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Ecoplay: The Rhetorics of Games about Nature

Chapter Title

Ecoplay: The Rhetorics of Games about Nature

Book Title

Mediating Nature: The Role of Technology in Ecological Literacy

Department

Department of Writing and Communication

Files

Document Type

Book Chapter

Editors

Sidney I. Dobrin, Sean Morey

Description

Mediating Nature considers how technology acts as a mediating device in the construction and circulation of images that inform how we see and know nature. Scholarship in environmental communication has focused almost exclusively on verbal rather than visual rhetoric, and this book engages ecocritical and ecocompositional inquiry to shift focus onto the making of images.

Contributors to this dynamic collection focus their efforts on the intersections of digital media and environmental/ecological thinking. Part of the book’s larger argument is that analysis of mediations of nature must develop more critical tools of analysis toward the very mediating technologies that produce such media. That is, to truly understand mediations of nature, one needs to understand the creation and production of those mediations, right down to the algorithms, circuit boards, and power sources that drive mediating technologies.

Ultimately, Mediating Nature contends that ecological literacy and environmental politics are inseparable from digital literacies and visual rhetorics. The book will be of interest to scholars and students working in the fields of Ecocriticism, Ecocomposition, Media Ecology, Visual Rehtoric, and Digital Literacy Studies.

ISBN

9780367025182

Publication Date

11-19-2019

Publisher

Routledge

City

Abingdon, Oxford

Keywords

communication, environmental literacy, environmental sciences, games, language, rhetoric, technology

Disciplines

Arts and Humanities | Social and Behavioral Sciences

First Page

15

Last Page

29

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