Conversations on Media, Art and Science
Animal Media with Parikka and Benson (Episode 3)
In this episode dedicated to animals and media, historian Etienne Benson discusses the electronic surveillance of wildlife and media theorist Jussi Parikka talks about insects as technology. We also chat about animal studies, surveillance, biopolitics, Deleuze & Guattari, and why tracking technology isn't so creepy. For more, get a copy of Benson's Wired Wilderness and Parikka's Insect Media.
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Photo: A grey whale named Gigi tagged with an electronic tracker about to be released into the wild. Photo by J. S. Leatherwood and excerpted from Etienne Benson's essay "Autonomous Biological Sensor Platforms" published in Issue 41 of Cabinet. Do yourself a favor, buy an issue.