Loading presentation...

Present Remotely

Send the link below via email or IM


Present to your audience

Start remote presentation

  • Invited audience members will follow you as you navigate and present
  • People invited to a presentation do not need a Prezi account
  • This link expires 10 minutes after you close the presentation
  • A maximum of 30 users can follow your presentation
  • Learn more about this feature in our knowledge base article

Do you really want to delete this prezi?

Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again.


Arch/Ecologies of E-Waste

Presentation for the Loops + Splices Conference at Victoria University Wellington 1/7/2014

Sy Taffel

on 4 August 2014

Comments (0)

Please log in to add your comment.

Report abuse

Transcript of Arch/Ecologies of E-Waste

Archaeologies and Ecologies of E-Waste

Sy Taffel
Massey University
50,000,000 tonnes of e-waste are generated globally each year

80,000 tonnes of e-waste annually enter NZ landfills
Interviews reveal that the workers and the general public are completely unaware of the hazards of the materials that are being processed and the toxins they contain. There is no proper regulatory authority to oversee or control the pollution, nor the occupational exposures to the toxins in the waste.
BAN and STVC 2002: 26

Media Archaeology
(Media Archaeology) emphasizes cyclical rather than chronological development and recurrence rather than unique invention. In doing so, it runs counter to the customary way of thinking about technoculture in terms of a constant progress proceeding from one technological breakthrough to another and making earlier machines and applications obsolete along the way.’ (Huhtamo 2009: 67)
Archaeology of the Contemporary Past
Media Ecologies
Emphasises archaeology not only as a creative act in the present—a process of assembling and reassembling—but as a discipline which is concerned explicitly with the present itself. This present is not fixed or inevitable, but is still in the process of becoming; it is active and ripe with potential. (Harrison 2011: 12)
Full transcript