Rather than ignoring the toxic legacies of our industrial past, what if we engaged with remnants such as Newtown Creek to imagine a more fluid and dynamic Antropocene that moves away from green fantasies towards assessing troubling but necessary realities?
The ecomodernists envision a decoupling from nature founded on further integration into private markers and technical innovation.
To prevent social and ecological disaster, an alternative Prometheanism requires a turn away from power, production and profit towards a new relationship to necessity and the natural world.
The myth of Prometheus has multiple incarnations proposing distinct ideologies of progress.
...this is part of a talk I'm going to do at Queen Mary University in London in a few weeks, at the conference Emerging Critical Environments with Kate Soper and Tim Clark (and others). I already posted the opening on my blog.
In a previous post I argued that hyperobjects are viscous—they adhere to you no matter how hard to try to pull away, rendering ironic distance obsolete. Now I'll argue that they are also nonlocal.
I've been doing some thinking about my “hyperobjects” for my upcoming talk at Loyola, and I realized that hyperobjects are viscous. What do I mean?
I did a talk on what I call hyperobjects at CalArts at the beginning of this month. Next week I'm in New Orleans at Loyola University doing the 2.0 version. 1.0 was about plutonium. This one will be about oil.
I recently posted on fragility, chunks of Greenland, the movie Avatar and the rock group Yes here. It struck me while I was editing the post that it's worth reiterating here a major conclusion of The Ecological Thought: this is not the end of history.
Hello everybody. Since this is my first post I thought I'd just tell you my big news.