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Here’s a selective bibliography of some of the sources I used for my presentation at the Mediating Environmental Change: Exploring the Way Forwards MeCCSA symposium in Bournemouth earlier this month. A few people there asked if I could post these links, so here they are, I hope they’re useful :)

Media Materiality and Environment: Exploring the Ethics and Sustainability of Hardware

Basel Action Network (BAN) and Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition (STVC) (2002), Exporting Harm, The High-Tech Trashing of Asia, http://www.ban.org/E-waste/technotrashfinalcomp.pdf

Basel Action Network (BAN) (2005) The Digital Dump: Exporting Re-Use and Abuse to Africa, http://www.ban.org/BANreports/10-24-05/index.htm

Braungart, Michael; and McDonough, William (2009) Cradle to Cradle: Re-making the Way we Make Things, London, Vintage

Jenny Chan and Ngai Pun (2010) Suicide as Protest for the New Generation of Chinese Migrant Workers: Foxconn, Global Capital, and the State The Asia-Pacific Journal, 37-2-10.http://sacom.hk/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/the-asia-pacific-journal-sep2010-suicide-as-protest-jc-pn1.pdf

China Labour Watch (2008) Foxconn Corporation, Cornell University ILR School, http://digitalcommons.ilr.cornell.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1496&context=globaldocs

Essick, Kristi (2001) Guns Money and Cell Phones, The Industry Standard Magazine
Issue Date: June 11 2001, http://www.uky.edu/~tmute2/GEI-Web/GEI-readings/Guns,%20Money%20and%20Cell%20Phones%20%97%20Global%20Issues.pdf

Gartner Inc (2007) Gartner Estimates ICT Industry Accounts for 2 Percent of Global CO2 Emissions http://www.gartner.com/it/page.jsp?id=503867

Greenpeace (2006) Toxic Chemicals in Computers Exposed, http://www.greenpeace.org/international/Global/international/planet-2/report/2006/9/toxic-chemicals-in-computers.pdf

Huisman, Jaco; Magalini, Federico; Kuehr, Ruediger; Maurer, Claudia (2008) 2008 Review of Directive 2002/96 on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE), United Nations University, http://ec.europa.eu/environment/waste/weee/pdf/final_rep_unu.pdf

#IVF Industrial Research and Development Corporation (2007) European Commission DG TREN Preparatory studies for Eco-design Requirements of EuPs (Contract TREN/D1/40-2005/LOT3/S07.56313) Lot 3 Personal Computers (desktops and
laptops) and Computer Monitors Final Report (Task 1-8), http://extra.ivf.se/ecocomputer/downloads/Eup%20Lot%203%20Final%20Report%20070913%20published.pdf

Kooney, Jonathan G.(2007) Estimating Total Power Consumption by Severs in the U.S. And the World, http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.87.5562&rep=rep1&type=pdf

Luthje, Boy (2006) The Changing Map of Global Electronics: Networks of Mass Production in the New Economy, Edited by, Smith, Ted, Sonnenfeld, David, Pellow, David Naguib (2006) Challenging the Chip, Labor Rights and Environmental Justice in the Global Electronics Industry, Temple University Press, Philadelphia

Miller, Toby and Maxwell, Richard (2008a) Ecological Ethics and Media Technology, International Journal of Communication 2: Feature 331-53, http://ijoc.org/ojs/index.php/article/computer/2008-07-24/240.html

Raphael, Chad and Smith, Ted (2006) Importing Extended Producer Responsibility for Electronic Equipment into the United States, in Smith, Ted, Sonnenfeld, David, Pellow, David Naguib (2006) Challenging the Chip, Labor Rights and Environmental Justice in the Global Electronics Industry, Temple University Press, Philadelphia

SACOM (Students and Scholars Against Corporate Misbehaviour) (2010) Workers as Machines: Military Management in Foxconn, http://sacom.hk/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/report-on-foxconn-workers-as-machines_sacom.pdf

Sells, Edward Anthony (2009), Towards a Self-Manufacturing Rapid Prototyping Machine, Doctoral dissertation, University of Bath, http://opus.bath.ac.uk/20452/2/UnivBath_PhD_2009_E_A_Sells.pdf

Sonnefeld, David A (2006) Global Electronics in Smith, Ted, Sonnenfeld, David, Pellow, David Naguib (2006) Challenging the Chip, Labor Rights and Environmental Justice in the Global Electronics Industry, Temple University Press, Philadelphia

UN (2001) Security Council Condemns Illegal Exploitation of Democratic Republic of Congo’s Natural Resources, http://www.un.org/News/Press/docs/2001/sc7057.doc.htm

UN (2001b) Report of the Panel of Experts on the Illegal Exploitation of Natural Resources and Other Forms of Wealth of the Democratic Republic of the Congo , http://www.un.org/News/dh/latest/drcongo.htm

Underwood, Neil (2011) Cheap skates guide to a $510ish Mendel ($360 if you have access to a 3d printer) http://repraplogphase.blogspot.com/2011/01/cheap-skates-guide-to-510ish-mendel-360.html

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) (2008) Fact Sheet on National Data Center Energy Efficiency Information Program, http://www1.eere.energy.gov/industry/datacenters/pdfs/national_data_center_fact_sheet_abbrev.pdf

Williams E. (2004). Energy Intensity of Computer Manufacturing: Hybrid Assessment
Combining Process and Economic Input-Output Methods. United Nation University. Environmental Science Technology, Volume 38. No 22. Tokyo, Japan. http://www.cs.ucsb.edu/~chong/290N/Williams.pdf

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Media, Materiality and the Environment: Exploring the Ethics and Sustainability of Hardware on Prezi

Here’s a link (it seems that WordPress doesn’t like Prezi’s embed codes) to the Prezi presentation I made for the Mediating Environmental Change: Exploring the Way Forwards symposium in Bournemouth which took place on Friday 4th March 2011. It was a really fascinating event which brought together a diverse group of researchers, practitioners and activists who work in areas around media and environmental change, and I’m hoping to find some time to blog about some of the talks which were given there. I’m also going to post up a collection of links to some of the sources I’ve used for the information contained in the presentation, and that should be up sometime later in the week.

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I’m currently working on a paper for a MECCSA one day symposium called Mediating Environmental Change: Exploring the Way Forwards. The event takes place in Bournemouth on Friday 4th May and judging by the line up it promises to be a great event.

My paper’s titled ‘Media, Materiality and the Environment: Exploring the Ethics and Sustainability of Hardware’ and will explore a range of ways that the life cycle of the hardware that enables the creation of digital media has numerous detrimental environmental and social consequences, alongside a range of alternative practices which could constitute a more sustainable and ethical hardware life cycle. I’ll try and post some more details up once the paper’s finished

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