Finite Media: Environmental Implications of Digital Technologies
Ecological Communication as Politics
The fourth chapter reiterates a principle derived in chapter 3, that ecological communication is both the means and the goal of ecological politics. It describes the difficulty of constructing a future politics in which humans, environments, and technologies are equally engaged, by clarifying the excluded status of, among others, indigenous peoples and migrants from the public administration of the state. Against the denial of shame that typifies the corporate cyborg, it argues that shame is intrinsic to any future politics capable of addressing the immense suffering of people and planet, and the ancestral prisons of dead labor. It defines the...