Far Field (Book)
Digital Culture, Climate Change, and the Poles
Human understanding of the rapidly changing environments of the North and South Poles – and the realities of climate change – has been radically transformed by a host of innovations afforded by the digital technologies. Far Field presents essays from artists and scholars who address the shift in our collective cultural understanding through a selection of the most significant artistic, scientific, technological and philosophical interpretations of the poles over the past decade. Amply illustrated and including fascinating first person accounts of projects at the poles, this cutting-edge volume will have important implications for contemporary cultural studies and the critical study of climate change.
Andrea Polli is associate professor of film and media at the University of New Mexico. She is a digital artist whose work addresses science and technology in contemporary society.
Jane Marsching is associate professor at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design.