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Media History

Geological and Biological side of the media

As Jussi Parrika writes in his book called A Geology of Media “Media history conflates with earth history ; the geological materials of metals and chemicals gets deterritorialized from their strata and reterritorialized in machines that defines our technical media culture.” (pg 35)

For instance, obviously, cooper is essential for the modern life or Silicon and germanium (fiber optic cable, IR optical technologies) are fundamental for computer culture.

“Our media devices and political economy of digital culture are dependent on energy (cloud computing is still too a large extent powered by carbon emission – heavy energy production) and materials ( metals, minerals, and a long list of refined and synthetic components)” (pg 43, Parikka)

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