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    Rights statement: This is an Accepted Manuscript of a book chapter published by Routledge/CRC Press in Routledge Handbook of the Digital Environmental Humanities on 12/09/2022, available online: https://www.routledge.com/Routledge-Handbook-of-the-Digital-Environmental-Humanities/Travis-Dixon-Bergmann-Legg-Crampsie/p/book/9780367536633

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Elemental Computation: From Non-human Media to More-than- Digital Information Systems

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Publication date12/09/2022
Host publicationRoutledge Handbook of the Digital Environmental Humanities
EditorsCharles Travis, Deborah Dixon, Luke Bergmann, Robert Legg, Arlene Crampsie
Place of PublicationAbingdon-on-Thames
PublisherRoutledge
Pages516-527
Number of pages12
Edition1st ed.
ISBN (Electronic)9781003082798
ISBN (Print)9780367536633
<mark>Original language</mark>English

Abstract

Pervasive, high-powered digital information processing has been instrumental in turning the Earth and its constitutive systems into an object of thought and practice. But how does digitised informatics look when we approach it as a process that emerged out of and through the dynamic planetary body we inhabit? In this chapter, we review work that has probed and troubled the division between the domain of abstract, disembedded, dematerialised information systems and the “stuff” of the material world. We argue that human informatic technologies capture and elaborate upon information-processing capabilities that inhere in the Earth’s physical systems – both organic and inorganic.

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This is an Accepted Manuscript of a book chapter published by Routledge/CRC Press in Routledge Handbook of the Digital Environmental Humanities on 12/09/2022, available online: https://www.routledge.com/Routledge-Handbook-of-the-Digital-Environmental-Humanities/Travis-Dixon-Bergmann-Legg-Crampsie/p/book/9780367536633