My new book, Ecomedia Literacy: Integrating Ecology into Media Education, is officially out. For ordering information, click here.
About the cover: Many have commented on and asked about the beautiful cover image. It was produced by NASA Art Director, Jenny Mottar, for their annual Earth Day commemoration. This particular poster marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Because NASA is a government funded agency, its imagery is available to the public for free without copyright. The image illustrates a positive expression of ecomedia, showing how ecosystems are at the heart of human existence. By combining satellite imagery and artistic intervention, it’s also a creative use of technology that is often be used for environmentally destructive purposes (satellite mapping is can be used as a tool of control, extraction, and warfare). I was incredibly pleased to get permission to use this as the cover of Ecomedia Literacy because it captures the ethical heart of the book.