn t care for his use of anthrobscene throughout the book Sure it was a cute play on words the first time The other 20 usages were just annoying.

    2. A brilliant and subtle analysis that uncovers and explains how media cultural objects ground with the soil, what components and materials enable the information technology, and political economy behind the industrial and postindustrial production.

    3. This book was extremely dense and difficult to read The chapters were repetitive and didn t seem to have logical demarcations I had to read many of the sentences multiple times to even begin to understand what the author was saying.

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