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The Anthrobscene

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Jussi Parikka
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The Anthrobscene

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Jussi Parikka

Smartphones, laptops, tablets, and e-readers all at one time held the promise of a more environmentally healthy world not dependent on paper and deforestation. The result of our ubiquitous digital lives is, as we see in The Anthrobscene, actually quite the opposite: not ecological health but an environmental wasteland, where media never die. Jussi Parikka critiques corporate and human desires as a geophysical force, analyzing the material side of the earth as essential for the existence of media and introducing the notion of an alternative deep time in which media live on in the layer of toxic waste we will leave behind as our geological legacy.

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    • isbn
      978-1-4529-5852-1
    • publisher
      University of Minnesota Press
    • publisher place
      Minneapolis, Minn.
    • rights
      The Anthrobscene by Jussi Parikka is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
    • rights holder
      Jussi Parikka
    • series number
      2
    • series title
      Forerunners: Ideas First