Entangled Trees and Arboreal Networks of Sensitive Environments


The article discusses how current mediated conditions change nature perception from a media study perspective. The article is based on different case studies such as the current sensation of atmospheric change through sensible media attached to trees which get published via Twitter, the meteorologist Amazonian Tall Tower Observatory and the use of gutta percha derived from tropical trees for the production of cables in the history of telegraphy. For analysing the examples, the perspective of »media as environments« is flipped to »environments as media«, because this focus doesn’t approach media from a networked and technological perspective primarily but makes productive the elemental character of basic »media« like air, earth and water

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Schneider, Birgit: Entangled Trees and Arboreal Networks of Sensitive Environments. In: ZMK Zeitschrift für Medien- und Kulturforschung, Jg. 9 (2018), Nr. 1, S. 107-126. DOI:
 author = {Schneider, Birgit},
 title = {Entangled Trees and Arboreal Networks of Sensitive Environments},
 year = 2018,
 doi = "\url{}",
 volume = 9,
 address = {Hamburg},
 journal = {ZMK Zeitschrift für Medien- und Kulturforschung},
 number = 1,
 pages = {107--126},
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