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The Resource A geology of media, Jussi Parikka

A geology of media, Jussi Parikka

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A geology of media
Title
A geology of media
Statement of responsibility
Jussi Parikka
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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, 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. Parikka 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." -- Publisher's website
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DLC
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
P90
LC item number
.P3355 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Electronic mediations
Series volume
volume 46
A geology of media, Jussi Parikka
Label
A geology of media, Jussi Parikka
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Includes index
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
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Extent
1 online resource (225 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781452944562
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote

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