Plateaus is a meditation on the geological-scale impact of mobile technologies as well as the socio-political and environmental implications of the mining of minerals for these technologies. It seeks to elicit a new understanding of the relationship between humans, geology, and media technologies: media not as an immaterial phenomenon but as a geological phenomenon, as something composed of minerals harvested from the earth. By examining and representing the role of media consumption in the geological history and future of the earth, the project aims to call into question the ideologies driving the design and production of what have become our most treasured companions: our mobile devices.

It was shown at the Space 4 Art Gallery in San Diego, California (Winter 2017).