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On-Demand Ecologies

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July 18 + 21, 6-8pm ET

Megan Wiessner

This course will look at the energy networks and material inputs that enable streaming content, on-demand shipping, and constant connectivity, alongside their less obvious environmental ramifications: changing lifestyles, the ecological implications of precarious labor, and the reshaping and privatization of social spaces. With this expanded view, we will explore political responses to the ecological challenges posed by digital technology that move beyond the limited frameworks of individual choice and corporate responsibility.

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Megan Wiessner is a PhD Candidate and Instructor in Media, Culture, and Communication at NYU specializing in environmental, spatial, and infrastructural aspects of media systems. Her dissertation looks at climate concerns and increasing digitization in the North American supply chain for structural timber, and resulting implications for forests, housing, and labor.