A review by samwreads
The Marvelous Clouds: Toward a Philosophy of Elemental Media by John Durham Peters


Really good stuff. As a hard sciences person and newcomer to media theory, it was actually the small bits of text on infrastructural media and ablative relationships that were most interesting to me.

I was on board the whole way with Peters's premise but I do feel that a lot of his search for meaning, connections and epiphanies relies more heavily on linguistic bricolage than I am fond of. Probably need to re-read sections to critically evaluate that impression. That said there's more than enough solid work to make it worthwhile.