Special Issue: Nature on screen: The implications of visual media for human-nature relationships.

Published online
10 Oct 2022
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This special feature draws attention to new research and perspectives around two key questions. First, how and why is 'nature on screen' produced, by whom and for whom? Second, how does digital visual media both reflect and inform people's relations with the natural world? A holistic approach is taken to examine the role of visual media in human-nature relations, considering not only the consumption and impact of content but also its conception, development and production. The 13 articles in the special feature include depictions of (more-or-less realistic) wild animals, landscapes, ecological processes and environmental histories in digital visual media, including television programmes and movies, video games, virtual reality and image-oriented social media (e.g. YouTube, Instagram).

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