Big Data and Society 7 (1) (2020)

Abstract
Environments are increasingly becoming technologized sites of data production. From smart cities to smart forests, digital networks are analyzing and joining up environmental processes. This commentary focuses on one such understudied smart environment, smart forests, as emerging digital infrastructures that are materializing to manage and mitigate environmental change. How does the digitalization of forests not only change understandings of these environments but also generate different practices and ontologies for addressing environmental change? I first analyze smart forests within the expanding area of smart environments, and then discuss five digital practices that characterize smart forests. Based on this analysis, I suggest that forests are not only becoming highly digital environments but also that forests are transforming into technologies for managing environmental change. Smart forest interventions therefore expand the scope of what could count as a technology, especially in the context of data-oriented planetary governance.
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories No categories specified
(categorize this paper)
ISBN(s)
DOI 10.1177/2053951720904871
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 72,564
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

Tracking and Targeting: Sociotechnologies of (In)Security.Jutta Weber, Karolina Follis & Lucy Suchman - 2017 - Science, Technology, and Human Values 42 (6):983-1002.

View all 9 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Data and Temporality in the Spectral City.Nathan A. Olmstead - 2021 - Philosophy and Technology 34 (2):243-263.
Data and Temporality in the Spectral City.Nathan A. Olmstead - 2021 - Philosophy and Technology 34 (2):243-263.
Data and Temporality in the Spectral City.Nathan A. Olmstead - 2021 - Philosophy and Technology 34 (2):243-263.
Classification of Smart Home Applications’ Requirements for the MAC Layer.Yasmeen Altujjar & Hala Mokhtar - 2018 - International Journal of Engineering and Information Systems (IJEAIS) 2 (5):13-21.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2020-11-24

Total views
4 ( #1,286,610 of 2,533,564 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
1 ( #390,861 of 2,533,564 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes