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Mother Pelican: The Journal of Solidarity and Sustainability, 2022


“There are only two industries that call their customers ‘users:’ illegal drugs and software.” — Edward Tufte
We can no longer ignore the intricate interconnections between manufactured consent and climate crisis. Cracking the veneer of normalcy entails unflinching inquiry. Rilke writes: Don’t try to get to the answers too quickly…you have to live the questions more fully. By scrutinizing the twin narratives of carbon-myopia and digital empires, we can begin to disentangle the interrelational roots of our ecological, health, and geopolitical crises. Our investigation of digital technology and its corporeal and global inflammatory impact must begin with everyday electronics: the harsh reality of the physical, physiological, and planetary dangers of smartphones is unfolding but remains woefully ignored.…