Bogust says that “media microecology seeks to reveal the impact of a medium’s properties on society. But it does so through a more specialized, focused attention to a single medium, digging deep into one dark, unexplored corner of a media ecosystem, like an ecologist digs deep into the natural one.” This resonates with me because, as a microbiologist, I study the minute interactions between microorganisms and how they affect the population as a whole. So, I have included a picture of a food web, which I think best illustrates ecological interactions to someone that does not study biology. Basically, the web represents what-eats-what. So, to understand what the fox eats, you must first understand what the prey of the fox eats. Ultimately, you can see how the fox gets its energy by showing where the energy comes from. By inspecting each individual’s interactions and their respective niches, you can consequently view the entire ecosystem as a whole.
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