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: Dec 2024
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
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    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN: 978-1-5261-7034-7
    • Pages: 288
    • Price: £25.00
    • Published Date: December 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: What is digital ecologies? - Adam Searle, Eva Haifa Giraud, Jonathon Turnbull, and Henry Anderson-Elliott
    Part I: Digital encounters
    1 Running wild: Encountering digital animals through exercise apps - Bill Adams, 2 Chris Sandbrook, and Emma Tait
    2 Digital sonic ecologies: Encountering the non-human through digital sound recordings - Hannah Hunter, Sandra Jasper and Jonathan Prior
    3 Trap-cam of care: Conservation and the digital ecology of online lobster entrapment - Jon Henrik Ziegler Remme
    4 Our Chicken Life: Byproductive labour in the digital flock - Catherine Oliver
    Part II: Digital Governance
    5 On-bird surveillance: Albatrosses, sensors, and the lively governance of marine ecologies - Oscar Hartman Davies and Jamie Lorimer
    6 #AmazonFires and the online composition of ecological politics - Liliana Bounegru, Jonathan Gray and Gabriele Colombo
    7 Children and young people's digital climate action in Australia: Co-belonging with place, ecology and Country - Jess McLean and Lara Newman
    8 "Saving the knowledge helps to save the seed": Generating a collaborative seed data project in London - Sophia Doyle and Katharine Dow
    Part III: Digital Assemblages
    9 Programming nature as infrastructure in the smart forest city - Jennifer Gabrys
    10 Ecological computationality: Cognition, recursivity, and a more-than-human political actor - Andrew C. Dwyer
    11 Mediated natures: Towards an integrated framework of analogue and digital ecologies - Mari Arold
    Part IV: Digital Ecological Directions
    Afterword 1 Digital ecologies and digital geographies - Gillian Rose
    Afterword 2 Making digital ecologies visible - Dolly Jørgensen and Finn Arne Jørgensen
    Afterword 3 Finding the media in digital ecologies - Eva Haifa Giraud


    Jonathon Turnbull is a postdoctoral researcher at the School of Geography and the Environment 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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