Dr. Eduardo Harry Luersen

Postdoctoral Fellow at the Zukunftskolleg / Affiliated with the Department of Literature, Art and Media Studies

Reserach project: Cloud gaming atlas: from Earth's metabolism to the longing for radiant infrastructures

The project seeks to expand my research agenda into the realm of cloud gaming infrastructure while advancing further into the study of the interdependencies between digital technologies and the living environment. This is an important theme considering the still underexplored relations of gaming with the climate crisis. For this same reason, it is important to conceptualize how the infrastructure of digital media relates to natural systems. The emergence of planetary-scale remote gaming is historically coinciding with a broader cultural shift to "planetarity", in which issues related to the mitigation of anthropogenic climate change, renewable energy sources, and environmental regeneration are more clearly recognized as an issue of the commons. Thus, this research project will seek to assess the continuum between technology and nature in the infrastructure of cloud gaming, while also taking into account how the industry is preparing to manage the environmental problems associated with its escalation.

Postdoctoral Fellow since 06/2022

Curriculum Vitae