Critical Approaches to Media and Environment
Nicole Starosielski is Assistant Professor in the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University. She is author of The Undersea Network, an exploration of the histories, environments, and cultures of transoceanic cable systems, and co-editor, with Lisa Parks, of Signal Traffic: Critical Studies of Media Infrastructure. Janet Walker is Professor of Film and Media Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she is also affiliated with the Environmental Media Initiative of the Carsey-Wolf Center. A specialist in documentary film, trauma and memory, and media and environment, her books include Trauma Cinema: Documenting Incest and the Holocaust and, with Bhaskar Sarkar, Documentary Testimonies: Global Archives of Suffering.
Introduction Janet Walker and Nicole Starosielski, Introduction: Sustainable Media Part One: Resource Media 1. Hunter Vaughan, 500,000 Kilowatts of Stardust: An Eco-Materialist Reframing of Singin in the Rain 2. Nicole Starosielski, Pipeline Ecologies: Rural Entanglements of Fiber-Optic Cables 3. Shane Brennan, Making Data Sustainable: Backup Culture and Risk Perception 4. Colin Milburn, "Aint No Way Offa This Train:" Final Fantasy VII and the Pwning of Environmental Crisis Part Two: Social Ecologies, Mediating Environments 5. Rahul Mukherjee, Mediating Infrastructures: (Im)Mobile Toxicity and Cell Antenna Publics 6. Minori Ishida, The Lack of Media: The Invisible Domain post 3.11 7. John Shiga, Ping and the Material Meanings of Ocean Sound 8. Amy Rust, "Going the Distance:" Steadicams Ecological Aesthetic Part Three: (Un)sustainable Materialities 9. Sean Cubitt, Ecologies of Fabrication 10. Jennifer Gabrys, Re-thingifying the Internet of Things 11. Jussi Parikka, So-called Nature: Friedrich Kittler and Ecological Media Materialism Part Four: Scaling, Modeling, Coupling 12. Alenda Y. Chang, Think Microscopically, Act Galactically? The Science of Scale in Video Games 13. Bishnupriya Ghosh, Toward Symbiosis: Human-viral Futures in the "Molecular Movies" 14. Erica Robles-Anderson and Max Liboiron, Coupling Complexity: Ecology, Cybernetics, and Non-Representational Modes of Environmental Action 15. Peter Krapp, The Invisible Axis: From Polar Media to Planetary Networks