Screen Ecologies: Art, Media, And The Environment In The Asia-pacific Region by Larissa HjorthScreen Ecologies: Art, Media, And The Environment In The Asia-pacific Region by Larissa Hjorth

Screen Ecologies: Art, Media, And The Environment In The Asia-pacific Region

byLarissa Hjorth, Sarah Pink, Kristen Sharp

Hardcover | May 13, 2016

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How new media and visual artists provide alternative ways for understanding and visualizing the entanglements of media and the environment in the Asia-Pacific.

Images of environmental disaster and degradation have become part of our everyday media diet. This visual culture focusing on environmental deterioration represents a wider recognition of the political, economic, and cultural forces that are responsible for our ongoing environmental crisis. And yet efforts to raise awareness about environmental issues through digital and visual media are riddled with irony, because the resource extraction, manufacturing, transportation, and waste associated with digital devices contribute to environmental damage and climate change. Screen Ecologies examines the relationship of media, art, and climate change in the Asia-Pacific region -- a key site of both environmental degradation and the production and consumption of climate-aware screen art and media.

Screen Ecologies shows how new media and visual artists provide alternative ways for understanding the entanglements of media and the environment in the Asia-Pacific. It investigates such topics as artists' exploration of alternative ways to represent the environment; regional stories of media innovation and climate change; the tensions between amateur and professional art; the emergence of biennials, triennials, and new arts organizations; the theme of water in regional art; new models for networked collaboration; and social media's move from private to public realms. A generous selection of illustrations shows a range of artist's projects.

Title:Screen Ecologies: Art, Media, And The Environment In The Asia-pacific RegionFormat:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 9 × 7 × 0.44 inPublished:May 13, 2016Publisher:The MIT PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0262034565

ISBN - 13:9780262034562

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This is a rich, innovative, and original book discussing the intersection of art, mobile and digital media, and environment in the dynamic Asia-Pacific region. The strengths of the book lie in its deep understanding of mobile, social, and locative media and their incarnations and implications for artistic practices and institutions, as well as aesthetic concerns. What is most interesting is its detailed, fascinating documentation and discussion of a wide range of artworks -- and the wonderful illustrations it contains of these.