I think we need to be careful about what we mean when we say things like
scale of the digitalisation of everyday life and the pervasiveness of
digital technologies it seems to me that there is very little space
outside of the digital. Everything we consume appears to be either
constructed through the appropriation of digital technologies or is
mediated by them, or both. This would suggest that 'physical' spaces are
digitalised. Are there any spaces outside of the digital? Are there any
non-digital spaces? If so, can we call these wild or should a different
term be used?
I think there is a confusion here. Just because a wifi network is available
in a so-called "wild" area does not mean that that space is digital any more
than it has been changed by the presence of radio waves does it?
If we look at digitization as a process of sampling of the analogue then
wouldn't we answer some of these questions very differently.
I personally have difficulty correlating the terms nature and digital let
alone "wild nature" and the digital. It's an intersting discussion and is
useful to maybe help us analyse what we actually mean by nature, wild and
To alter your subscription settings, log on to Subscriber's Corner at http://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/lists/writing-and-the-digital-life.html
To unsubscribe, email [log in to unmask] with a blank subject line and the following text in the body of the message: SIGNOFF WRITING-AND-THE-DIGITAL-LIFE