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dc.creatorPringle, Thomas
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-26T11:51:35Z
dc.date.available2018-09-26T11:51:35Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.necsus-ejms.org/test/photographed-earth-war-media-light-nuclear-events/
dc.identifier.urihttps://mediarep.org/handle/doc/3336
dc.description.abstractThis article charts a media historical relation between radiation and celluloid film, ranging from the downwind 1956 production of The Conqueror to early scientific imaging practices, war photography, war documentaries, military industrial film, and contemporary artists working on radiation aesthetics. Posing the collection as a diagnostic media ecology, this article argues that the valuable evidence provided by the environmental metadata stored in celluloid film is the product of ecological warfare and violence. By turning to the material sciences for a better understanding of how nuclear weapons affect media on large spatial and temporal scales we gain a parallax view to how photographic practices – defined as the aesthetic exchange of light and energy – occur autonomously within our ecology, although some of these forces are mobilised in deadly and imperceptible ways. By demonstrating that non-human agencies released by Cold War energy policies have contaminated military industrial and commercial film archives alike, this article asserts that nuclear testing and warfare have contributed to a global condition of test-subjectivity that can be evidenced by diagnostic media ecology.en
dc.languageeng
dc.publisherAmsterdam University Press
dc.relation.ispartofseriesNECSUS. European Journal of Media Studies
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0
dc.subjectUmweltmediende
dc.subjectMedienökologiede
dc.subjectPolitikde
dc.subjectKernwaffede
dc.subjectToxizitätde
dc.subjectenvironmental mediaen
dc.subjectmaterial politicsen
dc.subjectmedia ecologyen
dc.subjectnuclear testingen
dc.subjecttoxicityen
dc.subject.ddcddc:791
dc.titlePhotographed by the Earth: War and media in light of nuclear eventsen
dc.typearticle
dcterms.bibliographicCitationPringle, Thomas (2014): Photographed by the Earth: War and media in light of nuclear events. In: NECSUS. European Journal of Media Studies 3 (2), 131–154. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5117/NECSUS2014.2.PRIN.
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local.source.spage131
local.source.epage154
local.source.issue2
local.source.volume3
dc.identifier.doi10.5117/NECSUS2014.2.PRIN
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.25969/mediarep/15153
dc.relation.isPartOfissn:2213-0217
dc.publisher.placeAmsterdam
local.coverpage2021-05-29T05:24:24
local.identifier.firstpublishedhttps://doi.org/10.5117/NECSUS2014.2.PRIN


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