ecology

Per photo, digital photography is undeniably more eco-friendly than analogue film photography. However, we make orders of magnitude more photos now than in the analogue times. This article discusses the history of digital image formats and their ecological footprint.
Yani Kong and Laura Marks discuss the genre and aesthetics of small file cinema that inspired The Photographers' Gallery "Small File Photo Festival" in 2023.
This article speculates how photography could evolve to face the challenges that the networked image and the environmental emergency has brought forward. It suggests a radical change in the visual cultures developed along with the adoption of a new file format.
The Small File Photo Festival is a mini festival and online exhibition encouraging and celebrating small size photography
On the first day of the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow, a network of people operating DIY satellite ground stations around the world will capture a collective snapshot of the Earth.
Jon Chen's are.na channel subverts how we define and explore the material relationships of computers and the environment
New critical writing that sheds light on photography’s environmental impact in its various aspects through newly commissioned articles written by international authors
TPG
2023-06
Nephogram is a free app that calculates how many grams of CO2 are emitted by the photos we share on social media.
Sofia Crespo and Anna Ridler unpick technologies and how they are created, and this process of building the dataset starts to think through some of the implications inherent in even analogue …
A Screen Walks playlist of recorded live-streamed events touching on ecology.
Shadow Growth explores how counter-visualisation techniques can be used to contest the pervasive images that promote an ideology of economic growth, while simultaneously obscuring its ecosystem harms.
Joana Moll and Marloes de Valk discuss Joana’s project 4004, commissioned in 2021. Digging into the infrastructures at the heart of today’s digital technology, they discuss the role of art in the transition to a less polluting society.
4004 creates a link between the explosion of techno-capitalism, the acceleration of climate change and resulting decline of essential ecosystems.
Synthetic Messenger Tega Brain and Sam Lavigne. A  botnet that artificially inflates the value of climate news. Everyday it searches the internet for news articles covering climate change. Then 100 …
The company's star ethics researcher highlighted the risks of large language models, which are key to Google's business.