Media ecology in Michel Serres’ Philosophy of Communication

Barker, T. (2015) Media ecology in Michel Serres’ Philosophy of Communication. Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology, 19(1), pp. 50-68. (doi: 10.5840/techne201532327)

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Throughout his philosophical project Michel Serres uses the etymological connections between words to reveal much larger experiential and philosophical links. One such connection is between the words ‘media’ and ‘milieu’. In this paper I show how Serres’ philosophy of communication can be used to think critically about the relationship between media and the environment. The paper provides an introduction to Serres’ mode of thought, focusing on his treatment of communication systems. It explores his articulation of noise, information and thermodynamics and what this contributes to critical discussions of media ecology.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Barker, Professor Timothy
Authors: Barker, T.
College/School:College of Arts & Humanities > School of Culture and Creative Arts > Theatre Film and TV Studies
Journal Name:Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology
Publisher:Philosophy Documentation Center
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