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Logistical Media and Environmental Media: Energy, War and the Politics of Distribution

Ned Rossiter and Soenke Zehle


Media staple environment to logistics as technologies that mediate the dynamic between contingency and entropy. Contingency interrupts plans, entropy introduces disorder. Media organize disruption and disorder as constitutive elements in the production of value enabled by technologies of capture and control. The power of logistical media resides precisely in their capacity to organize. Environmental media describe the space of organization. Logistical media govern space with the calibration of time. This article explores these dynamics as they cut across energy infrastructures, technologies of war and the politics of distribution.

Published in Journal of Environmental Media 4.1 (2023): 77–89. PDF available here.

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