The Digital Globe and New Mediations of the Environment

  • Leon Gurevitch


On December 7th, 1972 at 18,000 miles above the earth and 5 h after launch, the crew of Apollo 17 took a photograph of the earth. Apollo 17 was the last manned mission to the moon and so the image (assigned by NASA the innocuous title ‘AS17-148-22727’, but later reassigned ‘The Blue Marble’) was not by any means the first to be taken of the earth.


Media Form Bush Administration Virtual Camera Environmental Representation Contemporary Context 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of DesignVictoria University of WellingtonWellingtonAotearoa/New Zealand

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