Screen Ecologies: Art, media, and the environment in the Asia-Pacific region

Hjorth, L, Pink, S, Sharp, K and Williams, L 2016, Screen Ecologies: Art, media, and the environment in the Asia-Pacific region, MIT Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States.


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Title Screen Ecologies: Art, media, and the environment in the Asia-Pacific region
Author(s) Hjorth, L
Pink, S
Sharp, K
Williams, L
Year 2016
Publisher MIT Press
Place of publication Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Subjects Communication Technology and Digital Media Studies
Asian Cultural Studies
Media Studies
Summary Images of environmental disaster and degradation have become part of our everyday media diet. This visual culture focusing on environmental deterioration represents a wider recognition of the political, economic, and cultural forces that are responsible for our ongoing environmental crisis. And yet efforts to raise awareness about environmental issues through digital and visual media are riddled with irony, because the resource extraction, manufacturing, transportation, and waste associated with digital devices contribute to environmental damage and climate change. Screen Ecologies examines the relationship of media, art, and climate change in the Asia-Pacific region -- a key site of both environmental degradation and the production and consumption of climate-aware screen art and media. Screen Ecologies shows how new media and visual artists provide alternative ways for understanding the entanglements of media and the environment in the Asia-Pacific. It investigates such topics as artists' exploration of alternative ways to represent the environment; regional stories of media innovation and climate change; the tensions between amateur and professional art; the emergence of biennials, triennials, and new arts organizations; the theme of water in regional art; new models for networked collaboration; and social media's move from private to public realms. A generous selection of illustrations shows a range of artist's projects.
Copyright notice © 2015 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Keyword(s) new media
mobile media
art
climate change
Asia-Pacific
ISBN 9780262034562
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