Digital ecologies

Mediating more-than-human worlds

Edited by Jonathon Turnbull, Adam Searle, Henry Anderson-Elliott and Eva Haifa Giraud

Digital ecologies
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  • ISBN: 9781526170347
  • Publish Date: Sep 2024
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    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN: 978-1-5261-7034-7
    • Pages: 288
    • Price: ¬£25.00
    • Published Date: September 2024


    Digital ecologies draws together leading social science and humanities scholars to examine how digital media are reshaping the futures of conservation, environmentalism, and ecological politics. The book offers an overview of the emerging field of interdisciplinary digital ecologies research by mapping key debates and issues in the field, with original empirical chapters exploring how livestreams, sensors, mobile technologies, social media platforms, and software are reconfiguring life in profound ways. The collection traverses contexts ranging from animal exercise apps, to surveillance systems on the high seas, and is organised around the themes of encounters, governance, and assemblages. Digital ecologies also includes an agenda-setting intervention by the book's editors, and three closing chapter-length provocations by leading scholars in digital geographies, the environmental humanities, and media theory that set out trajectories for future research.


    Introduction: Defining Digital Ecologies Jonathon Turnbull, University of Cambridge, UK, Adam Searle, Université de Liège, Belgium, Henry Anderson-Elliott, University of Oxford, UK, Eva Giraud, University of Sheffield, UK

    Part I: Digital Encounters
    2. Racing the wild: Encountering digital animals through exercise apps, Chris Sandbrook, University of Cambridge, UK, Bill Adams, University of Cambridge, UK Emma Tait, University of Vermont, USA
    3. Digital sonic ecologies: Encountering loss and extinction through digital sound recordings Hannah Hunter, Queens University, Canada, Jonathon Prior, Cardiff University, UK, Sandra Jasper, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Germany
    4. Trapcams of care: The affective politics of a lobster trap camera, Jon Henrik Ziegler Remme, University of Oslo, Norway
    5. OurChickenLife: Byproductive labour in the digital flock, Catherine Oliver, University of Cambridge, UK
    6. Programming green infrastructure in the smart forest city, Jennifer Gabrys, University of Cambridge, UK

    Part II: Governance and Politics
    7. Of birds, boats, and satellites: Seabird mortality and the naturalisation of surveillance in high seas fisheries governance, Oscar Hartman Davies, University of Oxford, UK, Jamie Lorimer, University of Oxford, UK
    8. #AmazonFires and the online composition of forest politics, Jonathan Gray, King's College London, UK, Liliana Bounegru, King's College London, UK, Gabriele Colombo, Sciences Po, France
    9. Children and young people's climate action digital ecologies: Co-belonging with place, ecology, and Country, Jessica McLean, Macquarie University, Australia, Lara Newman, Macquarie University, Australia
    10. 'Saving the knowledge helps to save the seed': Generating a collaborative seed data project in London Sophia Doyle, Goldsmiths, UK, Katharine Dow, University of Cambridge, UK
    11. Socio-legal implications for digital environmental activism, Audrey Verma, Newcastle University, UK, Tom Dargie, Environmental Lawyer, UK, Sreeja Chakraborty, Environmental Lawyer, India

    Part III: Digital Assemblages
    12. AI ecologist: Developing algorithms for wildlife monitoring in the DMZ, Myung Ae-Choi, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea Hyojun Koh, KAIST, South Korea Byungin Park, KAIST, South Korea, Jinyoung Park, Stanford University, USA, Hyung Soo Seo, KAIST, South Korea, Seunghwa Yoo, National Institute of Ecology, South Korea, Changick Kim, KAIST, South Korea
    13. Eye of the swarm: Bees, visual media, and hybrid digital ecologies, Diane Borden, University of Cambridge, UK
    14. Animal observation with digital technologies: Processes of de- and relocalisation, Erica von Essen, Stockholm University, Sweden, Julia Poerting, University of Bonn, Germany, Markus Rudolfi, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany
    15. Computationality as ecology: On agency and malicious software, Andrew Dwyer, Durham University, UK
    16. Mediated natures: Don't discriminate the analogue! Mari Arnold, University of Oxford, UK

    17. What next for digital ecologies? Adam Searle, Université de Liège, Belgium, Jonathon Turnbull, University of Cambridge, UK, Henry Anderson-Elliott, University of Oxford, UK, Eva Giraud, University of Sheffield, UK


    Jonathon Turnbull is a postdoctoral researcher at the Leverhulme Centre for Nature Recovery at the University of Oxford.

    Adam Searle is a University Research Fellow at the School of Geography at the University of Nottingham.

    Henry Anderson-Elliott is an independent scholar, formerly based in the School of Geography and the Environment at the University of Oxford.

    Eva Haifa Giraud is Senior Lecturer in Digital Media and Society at the University of Sheffield.

    Digital ecologies

    Edited by Jonathon Turnbull, Adam Searle, Henry Anderson-Elliott, Eva Haifa Giraud

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