Empiricism, Information Management, and Environmental Humanities

Scott Slovic

Abstract


We live in an era of too much information and too little caring. Following up on the work of Numbers and Nerves: Information, Emotion, and Meaning in a World of Data (2015), I will turn my attention in this paper to various “imaginaries” (trans-scalarity, vulnerability, and, in particular, singularity) as a way of suggesting how ecocriticism can overcome intrinsic human insensitivity to information about large, slow, distant phenomena. This paper will emphasize ecocriticism as a field deeply associated with information management and communication

Keywords


ecocriticism, information management, communication

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@Journal of Ecocriticism. ISSN 1916-1549