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Winner of the Elizabeth Agee Prize in American Literature

In Animal, Vegetable, Digital, Elizabeth Swanstrom makes a convinced and lively argument for using electronic artwork in aid of ameliorating human engagement with the surroundings and indicates a four-part framework for studying and discussing such applications.
 
via shut readings of a panoply of texts, artistic endeavors, and cultural artifacts, Swanstrom demonstrates that the department pop culture has for many years saw among nature and expertise is man made. not just is electronic expertise no longer inevitably a brick within the highway to a dystopian way forward for environmental catastrophe, yet electronic paintings kinds could be a revivifying bridge that returns humans to a extra fast courting to nature in addition to their very own embodied selves.
 
to research and comprehend the intersection of electronic artwork and nature, Animal, Vegetable, Digital explores 4 aesthetic innovations: coding, collapsing, corresponding, and keeping. “Coding” denotes the best way artists use operational machine code to blur differences among the reader and textual content, and, for that reason, the realm. Inviting a fluid perception of the boundary among human and know-how, “collapsing” voids simplistic assumptions in regards to the human body’s innate perimeter. the method of translation among traditional and human-readable indicators that permits conversation is defined as “corresponding.” “Conserving” is the applying of electronic artwork via artists to democratize huge- and small-scale protection efforts.
 
a desirable synthesis of literary feedback, communications and journalism, technological know-how and expertise, and rhetoric that pulls on such disparate phenomena as simulated environments, games, and pop culture, Animal, Vegetable, Digital posits that partnerships among electronic aesthetics and environmental feedback are attainable that reconnect humankind to nature and reaffirm its kinship with different residing and nonliving things.

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