The role of photomontage in the meaning-making of windfarm development
proposed new reality by the developer, the community, the regulators and the consenting body.
This chapter explores the role of photomontage in the development
of windfarms over the last quarter century in Britain, and how the
production of such an image contributes to the meaning-making and
ontology of a new windfarm. It links the trajectory of the development
of windfarm photomontage with insights from ecocriticism, an academic discipline which reads environmental texts with and against literary and artistic works and has developed contemporaneously, gradually
by requiring attention to the conventions of signification in the medium. This matches educationalists’ arguments for children to study the media at school, learning ‘media literacy’, which comprises knowledge of genre, narrative codes and production processes. Critical discourse on Beckett’s television plays values their pedagogic strategies for teaching media literary to adults, paralleling the adult audience with children and paralleling Beckett’s plays with children’s programming. Parents, educators and regulators have argued that programmes for children should