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By Jacob Smith

The damaging environmental results of media tradition aren't frequently said: the gasoline required to maintain large server farms in operation, landfills choked with excessive tech junk, and the extraction of infrequent minerals for units reliant on them are only a few of the hidden bills of the modern mediascape. Eco-Sonic Media brings an ecological critique to the heritage of sound media applied sciences which will enlarge the environmental undertones in sound reports and switch up the audio in discussions of greening the media. via early and missed types of sound expertise, Jacob Smith seeks to create a revisionist, ecologically conscious background of sound media. Delving into the historical past of pre-electronic media like hand-cranked gramophones, relatively green media artifacts comparable to the shellac discs that preceded using petroleum-based vinyl, early types of transportable expertise like divining rods, or even using songbirds as family tune machines, Smith builds a scaffolding of historic case reviews to illustrate how “green media archaeology” could make sound stories vibrate at an ecological frequency whereas starting the ears of eco-criticism. all through this eye-opening and well timed booklet he makes readers extra conscious of the prices and effects in their own media intake by means of prompting comparisons with non-digital, non-electronic applied sciences and by way of delivering other ways during which sound media can turn into eco-sonic media. within the approach, he forges interdisciplinary connections, opens new avenues of analysis, and poses clean theoretical questions for students and scholars of media, sound stories, and modern environmental history.

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