Media and energy require joint theorization as they are bound together across contemporary informational and fossil regimes. Digital Energetics traces the contours of a media analytic of energy and an energy analytic of media across the cultural, environmental, and labor relations they subtend. Focusing specifically on digital operations, its authors analyze how data and energy have jointly modulated the character of data work and politics in a warming world.
“This inspiring, highly readable book positions energy as a core of any future media studies, any future sociology or political science, and any future material philosophy. It couldn’t be more timely.”
— Seán Cubitt, University of Melbourne