Environmental Media

Published on June 6th, 2018

We conduct research on the resources required to energize and sustain media technologies and users in a global context. We also do research on e-waste, orbital debris, and the environmental impacts of media systems and devices.

Recent Projects:

Mediating Animal-Infrastructure Relations – information to be posted soon

Energizing Media – information to be posted soon


L. Parks, “Earth Observation and Signal Territories: Studying U.S. Broadcast Infrastructure through Historical Network Maps, Google Earth, and Fieldwork,” Canadian Journal of Communication 38, no. 3 (September 14, 2013).

L. Parks, “Falling Apart: Electronics Salvaging and the Global Media Economy,” in Residual Media, ed. Charles R. Acland (U of Minnesota Press, 2007), 32–47.

L. Parks, “Orbital Ruins,” NECSUS: European Journal of Media Studies, (November 8, 2013).

L. Parks, “Kinetic Screens: Epistemologies of Movement at the Interface,” in MediaSpace: Place, Scale and Culture in a Media Age, ed. Nick Couldry and Anna McCarthy, 1 edition (Routledge, 2004), 37–57.