The title “ecologies of change” might seem paradoxical to some; to others even tautological. Is ecology synonymous with the lasting and unchanging and thus in urgent need of preservation, to be defended against human interventions and technological change? Or is change inherent to ecologies and thus an ecological mode of thinking puts forward a dynamic, procedural and open way to conceptualise the world? Homeostasis, or the self-regulation of nature presupposes a concept of nature as separate from culture. Thus nature always already is a discursive construct, onto which ideals of regulation and (self) control are projected. There is no easy or singular answer to the question of what media ecology is. The contributions in this issue of spheres touch upon this plurality and are concerned with the concept of (media) ecologies in diverse ways.


Spheres Editorial Collective

Ecologies of Change

S. 1–5

Glowczewski, Barbara

Resisting the Disaster: Between Exhaustion and Creation

S. 1–19

Bjørnsten, Thomas; Løhmann Stephensen, Jan

Renegotiating Data Ecologies Through Trees, Soil, and Pigs' Lungs

S. 1–15

Liang, Lawrence

The Dominant, the Residual and the Emergent in Archival Imagination

S. 1–14

da Rimini, Francesca; Barratt, Virginia

Hexing the Alien

S. 1–22

Eduardo Harry Luersen and Guilherme Malo Maschke

Noise and Error in Contemporary Technoculture – An Interview with Peter Krapp

S. 1–7

dos Santos Bruss, Sara Morais

Making Change. A Report from Bogotá

S. 1–8

Olsson, Jesper

Going Underground. An Expanded Materialism of Media Theory

S. 1–6

Heinrichs, Randi

De-Anonymizing Anonymous

S. 1–5