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.

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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.

Chapter 1: Introduction – Jane D. Marsching and Andrea Polli
 
Chapter 2: Every New Thing: The Evolution of Artistic Technologies in the Antarctic, or How Land Arts Came to the Ice – William L. Fox
 
Chapter 3: Magnets of the Fantastic: The North Pole Observed – Jane D. Marsching
 
Chapter 4: Pages From The Book of the Unknown Explorer – Judit Hersko
 
Chapter 5: Antarctic Diaries Excerpt – Simon Faithfull
 
Chapter 6: Ground Truth [Focus: The Antarctic Dry Valleys] – Andrea Polli
 
Chapter 7: London Fieldworks: Polaria Fieldwork and Installation – Jo Joelson and Bruce Gilchrist
 
Chapter 8: Disappearing Ice and Missing Data: Climate Change in the Visual Culture of the Polar Regions – Lisa E. Bloom and Elena Glasberg
 
Chapter 9: Between Ecotopia and Ecotage: Polar Media – Peter Krapp
 
Chapter 10: Nonorganic Life: Frequency, Virtuality and the Sublime in Antarctica – Susan Ballard
 
Chapter 11: Inhabiting the Extreme or Making Antarctica Familiar – Annick Bureaud
 
Chapter 12: Voices, Lines, Cracks and Data-Sets: Formations of a New ‘Idea of the Canadian North’ – Leslie Sharpe
 
Chapter 13: Airspace [Focus: McMurdo Station, Antarctica] – Andrea Polli
 
Chapter 14: Systemness: Towards a Data Aesthetics of Climate Change – Tom Corby
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