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100 1  Smith, Jacob,|d1970-|eauthor 
245 10 Eco-sonic media /|cJacob Smith 
264  1 Oakland, California :|bUniversity of California Press,
264  4 |c©2015 
300    vii, 254 pages :|billustrations ;|c23 cm 
336    text|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|2rdamedia 
338    volume|2rdacarrier 
504    Includes bibliographical references and index 
505 0  Green discs -- Birdland melodies -- Subterranean signals -
       - Radio's dark ecology -- The run-out groove 
520    "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. By looking at early and
       neglected forms of sound technology, Jacob Smith seeks to 
       create a revisionist, ecologically aware history of sound 
       media. Delving into the history of pre-electronic media 
       like hand-cranked gramophones, comparatively eco-friendly 
       media artifacts such as the shellac discs that preceded 
       the use of petroleum-based vinyl, early forms of portable 
       technology like divining rods, and even the use of 
       songbirds as domestic music machines, Smith builds a 
       scaffolding of historical case studies to demonstrate how 
       'green media archaeology' can make sound studies vibrate 
       at an ecological frequency while opening the ears of eco-
       criticism. Throughout this eye-opening and timely book he 
       makes readers more aware of the costs and consequences of 
       their personal media consumption by prompting comparisons 
       with non-digital, non-electronic technologies and by 
       offering different ways in which sound media can become 
       eco-sonic media. In the process, he forges 
       interdisciplinary connections, opens new avenues of 
       research, and poses fresh theoretical questions for 
       scholars and students of media, sound studies, and 
       contemporary environmental history"--|cProvided by 
650  0 Sound recordings|xEnvironmental aspects 
650  0 Sound|xRecording and reproducing|xEquipment and supplies
       |xEnvironmental aspects 
650  0 Audio equipment industry|xEnvironmental aspects 
650  0 Sound|xRecording and reproducing|xEquipment and supplies
650  0 Sound in mass media|xHistory 
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