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Screen Ecologies: Art, Media and the Environment in the Asia-Pacific Region

Mike Leggett
Book review

by Larissa Hjorth, Sarah Pink, Kristen Sharp, and Linda Williams
The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2016
Leonardo Book Series, Roger E. Malina, Editor
224 pp., illus. 61 b/w. Trade, $37
ISBN: 978-0-262-034562.

The introduction is a topography to this very complex field of study, where artists, enthusiasts, inventors, activists, technologists, hackers, ecologists, and scientists are all simultaneously responding to the climate changes of the technology industries and the environmental market place of human interactions. For some, this section will be sufficient. The complexities hinted are unraveled in eight chapters, taking cuts through the data and enabling the reader to experience from the inside the magnitude of our mediated effect on each other and the planet we call home.