Animal Internet: Nature And The Digital Revolution by Alexander PscheraAnimal Internet: Nature And The Digital Revolution by Alexander Pschera

Animal Internet: Nature And The Digital Revolution

byAlexander PscheraTranslated byElisabeth Lauffer

Paperback | April 22, 2016

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Bold and fascinating ? proposing that the Internet-and other digital technology-offers an opportunity to rediscover our animals as more than abstracted images but as autonomous individuals with inherent value. A truly thought-provoking book for animal lovers and technology enthusiasts alike."-Kirkus ReviewsA bestial Brave New World is on the horizon: Some fifty thousand creatures around the globe-including whales, leopards, flamingoes, bats, and snails-are being equipped with digital tracking devices. The data gathered and studied by major scientific institutes about their behavior will warn us about tsunamis, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, but also radically transform our relationship to the natural world. With a broad cultural and historical perspective, this book examines human ties with animals, from domestic pets to the soaring popularity of bird watching and kitten images on the Web. Will millennia of exploration soon be reduced to experiencing wilderness via smartphone? Contrary to pessimistic fears, author Alexander Pschera sees the Internet as creating a historic opportunity for a new dialogue between man and nature.Foreword by Martin Wikelski, Director, Max Planck Institute for Ornithology. The book includes eight color photos and an index.Alexander Pschera, born in 1964, has published several books on the internet and media. He studied German, music, and philosophy at Heidelberg University. He lives near Munich where he writes for the German magazineCiceroas well as for German radio. "Bold and fascinating ? proposing that the Internet-and other digital technology-offers an opportunity to rediscover our animals as more than abstracted images but as autonomous individuals with inherent value. A truly thought-provoking book for animal lovers and technology enthusiasts alike."-Kirkus ReviewsA bestial Brave New World is on the horizon: Some fifty thousand creatures around the globe-including whales, leopards, flamingoes, bats, and snails-are being equipped with digital tracking devices. The data gathered and studied by major scientific institutes about their behavior will warn us about tsunamis, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, but also radically transform our relationship to the natural world. With a broad cultural and historical perspective, this book examines human ties with animals, from domestic pets to the soaring popularity of bird watching and kitten images on the Web. Will millennia of exploration soon be reduced to experiencing wilderness via smartphone? Contrary to pessimistic fears, author Alexander Pschera sees the Internet as creating a historic opportunity for a new dialogue between man and nature.Foreword by Martin Wikelski, Director, Max Planck Institute for Ornithology. The book includes eight color photos and an index.Alexander Pschera, born in 1964, has published several books on the internet and media. He studied German, music, and philosophy at Heidelberg University. He lives near Munich where he writes for the German magazineCiceroas well as for German radio. "Bold and fascinating ? proposing that the Internet-and other digital technology-offers an opportunity to rediscover our animals as more than abstracted images but as autonomous individuals with inherent value. A truly thought-provoking book for animal lovers and technology enthusiasts alike."-Kirkus ReviewsA bestial Brave New World is on the horizon: Some fifty thousand creatures around the globe-including whales, leopards, flamingoes, bats, and snails-are being equipped with digital tracking devices. The data gathered and studied by major scientific institutes about their behavior will warn us about tsunamis, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, but also radically transform our relationship to the natural world. With a broad cultural and historical perspective, this book examines human ties with animals, from domestic pets to the soaring popularity of bird watching and kitten images on the Web. Will millennia of exploration soon be reduced to experiencing wilderness via smartphone? Contrary to pessimistic fears, author Alexander Pschera sees the Internet as creating a historic opportunity for a new dialogue between man and nature.Foreword by Martin Wikelski, Director, Max Planck Institute for Ornithology. The book includes eight color photos and an index.Alexander Pschera, born in 1964, has published several books on the internet and media. He studied German, music, and philosophy at Heidelberg University. He lives near Munich where he writes for the German magazineCiceroas well as for German radio. "
Alexander Pschera, born in 1964, has published several books on the Internet and media. He studied German, music and philosophy at Heidelberg University. He lives near Munich where he writes for the German magazineCicero as well as for German radio. Elisabeth Lauffer is the recipient of the 2014 Gutekunst Translation Prize. After gr...
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Title:Animal Internet: Nature And The Digital RevolutionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:200 pages, 8.25 × 5 × 0.57 inPublished:April 22, 2016Publisher:New Vessel PressLanguage:English

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Excerpted inScientific AmericanCharts the new digital frontier in the human-animal relationship. Gone are the days of an untouched natural world. We have entered wilderness 2.0 ? [An] intriguing book."-The Washington Post"Bold and fascinating ? proposing that the Internet-and other digital technology-offers an opportunity to rediscover our animals as more than abstracted images but as autonomous individuals with inherent value. A truly thought-provoking book for animal lovers and technology enthusiasts alike."-Kirkus Reviews"This surprising book offers a great shout-out to the next phase in our relationship with non-human beings: our brand-newly emerging recognition that they, too, are individuals, leading individual lives."-Carl Safina, author ofBeyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel andSong for the Blue Ocean'At last, a convincing explanation for why waldrapps are on Twitter and quolls on Facebook. In beautiful, philosophical prose, Alexander Pschera even explains why cats rule the Internet. The first book that brings nature and technology together with animals as individuals and streams of big data alike.'-David Rothenberg, author ofBug Music andSurvival of the Beautiful"Animal Internet is a most important book. This excellent work could be a strong catalyst for people ? to reconnect and become re-enchanted with all sorts of mysterious and fascinating animals, both local and distant. By shrinking the world it will bring humans and other animals together in a multitude of ways that only a few years ago were unimaginable."-Marc Bekoff, University of Colorado, author ofRewilding Our Hearts: Building Pathways of Compassion and Coexistence'Humanized pets, industrialized meat, endless sad extinctions: Must our animal future be so bleak? Not according to Alexander Pschera, who envisions humans and wild animals interacting on matters like climate change and conservation through electronic tracking. A fascinating account full of novel and unexpected examples.' - Richard W. Bulliet, author ofHunters, Herders and Hamburgers: The Past and Future of Human-Animal Relationships and Professor of History Emeritus, Columbia University"An original book that goes against the trend to stubbornly keep nature and technology divided from one another."-Der Spiegel"Animal Internetis one of the most interesting books that I've read in recent years."-Bavarian Radio"What Pschera describes sounds futuristic but it's already widespread reality . . . Pschera's book is not just popular science: he describes not only the status quo, but also thinks about an ongoing transformation."-Wired.de Excerpted inScientific American"Charts the new digital frontier in the human-animal relationship. Gone are the days of an untouched natural world. We have entered wilderness 2.0 ? [An] intriguing book." - The Washington Post"Bold and fascinating ? proposing that the Internet - and other digital technology - offers an opportunity to rediscover our animals as more than abstracted images but as autonomous individuals with inherent value. A truly thought-provoking book for animal lovers and technology enthusiasts alike." - Kirkus Reviews"This surprising book offers a great shout-out to the next phase in our relationship with non-human beings: our brand-newly emerging recognition that they, too, are individuals, leading individual lives." - Carl Safina, author ofBeyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel andSong for the Blue Ocean"At last, a convincing explanation for why waldrapps are on Twitter and quolls on Facebook. In beautiful, philosophical prose, Alexander Pschera even explains why cats rule the Internet. The first book that brings nature and technology together with animals as individuals and streams of big data alike." - David Rothenberg, author ofBug Music andSurvival of the Beautiful"Animal Internet is a most important book. This excellent work could be a strong catalyst for people ? to reconnect and become re-enchanted with all sorts of mysterious and fascinating animals, both local and distant. By shrinking the world it will bring humans and other animals together in a multitude of ways that only a few years ago were unimaginable." - Marc Bekoff, University of Colorado, author ofRewilding Our Hearts: Building Pathways of Compassion and Coexistence"Humanized pets, industrialized meat, endless sad extinctions: Must our animal future be so bleak? Not according to Alexander Pschera, who envisions humans and wild animals interacting on matters like climate change and conservation through electronic tracking. A fascinating account full of novel and unexpected examples." - Richard W. Bulliet, author ofHunters, Herders and Hamburgers: The Past and Future of Human-Animal Relationships and Professor of History Emeritus, Columbia University"An original book that goes against the trend to stubbornly keep nature and technology divided from one another." - Der Spiegel"Animal Internetis one of the most interesting books that I've read in recent years." - Bavarian Radio"What Pschera describes sounds futuristic but it's already widespread reality . . . Pschera's book is not just popular science: he describes not only the status quo, but also thinks about an ongoing transformation." - Wired.de"