MachineMachine /stream - tagged with anthropocene https://machinemachine.net/stream/feed en-us http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss LifePress therourke@gmail.com <![CDATA[Washington Monthly | The World Is Choking on Digital Pollution]]> https://washingtonmonthly.com/magazine/january-february-march-2019/the-world-is-choking-on-digital-pollution/

Tens of thousands of Londoners died of cholera from the 1830s to the 1860s. The causes were simple: mass quantities of human waste and industrial contaminants were pouring into the Thames, the central waterway of a city at the center of a rapidly industrializing world.

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Thu, 07 Feb 2019 05:01:01 -0800 https://washingtonmonthly.com/magazine/january-february-march-2019/the-world-is-choking-on-digital-pollution/
<![CDATA[‘Everything is not going to be okay’: How to live with constant reminders that the Earth is in trouble]]> https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/everything-is-not-going-to-be-okay-how-to-live-with-constant-reminders-that-the-earth-is-in-trouble/2019/01/24/9dd9d6e6-1e53-11e9-8b59-0a28f2191131_story.html

What does it mean to be alive right now? Right now. Right this second, right this epoch, as mankind alters the Earth beyond recognition.

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Thu, 07 Feb 2019 05:01:00 -0800 https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/everything-is-not-going-to-be-okay-how-to-live-with-constant-reminders-that-the-earth-is-in-trouble/2019/01/24/9dd9d6e6-1e53-11e9-8b59-0a28f2191131_story.html
<![CDATA[America colonisation ‘cooled Earth's climate’ - BBC News]]> https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-47063973

Colonisation of the Americas at the end of the 15th Century killed so many people, it disturbed Earth's climate. That's the conclusion of scientists from University College London, UK.

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Mon, 04 Feb 2019 18:52:20 -0800 https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-47063973
<![CDATA[Technological and Posthuman Zones – Critical Posthumanism]]> http://criticalposthumanism.net/genealogy/technological-and-posthuman-zones/

Modern technology seems always to have been judged according to its utility for human beings. To the extent that technologies have been viewed as tools, instruments, or prostheses for human use, and thus under human control, they have largely been seen in positive, utopian terms.

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Fri, 30 Nov 2018 03:17:17 -0800 http://criticalposthumanism.net/genealogy/technological-and-posthuman-zones/
<![CDATA[‘It’s Time to Decolonize Environmentalism’: An Interview with Zina Saro-Wiwa | Frieze]]> https://frieze.com/article/its-time-decolonize-environmentalism-interview-zina-saro-wiwa

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Tue, 09 Oct 2018 09:50:52 -0700 https://frieze.com/article/its-time-decolonize-environmentalism-interview-zina-saro-wiwa
<![CDATA[Searching for Language to Capture How Climate Change Has Altered Our World - The New York Times]]> https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/17/books/review/rising-elizabeth-rush.html

RISING Dispatches from the New American Shore By Elizabeth Rush Illustrated. 299 pp. Milkweed Editions. $26. A drowned world: It’s an ancient fear and a very old story.

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Tue, 28 Aug 2018 05:33:38 -0700 https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/17/books/review/rising-elizabeth-rush.html
<![CDATA[If you want to save the world, veganism isn’t the answer | Isabella Tree | Opinion | The Guardian]]> https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/aug/25/veganism-intensively-farmed-meat-dairy-soya-maize

Veganism has rocketed in the UK over the past couple of years – from an estimated half a million people in 2016 to more than 3.5 million – 5% of our population – today.

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Sun, 26 Aug 2018 21:41:12 -0700 https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/aug/25/veganism-intensively-farmed-meat-dairy-soya-maize
<![CDATA[We Should Never Have Called It Earth | The On Being Project]]> https://onbeing.org/blog/kate-marvel-we-should-never-have-called-it-earth/

We should never have called it Earth. Three quarters of the planet’s surface is saltwater, and most of it does not lap at tranquil beaches for our amusement. The ocean is deep; things are lost at sea.

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Tue, 31 Jul 2018 19:35:45 -0700 https://onbeing.org/blog/kate-marvel-we-should-never-have-called-it-earth/
<![CDATA[Plastic plankton, the Anthropocene’s emblematic “microorganism” – We Make Money Not Art]]> http://we-make-money-not-art.com/plastic-plankton-the-anthropocenes-emblematic-microorganism/

Mandy Barker, Ophelia medustica. Specimen collected from Glounthaune shoreline, Cove of Cork, Ireland, (Pram wheel), 2015. Series: Beyond Drifting: Imperfectly Known Animals, 2015 In 1816, John Vaughan Thompson was posted to Cork in Ireland as an army Surgeon.

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Mon, 11 Jun 2018 05:02:24 -0700 http://we-make-money-not-art.com/plastic-plankton-the-anthropocenes-emblematic-microorganism/
<![CDATA[Colonialism did not just create slavery: it changed geology | Science | The Guardian]]> https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/jun/10/colonialism-changed-earth-geology-claim-scientists

It brought riches to Britain and many other European nations; played a major role in enslaving more than 10 million Africans; and created the first global markets in cotton, tobacco and sugar. But now colonialism has been accused of having an even greater influence.

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Mon, 11 Jun 2018 05:02:22 -0700 https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/jun/10/colonialism-changed-earth-geology-claim-scientists
<![CDATA[The Neologismcene | Literature, the Humanities, & the World]]> http://arcade.stanford.edu/blogs/neologismcene

This particular terminological game is just about up, I think, and it's no surprise that Anthropos has won again. I don't think we'll be using any word but Anthropocene to describe the ecological present anytime soon. More's the pity, perhaps—but the Anthropocene is here to stay.

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Thu, 24 May 2018 07:47:24 -0700 http://arcade.stanford.edu/blogs/neologismcene
<![CDATA[How the chicken nugget became the true symbol of our era | News | The Guardian]]> https://www.theguardian.com/news/2018/may/08/how-the-chicken-nugget-became-the-true-symbol-of-our-era

This is what happens when you turn the natural world into a profit-making machine. By and Jason W Moore The most telling symbol of the modern era isn’t the automobile or the smartphone. It’s the chicken nugget.

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Tue, 08 May 2018 04:13:12 -0700 https://www.theguardian.com/news/2018/may/08/how-the-chicken-nugget-became-the-true-symbol-of-our-era
<![CDATA[10. Salon Digital: #Additivism and the Art of Collective Survival - Daniel Rourke]]> https://vimeo.com/250198657

In diesem Video geht es um den Salon Digital 10. Dokumentation des 10. Salon Digital an der Hochschule für Künste Bremen am 29.11.2017. Mit Daniel Rourke. / filmische Dokumentation: Eva Klauss Rather than try and solve the problems we face as a planetary species - political and social problems which have been with us for millennia; or problems which come with new, and shiny names like ‘The Anthropocene’ - Daniel Rourke and Morehshin Allahyari, in their #'Additivism project, look to question the very notion of ‘the solution’: asking how the stories our problem come wrapped in are products of particular privileges, identities, and points of view. In this talk Daniel Rourke introduces The 3D Additivist Manifesto and Cookbook, showcasing some of the 'post-solution' projects it contains, and asking difficult questions of how to act once there are no solutions left. What is #Additivism? In March 2015 Allahyari & Rourke released The 3D Additivist Manifesto, a call to push the 3D printer and other creative technologies, to their absolute limits and beyond into the realm of the speculative, the provocative and the weird. The 3D Additivist Cookbook is composed of responses to that call, an extensive catalog of digital forms, material actions, and post-humanist methodologies and impressions. - The program for Digital Media at the University of the Arts Bremen launched a regular series of salon-style gatherings titled “Spectacle: Reenactments in the Arts, Design, Science and Technology.” The events have an open format and provide a forum for experiments, presentations and performances from a range of different fields, but with a common focus on old and new media, as well as technologies. The salon thereby enables a practice of reenactment as a way to make things past and hidden visible, present and also questionable. Contemporary new technologies and media seem to cover knowledge with complex layers of materials, code/sign systems and history/organization. Reenacting can translate obscured knowledge, ideas and theories into bodies and actions. At the heart of this conceptual approach is a desire to turn past events into present experiences—although the very nature of the past prohibits such an endeavor. The salon pursues the primary goal of opening closed systems and constructions (black boxes). Global power structures, as well as complex processes in development and production—leading to hermetic constructs—have made it even harder to understand science, economy and contemporary media, as well as new technologies. Recipients therefore tend to mostly grasp only their superficial level. The spectacle is a way to condense actions and processes. Reenactment, on the other hand, builds on repetition and history. But the spectacle is a moment in the here and now where everything flows together and culminates. Organised by: Andrea Sick, Ralf Baecker und Dennis Paul salon-digital.comCast: Digitale Medien KuD der HfK

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Mon, 16 Apr 2018 11:01:13 -0700 https://vimeo.com/250198657
<![CDATA[Is Ornamenting Solar Panels a Crime? - e-flux Architecture - e-flux]]> http://www.e-flux.com/architecture/positions/191258/is-ornamenting-solar-panels-a-crime/

We’re Solarpunk because the only other options are denial or despair. —Adam Flynn1 By now, dystopia may have become a luxury genre. Indulging in miserable future scenarios is not something everyone has time for.

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Tue, 10 Apr 2018 12:38:12 -0700 http://www.e-flux.com/architecture/positions/191258/is-ornamenting-solar-panels-a-crime/
<![CDATA[The swiftness of glaciers: language in a time of climate change | Aeon Ideas]]> https://aeon.co/ideas/the-swiftness-of-glaciers-language-in-a-time-of-climate-change

Language bends and buckles under pressure of climate change. Take the adjective ‘glacial’. I recently came across an old draft of my PhD dissertation on which my advisor had scrawled the rebuke: ‘You’re proceeding at a glacial pace. You’re skating on thin ice.

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Wed, 04 Apr 2018 08:08:47 -0700 https://aeon.co/ideas/the-swiftness-of-glaciers-language-in-a-time-of-climate-change
<![CDATA[Two degrees no longer seen as global warming guardrail]]> https://www.24matins.uk/traf/headline/two-degrees-no-longer-seen-as-global-warming-guardrail-62957

Limiting global warming to two degrees Celsius will not prevent destructive and deadly climate impacts, as once hoped, dozens of experts concluded in a score of scientific studies released Monday. A world that heats up by 2C (3.

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Wed, 04 Apr 2018 08:08:45 -0700 https://www.24matins.uk/traf/headline/two-degrees-no-longer-seen-as-global-warming-guardrail-62957
<![CDATA[An Incomplete Timeline of What We Tried - Motherboard]]> https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/xwvgeq/an-incomplete-timeline-of-what-we-tried

Human extinction. The coordinated release of various strains of a human sterilization virus.

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Wed, 04 Apr 2018 08:08:44 -0700 https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/xwvgeq/an-incomplete-timeline-of-what-we-tried
<![CDATA[Tourists are swarming Antarctica to see it before it’s gone | The Outline]]> https://theoutline.com/post/3612/last-chance-expensive-luxury-tourism-antarctica

“Join our team on this special voyage that equips leaders with resources and actionable solutions to become a part of a global force of change.” This isn’t the description for Doctors Without Borders. It’s for a luxury Antarctic vacation expedition through the company Explorer’s Passage.

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Tue, 13 Mar 2018 08:02:51 -0700 https://theoutline.com/post/3612/last-chance-expensive-luxury-tourism-antarctica
<![CDATA[But What Would the End of Humanity Mean for Me? - The Atlantic]]> https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2014/05/but-what-does-the-end-of-humanity-mean-for-me/361931/

Preeminent scientists are warning about serious threats to human life in the not-distant future, including climate change and superintelligent computers. Most people don't care.

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Tue, 30 Jan 2018 17:43:28 -0800 https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2014/05/but-what-does-the-end-of-humanity-mean-for-me/361931/
<![CDATA[The Zombie Diseases of Climate Change - The Atlantic]]> https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2017/11/the-zombie-diseases-of-climate-change/544274/

What lurks in the Arctic’s thawing permafrost? From the air, the coast of Greenland appears vast and tranquil. Hundreds of fjords, their surfaces a mirror of blue sky and cloud bottoms, divide the territory.

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Sun, 26 Nov 2017 10:30:54 -0800 https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2017/11/the-zombie-diseases-of-climate-change/544274/