This special gathering of ebr aims to re-frame the conversation about digital and natural ecologies in two important ways. It does so firstly by refusing to indulge in post-apocalyptic speculation. And secondly, in contrast to the large-scale rhetoric that associates technology—all of it, but particularly digital technology—with the “End Times,” it seeks to examine the ways that digital technology is, already, participating in environmental discourse, neither as an agent of ecological devastation nor a figure of salvation. Instead, the essays in this special gathering demonstrate the ways that the digital is always already overlaid with the environment and interwoven with environmental aesthetics.
Digital and Natural Ecologies
Swanstrom, Lisa. “Digital and Natural Ecologies“ Electronic Book Review, March 31, 2016,