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…

Earlier Syllabi

Green Media, Fall 2016, Graduate Course