Finite Media: Environmental Implications of Digital Technologies
The first part of the book argues that, far from approaching a common good life for all living things, the planet retreats from itself as the commodity form colonizes more and more of it. This condition is the opposite of the true, the just, the good, or the beautiful: It is anaesthetic. The last two chapters set out to find a path to climb out of this slough of despond. Chapter 3 historicizes the construction of the contemporary condition in successive historical process identified here as environmentalization (of nature, technology, and data). It proposes that economic, political, and social responses...