Alum Alenda Chang Co-Editor of Media + Environment

19 Jun, 2019

Alum Alenda Chang Co-Editor of Media + Environment

Alum Alenda Chang is a founding editor-in-chief of the fantastic new journal Media+Environment!

Media+Environment (officially written as Media and Environment) is an open access, online, peer-reviewed journal of transnational and interdisciplinary ecomedia research. The journal seeks to foster dialogue within a fast-growing global community of researchers and creators working to understand and address the myriad ways that media and environments affect, inhabit, and constitute one another. Founded on the premise that media and environment is a crucial conjunction for our time, the journal thus encourages both traditional and multimodal forms of scholarship.

And they're now open for articles!! The second theme of the journal is Mediating Art and Science, which revisits the intellectual and communicative barriers once posited between the “two cultures” of the sciences and the humanities via the new synchronies presented by environmentally oriented arts and media; edited by Alenda Chang and Adrian Ivakhiv. “Mediating Art and Science” is the second stream to be slated for publication in Media+Environment.

Alenda Y. Chang (PhD UC Berkeley) is Assistant Professor of Film and Media Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara and an affiliated faculty member of the Department of Theater and Dance. With a multidisciplinary background in biology, literature, and film, she specializes in merging environmental criticism with the analysis of contemporary media. Her writing has been featured in Ant Spider Bee, Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment, Qui Parle, the Journal of Gaming & Virtual Worlds, and Ecozon@, and her first book Playing Nature: A Field Guide to Video Games (forthcoming Fall 2019, University of Minnesota Press), develops ecological frameworks for understanding and designing digital games. Chang is also the co-founder of the digital media studio Wireframe, which was established to support collaborative and cutting-edge research and teaching in new media with an emphasis on global human rights, social justice, and environmental concerns.