Animal Internet : nature and the digital revolution / Alexander Pschera ; foreword by Dr. Martin Wikelski ; translated by Elisabeth Lauffer.

Pschera, Alexander, author.
Standardized Title:
Internet der Tiere. English
New York : New Vessel Press, [2016] , ©2016
ii, 207 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Zoology -- Research -- Data processing.
Animals -- Social aspects.
Animal radio tracking -- Technological innovations.
Social media.
Internet research.
Human-animal relationships.
Animal behavior -- Research -- Technological innovations.
Wildlife research -- Technique -- Technological innovations.
Animal diversity conservation -- Technological innovations.
Tracking and trailing -- Technological innovations.
Technological innovations -- Social aspects.
Nature -- Social aspects.
"A bestial Brave New World is on the horizon: Some 50,000 creatures around the globe--including whales, leopards, flamingoes, bats and snails--are being equipped with digital tracking devices. The data gathered and studied by major scientific institutes about their behavior will not only aid in conservation efforts and warn us about tsunamis, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, but radically transform our relationship to the natural world. With a broad cultural and historical lens, this book examines human ties with animals, from domestic pets to the soaring popularity of bird watching and kitten images on the Web. Will millennia of exploration soon be reduced to experiencing wilderness via smartphone? Contrary to pessimistic fears, author Alexander Pschera sees the Internet as creating a historic opportunity for a new dialogue between man and nature."--Publisher description.
Introduction: Why today's Little Red Riding Hood has a smartphone in her pocket : an old story in a new light
Why we are now nothing more than beautiful souls : in the labyrinth of a postmodern awareness of nature
Why we know whether a swallow is frightened in a storm : what really happens on the Animal Internet
Why we should care if a frog wanders around in China : the new generation of working animals
Why Alexander von Humboldt hasn't logged off yet ... : the people behind the Animal Internet
... And why "Problem Bear" Bruno might still be alive today : on new forms of coexistence
Why technology is not all bad, and nature not all good : data protection for animals and the positive sides of transparency
Why animals were always friends of humans : a little story of empathy
Why the Internet is crawling with cats : the Internet as a shared space of being
Why after nature, nature will still exist : humans and animals in the anthropocene.
Translation of: Das Internet der Tiere : Der neue Dialog zwischen Mensch und Natur. 2014.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-199) and index.
Wikelski, Martin, author of foreword.
Lauffer, Elisabeth, translator.
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