Journal of Environmental Media
Bergillos, I. (2020). “Media life in the Anthropocene". Journal of Environmental Media, 1(1), pp. 27-31. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1386/jem_00004_1
This short article focuses on the interrelation of two seemingly invisible phenomena that have a growing influence on our daily lives: on the one hand, our intimate relationship with devices and practices mediated by technology, which make up our media life, and on the other, the great impact that our way of life has on the planet that we inhabit, which invites us to think about our role in the Anthropocene, a new geological era in which human activity is the main agent of change in the Earth’s ecosystems. Regarding these key trends as closely connected gives us the opportunity to find accessible solutions to our daily concerns on environmental issues. In other words, considering our media life in the Anthropocene means to be aware of the challenges that we face while asking ourselves how to claim a responsible use of technology that ‐ in line with our humanity ‐ will help us to confront them.