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Solitude and Presence: Photo Reflections on Natural and Digital Ecologies
     

Solitude and Presence: Photo Reflections on Natural and Digital Ecologies

by Kevin Healey
 

For over a year I, along with my wife and six-year-old daughter, have rented a small, mailbox-shaped house nestled among fifteen acres of private land in Durham, New Hampshire. During our time here the forest never lost its draw, and in fact has become an unexpected source of insight for my teaching and research. My academic work, which touches on media, religion,

Overview

For over a year I, along with my wife and six-year-old daughter, have rented a small, mailbox-shaped house nestled among fifteen acres of private land in Durham, New Hampshire. During our time here the forest never lost its draw, and in fact has become an unexpected source of insight for my teaching and research. My academic work, which touches on media, religion, and digital culture, is all the richer for having spent countless hours walking, sitting, and reflecting in the small oasis that we’ve come to call home. While I generally prefer to leave my phone behind, I occasionally bring it with me to capture images and videos of this lightly-traveled piece of land. However metaphorically, many of these images capture key concepts behind my own evolving critique of digital culture: silence and solitude, presence and place, among others. The essays in this short work represent an early foray into an approach that I call contemplative media studies: the application of contemplative principles and practices to the critical analysis of media technologies, content, and institutions.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940045752862
Publisher:
Kevin Healey
Publication date:
03/07/2014
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Kevin Healey is an Assistant Professor of Media Studies at the University of New Hampshire. His work focuses on the intersections of media, religion, and culture, with an emphasis on digital technologies.

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