The Resource Eco-sonic media, Jacob Smith

Eco-sonic media, Jacob Smith

Label
Eco-sonic media
Title
Eco-sonic media
Statement of responsibility
Jacob Smith
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The negative environmental effects of media culture are not often acknowledged: the fuel required to keep huge server farms in operation, landfills full of high tech junk, and the extraction of rare minerals for devices reliant on them are just some of the hidden costs of the contemporary mediascape. Eco-Sonic Media brings an ecological critique to the history of sound media technologies in order to amplify the environmental undertones in sound studies and turn up the audio in discussions of greening the media. By looking at early and neglected forms of sound technology, Jacob Smith seeks to create a revisionist, ecologically aware history of sound media. Delving into the history of pre-electronic media like hand-cranked gramophones, comparatively eco-friendly media artifacts such as the shellac discs that preceded the use of petroleum-based vinyl, early forms of portable technology like divining rods, and even the use of songbirds as domestic music machines, Smith builds a scaffolding of historical case studies to demonstrate how 'green media archaeology' can make sound studies vibrate at an ecological frequency while opening the ears of eco-criticism. Throughout this eye-opening and timely book he makes readers more aware of the costs and consequences of their personal media consumption by prompting comparisons with non-digital, non-electronic technologies and by offering different ways in which sound media can become eco-sonic media. In the process, he forges interdisciplinary connections, opens new avenues of research, and poses fresh theoretical questions for scholars and students of media, sound studies, and contemporary environmental history"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
CU-S/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, Jacob
Dewey number
384
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
P 96 .S66 S64 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sound recordings
  • Sound
  • Audio equipment industry
  • Sound
  • Sound in mass media
Label
Eco-sonic media, Jacob Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vii, 254 pages
Isbn
9780520286146
Lccn
2014043916
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)897001639
  • (OCoLC)ocn897001639
Label
Eco-sonic media, Jacob Smith
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vii, 254 pages
Isbn
9780520286146
Lccn
2014043916
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)897001639
  • (OCoLC)ocn897001639

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