Recommended Reading

Recommended reading by Jacob Smith at NorthWestern University (Illinois) –

The chance meeting of a goose and a plover on a turntable: Chris Watson’s wildlife sound recordings (pdf)

Jacob Smith also wrote “Eco-Sonic Media” (University of California Press, 2015):

The negative environmental effects of media culture are not often acknowledged: the fuel required to keep huge server farms in operation, landfills full of high tech junk, and the extraction of rare minerals for devices reliant on them are just some of the hidden costs of the contemporary mediascape. Eco-Sonic Media brings an ecological critique to the history of sound media technologies in order to amplify the environmental undertones in sound studies and turn up the audio in discussions of greening the media.