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Antonio López is the author of The Media Ecosystem , and is a media educator and journalist who has written for Tricycle, Punk Planet, In These Times, High Times, The Brooklyn Rail, Reality Sandwich , and scores of other magazines, newspapers, websites, and academic journals. His essays have been featured in several anthologies, including Toward 2012: Perspectives on the Next Age and the MacArthur Foundation's book series, Digital Learning in the 21st Century . His first book on media and education, Mediacology , was published in 2008. López received professional training at the Center for Investigative Reporting in San Francisco and studied peace and conflict studies at University of California, Berkeley. He received an MA in media studies from the New School for Social Research and holds a PhD from the School of Punk Rock. He currently resides in Rome, Italy, where he teaches media studies at an American university and is completing his PhD in education for sustainability. He blogs at http://mediacology.com .
book excerpt from The Media Ecosystem: Reoccupying the Collective Imagination
Earth embodies a great spirit, of which we are all a part.
But alienated humans have colonized this planetary life force. Working in service of corporate abstractions, they have forsaken membership in the Earth community for the power and privilege to exploit all its resources and living subjects. Despite being children of Earth, they no longer know from where they come. Instead they enclose commonly shared resources...