Media in the dump

Gabrys, Jennifer. 2006. Media in the dump. In: John Knechtel, ed. Trash. (11) Cambridge: MIT Press, pp. 156-165. ISBN 0-262-11301-5 [Book Section]

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'Media in the Dump' examines the phenomenon of electronic waste through five locations, from sites of manufacture (Silicon Valley) to disposal (China). This essay is original in its interdisciplinary approach to the topic of electronic waste. It synthesises fieldwork and scholarship from technology to design and cultural studies. The structure for this essay is original in its surveying of five 'waste ecologies' that traverse the globe.

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The essay is published in a special issue of Alphabet City, an internationally distributed, book-formatted journal published by MIT Press. Alphabet City is a leading art, design and cultural studies publication, and it is rigorously edited and well presented. This special issue on 'Trash,' features leading scholars and artists working in the field.


electronic waste, digital media, materiality

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17 Jan 2008 16:39

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29 Apr 2020 15:27


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