Excerpts of The Tome of Light


  • Elia Vargas University of California, Santa Cruz



Author Biography

Elia Vargas, University of California, Santa Cruz

Elia Vargas is an Oakland, California-based artist and scholar. He works across multiple mediums, ranging from video and sound to writing and performance, focused on nature-cultural media practices. He is a Ph.D. candidate in Film and Digital Media at the University of California, Santa Cruz and is the co-founder and co-curator of the Living Room Light Exchange, a monthly salon on critical, intersectional perspectives of art and technology. His current work considers the cultural, philosophical, and techno-scientific conditions of the early American oil industry and argues for refiguring crude oil as media to decentre anthropocentric representations of nature.




How to Cite

Vargas, E. (2022). Excerpts of The Tome of Light. Imaginations: Journal of Cross-Cultural Image Studies, 13(1), 47–54. https://doi.org/10.17742/IMAGE.PM.13.1.4