High Tech Trash

High-Tech Trash speaks to a paradox in contemporary society in which failure is disavowed yet necessary for technological innovation. “Leonard Cohen sang ‘There’s a crack in everything … that’s how the light gets in.’ Here, ...

High Tech Trash

Author: Carolyn L. Kane

Publisher: University of California Press

ISBN: 0520340140

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​A free ebook version of this title will be available through Luminos, University of California Press’ Open Access publishing program for monographs. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more. High-Tech Trash analyzes creative strategies in glitch, noise, and error to chart the development of an aesthetic paradigm rooted in failure. Carolyn L. Kane explores how technologically influenced creative practices, primarily from the second half of the twentieth and first quarter of the twenty-first centuries, critically offset a broader culture of pervasive risk and discontent. In so doing, she questions how we continue onward, striving to do better and acquire more, despite inevitable disappointment. High-Tech Trash speaks to a paradox in contemporary society in which failure is disavowed yet necessary for technological innovation.

High Tech Trash

There, they are "recycled"-picked apart by hand, exposing thousands of workers and community residents to toxics. As Grossman notes, "This is a story in which we all play a part, whether we know it or not.

High Tech Trash

Author: Elizabeth Grossman

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 1597263834

Page: 352

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The Digital Age was expected to usher in an era of clean production, an alternative to smokestack industries and their pollutants. But as environmental journalist Elizabeth Grossman reveals in this penetrating analysis of high tech manufacture and disposal, digital may be sleek, but it's anything but clean. Deep within every electronic device lie toxic materials that make up the bits and bytes, a complex thicket of lead, mercury, cadmium, plastics, and a host of other often harmful ingredients. High Tech Trash is a wake-up call to the importance of the e-waste issue and the health hazards involved. Americans alone own more than two billion pieces of high tech electronics and discard five to seven million tons each year. As a result, electronic waste already makes up more than two-thirds of the heavy metals and 40 percent of the lead found in our landfills. But the problem goes far beyond American shores, most tragically to the cities in China and India where shiploads of discarded electronics arrive daily. There, they are "recycled"-picked apart by hand, exposing thousands of workers and community residents to toxics. As Grossman notes, "This is a story in which we all play a part, whether we know it or not. If you sit at a desk in an office, talk to friends on your cell phone, watch television, listen to music on headphones, are a child in Guangdong, or a native of the Arctic, you are part of this story." The answers lie in changing how we design, manufacture, and dispose of high tech electronics. Europe has led the way in regulating materials used in electronic devices and in e-waste recycling. But in the United States many have yet to recognize the persistent human health and environmental effects of the toxics in high tech devices. If Silent Spring brought national attention to the dangers of DDT and other pesticides, High Tech Trash could do the same for a new generation of technology's products.

Technology and the Environment in History

Grossman, Elizabeth. High Tech Trash: Digital Devices, Hidden Toxics, and
Human Health. Washington, DC: Island Press, 2006. Grosz, Elizabeth. “Bodies
and Knowledges: Feminism and the Crisis of Reason.” In Space, Time, and
Perversion ...

Technology and the Environment in History

Author: Sara B. Pritchard

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

ISBN: 1421438992

Page: 264

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Aimed at students and scholars new to environmental history, the history of technology, and their nexus, this impressive synthesis looks outward and forward—identifying promising areas in more formative stages of intellectual development and current synergies with related areas that have emerged in the past few years, including environmental anthropology, discard studies, and posthumanism.

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High Tech Trash Keep the Staff Looking Good. SPECIALFEATURE by Terre O'
Brien companies ' insurance costs have increased four fold in the past year alone
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Environmental Law

Many hazardous materials go into the manufacture of high - tech electronics ,
including lead , cadmium , mercury and ... the low - tech reclamation that goes on
in third world countries , see “ High - Tech Trash , ” National Geographic
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Environment and Society

You probably identify the term solid wastes with municipal garbage , but that is
only the small but highly visible portion of the solid ... But there are a lot more of
us now , and in some ways , modern high - tech trash is more difficult to dispose
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Environment and Society

Author: Charles L. Harper

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This is a core textbook for courses on environmental issues taught in sociology or geography or environmental sciences departments.

PC Magazine

Change is slow in coming , even within Dell's own environmental policy manOn
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