Articles

Articles

By the Small File Team

“The environmental cost of binge-watching” by Radek Przedpelski, Trinity College Dublin

“Tiny Movies at the End of the World” by Yani Kong, Simon Fraser University

“Streaming video is overheating the planet” by Laura Marks and Stephen Makonin,
The Vancouver Sun

Ready to dig deep into why Small Files are so important? This list of resources is a great start into exploring the entangled nature of streaming media and end the environment.

Anders Andrae, “New perspectives on internet electricity use in 2030,” Engineering and Applied Science Letters 3:2 (2020):19-31. https://doaj.org/article/e7852aaee53e4ae8874b39ee23547305

Lotfi Belkhir and Ahmed Elmeligi, “Assessing ICT global emissions footprint: Trends to 2040 & recommendations,” Journal of cleaner production 177 (2018): 448-463. 
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Greenpeace. 2017. “Clicking Clean: Who Is Winning the Race to Build a Green Internet?”
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Laura U. Marks, “Let’s Deal with the Carbon Footprint of Streaming Media,”Afterimage,
https://online.ucpress.edu/afterimage/issue/47/2

Laura U. Marks, “Streaming video, a surprising link between pandemic and climate crisis,” Journal of Visual Culture and Harun Farocki Institut special issue on Covid-19
https://www.harun-farocki-institut.org/en/2020/04/16/streaming-video-a-link-between-pandemic-and-climate-crisis-journal-of-visual-culture-hafi-2/

Laura U. Marks, “Video haptics and erotics,” Screen 39:4 (Winter 1998): 331-348. 
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Norberto Patrignani and Diane Whitehouse, “Slow Tech: a quest for good, clean and fair ICT,” Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society 12:2 (2014): 78-92. 
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The Shift Project. “Climate Crisis: The Unsustainable Use of Online Video,” 2019.
https://theshiftproject.org/en/article/lean-ict-our-new-report/

Hito Steyerl, “In Defense of the Poor Image.” The Wretched of the Screen. Berlin: Sternberg Press, 2012. 31-45. 
https://www.e-flux.com/journal/10/61362/in-defense-of-the-poor-image/

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