“Internet; Environment”
From The Aotearoa Digital Arts Reader, ed. Brennan and Ballard, 2008.

A tree stump with a pair of pliers and a paint brush.

Julian Priest challenges the common understanding of the Internet as a disembodied, virtual space and brings to our attention the physical side of the Internet, including the major environmental impact of the information technology industry. Priest discusses the current and past states of environmental politics and poses the question of how to find balance, faced with conflict between our environment and the impact of our own technological creations.