Animal, Vegetable, Digital: Experiments in New Media Aesthetics and Environmental Poetics

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University Alabama Press
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6.2 X 9.1 X 1.0 inches | 0.01 pounds

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About the Author
Elizabeth Swanstrom is assistant professor of English at Florida Atlantic University. Previously, she was a postdoctoral research fellow at Umeå University's HUMlab in northern Sweden and the Florence Levy Kay Fellow in the Digital Humanities in the English Department at Brandeis University.
"In her book, Animal, Vegetable, Digital: Experiments in New Media Aesthetics and Environmental Poetics, Elizabeth Swanstrom takes an object-oriented view of new media aesthetics and the environment. Swanstrom breeches boundaries and collapses binaries, seeing code as performance instead of infrastructure and analogous to the "mechanizations of nature," including an analysis of the revelations of William Gibson's Agrippa (1992)."
--Well-Red Bear

"Swanstrom gives us nature and technology, not nature versus technology, and as such her book is an original and important contribution to contemporary discussions of digital media and sustainability. Animal, Vegetable, Digital is a polished piece of creative exploration aimed at nudging readers toward new ways of seeing things."
--Lisa Gitelman, author of Paper Knowledge: Toward a Media History of Documents and Always Already New: Media, History, and the Data of Culture

"Animal, Vegetable, Digital offers a much-needed intervention that prompts a reexamination of two immensely popular and timely intellectual domains: digital art/culture and environmental studies. Swanstrom has produced a vital and inventive contribution that tethers together two exciting and still developing fields."
--David Ciccoricco, author of Refiguring Minds in Narrative Media and Reading Network Fiction