Green Media

The Hive Wolfgang Buttress

The Hive : Wolfgang Buttress

Syllabus, Spring 2017 … Schedule, Spring 2017

Contemporary media constructs our understanding of nature and reflects our fears and fantasies about rapidly changing environmental conditions. My Green Media courses analyze projects, (fictional & fact-based) that investigate our relationship to climate change, pollution, environmental justice, wildlife extinction. The courses interpret the word media broadly to include film, games, social media, media-art, big data visualization, simulation and sensing. They look at eco-media issues that unpack questions of the consciousness-raising power of media; material perspectives that trace the physical impact of our media obsessions; biopolitical questions of human/non-human boundaries; and affect-theory-driven examinations of eco- optimism, pessimism, gaia-ism, nihilism. As the anthropocene draws on…

Of Interest

  • Biopiracy: The Plunder of Nature and Knowledge: Vandana Shiva
  • Chantal Bilodeau, The Arctic Circle http://www.cbilodeau.com/

Podcasts Of Interest

The Compass Podcast3/28/17 Resources
Without the most basic resources – water, food and energy – the global economy could not function. Much of the world has grown used the ready supply of all three. But that might be changing. Demographics and climate change are likely to transform how we value and use essential resources. In this edition of Economic Tectonics, Joanna Haigh – a professor at London’s Grantham Institute at Imperial College – explores how, in her view, such changes could have profound consequences for the future econ

* Episode Download Link: http://open.live.bbc.co.uk/mediaselector/5/redir/version/2.0/mediaset/audio-nondrm-download/proto/http/vpid/p04y8y1r.mp3

* Show Notes: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04xm40q

* Episode Feed: The Compass – https://podcasts.files.bbci.co.uk/p035w97h.rss

Guardian Podcast Timothy Morton wants humanity to give up some of its core beliefs, from the fantasy that we can control the planet to the notion that we are ‘above’ other beings. His ideas might sound weird, but they’re catching on • Read the text version here

* Duration: 38:43, Played: 1:35

* Published: 6/26/17 7:03:45 AM

* Episode Download Link (36 MB): https://flex.acast.com/audio.guim.co.uk/2017/06/20-51551-gdn.lr.170620.sb.reckoning-for-species-philosopher-prophet-anthropocene.mp3

* Episode Feed: The Guardian’s Audio Long Reads – https://www.theguardian.com/news/series/the-audio-long-read/podcast.xml

Guardian Podcaset: Nicola Davis delves into the world of plastics to find out exactly how and why they became so widespread, and what can now be done to curtail the ever-present problems they can cause
21 mins biobase polymers add to green media on plastics day

* Duration: 33:00, Played: 25:44

* Published: 8/30/17 2:30:22 AM

* Episode Download Link: https://flex.acast.com/audio.guim.co.uk/2017/08/28-48000-gnl.sci.170830.ms.plastics.mp3

* Episode Feed: Science Weekly – http://www.theguardian.com/science/series/science/podcast.xml

 

Earlier Syllabi

Green Media, Fall 2016, Graduate Course