MachineMachine /stream - tagged with plastic https://machinemachine.net/stream/feed en-us http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss LifePress therourke@gmail.com <![CDATA[Coral found to prefer eating microplastic to natural food]]> https://phys.org/news/2019-06-coral-microplastic-natural-food.html

Astrangia. Credit: Stephen Cairns et al. An illustrated key to the genera and subgenera of the Recent azooxanthellate Scleractinia (Cnidaria, Anthozoa), with an attached glossary, ZooKeys (2012). DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.227.3612. Creative Commons Attribution 3.

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Tue, 02 Jul 2019 14:44:42 -0700 https://phys.org/news/2019-06-coral-microplastic-natural-food.html
<![CDATA[It's So Hot in Japan, the Fake Food in Restaurant Windows Is Melting - MUNCHIES]]> https://munchies.vice.com/en_us/article/wjk4k4/its-so-hot-in-japan-the-fake-food-in-restaurant-windows-is-melting

A friend of mine flew from northern California, to North Carolina on Saturday night and was immediately surprised by what she encountered when she landed. “Why is it so hot here?” she texted before she was even out of the airport. “I haven’t been this hot since...I don’t even know.

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Tue, 14 Aug 2018 20:41:14 -0700 https://munchies.vice.com/en_us/article/wjk4k4/its-so-hot-in-japan-the-fake-food-in-restaurant-windows-is-melting
<![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[Fatberg 'autopsy' reveals growing health threat to Londoners | UK news | The Guardian]]> https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/apr/24/fatberg-autopsy-reveals-growing-health-threat-londoners

Fatbergs, the congealed mass of fat and discarded items that are increasingly blocking Britain’s sewers, are the consequence of the plastic crisis in Britain and contain potentially deadly antibiotic-resistant bacteria, tests show.

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Tue, 24 Apr 2018 16:34:15 -0700 https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/apr/24/fatberg-autopsy-reveals-growing-health-threat-londoners
<![CDATA[Dark Matters: Hannah Gregory interviews Morehshin...]]> http://additivism.org/post/156087561093

Dark Matters: Hannah Gregory interviews Morehshin Allahyari Morehshin Allahyari left Iran in 2007 to pursue a critical artistic practice, choosing, in her words, ‘self-exile over self-censorship’. Her work holds technology as 'a philosophical toolset’ and 3D printing as a potential 'process for repairing history and memory’, levelling equal criticisms at both the oppression of religious dictatorship and the white-privileging worldviews of the technology and art industries.Dark Matter (2012­–14) was her first experiment with additive tech as political medium, in which Allahyari turned taboos of Iranian daily life – dogs, pigs, satellite dishes, and dildos – into absurdist 3D-printed amalgams. The widely acclaimed Material Speculation: ISIS series (2015–16) pieced together the histories of artefacts destroyed by the Islamic State in the ancient cities of Hatra and Nineveh, through in-depth research and correspondence with archaeologists, historians, and museum staff.The reconstructed replicas, printed in translucent resin, were embedded with a USB drive and flash card containing this gathered imagery and information ­– an act of memory preservation testament to the persistence of the digital copy. This interview discusses the foundations of Allahyari’s practice through an introduction to her new research project, which is rooted in refiguring Middle Eastern mythologies, and begins with the exhibition and video She Who Sees the Unknown, which Allahyari recently presented at New York’s Transfer Gallery.

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Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:08:55 -0800 http://additivism.org/post/156087561093
<![CDATA[Global Hoarding? Human-made Junk Now Outweighs Humans Themselves, Scientists Say | The Tyee]]> https://thetyee.ca/News/2016/12/08/Human-Made-Junk/

Human-engineered structures and gadgets from cities to cellphones now represent an enormous mass weight of nearly 30 trillion tonnes on the planet, or vastly more than the world’s forests or life in the oceans.

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Sat, 31 Dec 2016 06:38:20 -0800 https://thetyee.ca/News/2016/12/08/Human-Made-Junk/
<![CDATA[Plastiglomerate - Journal #78 December 2016 - e-flux]]> http://www.e-flux.com/journal/78/82878/plastiglomerate/

­­The conditions that obtained when life had not yet emerged from the oceans have not subsequently changed a great deal for the cells of the human body, bathed by the primordial wave which continues to flow in the arteries.

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Sat, 31 Dec 2016 06:38:17 -0800 http://www.e-flux.com/journal/78/82878/plastiglomerate/
<![CDATA['Great Pacific garbage patch' far bigger than imagined, aerial survey shows | Environment | The Guardian]]> https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/oct/04/great-pacific-garbage-patch-ocean-plastic-trash

Giant collection of fishing nets, plastic containers and other discarded items called a ‘ticking time bomb’ as large items crumble into micro plastics 13.02 EDT Last modified on Tuesday 4 October 2016 13.

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Tue, 04 Oct 2016 12:37:38 -0700 https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/oct/04/great-pacific-garbage-patch-ocean-plastic-trash
<![CDATA[The Great Pacific Garbage Patch was the myth we needed to save our oceans.]]> http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/the_next_20/2016/09/the_great_pacific_garbage_patch_was_the_myth_we_needed_to_save_our_oceans.html

In early August 1997, Charles Moore found himself floating through the North Pacific in his Tasmanian-built catamaran.

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Wed, 14 Sep 2016 01:42:48 -0700 http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/the_next_20/2016/09/the_great_pacific_garbage_patch_was_the_myth_we_needed_to_save_our_oceans.html
<![CDATA[Crabs With Beach Trash Homes – Okinawa, Japan | Okinawa Nature Photography]]> http://okinawanaturephotography.com/crabs-with-beach-trash-homes-okinawa-japan/

It’s important to photograph the hermit crabs in their natural habitat.  I prefer to photograph them using a wide angle lens to achieve a unique perspective. Hermit crab in a glass bottle- Yomitan, Okinawa.

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Wed, 07 Sep 2016 11:14:15 -0700 http://okinawanaturephotography.com/crabs-with-beach-trash-homes-okinawa-japan/
<![CDATA[Embracing the Horror of The Anthropocence (plenary talk)]]> http://machinemachine.net/portfolio/embracing-the-horror-of-the-anthropocene/

This talk was delivered as the plenary paper for The 11th Interdisciplinary Social Sciences Conference, Imperial College, London, 2nd August 2016. You can find the full content of the talk beneath the slides in the comments section, or click the gear icon below and select ‘Open speaker notes’ It is presented here under a Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 licence – please use as you wish, but always reference and refer back to this post or the slide show.

“Any sufficiently advanced civilisation is indistinguishable from its garbage.” – Bruce Sterling

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Wed, 03 Aug 2016 04:50:49 -0700 http://machinemachine.net/portfolio/embracing-the-horror-of-the-anthropocene/
<![CDATA[Even the World's Deepest Trench Is Full of Garbage Now]]> http://gizmodo.com/even-the-worlds-deepest-trench-is-full-of-garbage-now-1782306048

The Mariana Trench is the deepest spot in the ocean—and it’s home to some strange sights, sounds, and creatures. But there’s one thing down there that’s very familiar: a whole bunch of garbage.

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Mon, 20 Jun 2016 13:29:24 -0700 http://gizmodo.com/even-the-worlds-deepest-trench-is-full-of-garbage-now-1782306048
<![CDATA[People Are Making And Selling Counterfeit Jellyfish In China | Popular Science]]> http://www.popsci.com/people-are-making-and-selling-counterfeit-jellyfish-in-china?src=SOC&dom=tw

There are all sorts of food scams perpetrated every day here in America. The whole farm-to-table trend, for example — a lot of that is probably just marketing bullshit, according to a recent excellent investigation published by the Tampa Bay Times.

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Wed, 15 Jun 2016 17:00:06 -0700 http://www.popsci.com/people-are-making-and-selling-counterfeit-jellyfish-in-china?src=SOC&dom=tw
<![CDATA[This disturbing map shows just how much plastic is floating in our oceans | World Economic Forum]]> https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2016/06/this-disturbing-map-shows-just-how-much-plastic-is-floating-in-our-oceans ]]> Wed, 15 Jun 2016 16:59:49 -0700 https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2016/06/this-disturbing-map-shows-just-how-much-plastic-is-floating-in-our-oceans <![CDATA[The thin line between theory and practice: a conversation on...]]> http://additivism.org/post/143114516563

The thin line between theory and practice: a conversation on Sonic Acts Academy 2016From February 26th to the 28th, in Amsterdam, took place the Sonic Acts Academy, a three-day festival happening in Stedelijk Museum, De Brakke Grond and Paradiso.

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Wed, 20 Apr 2016 07:43:13 -0700 http://additivism.org/post/143114516563
<![CDATA[More than Human: From the Politics of Plastics to Shifting our Species Into the Unknown]]> http://additivism.org/post/142902639356

More than Human: From the Politics of Plastics to Shifting our Species Into the UnknownWilla Köerner edited an issue of ART21 Magazine on the subject of Renewal. She interviewed us about #Additivism, asking the right kind of questions about what comes next:The things we create define us, as a culture and as a species. Yet, so often, as we hurtle into the future, our creations seem to take on a life of their own. For just over a year, the artist Morehshin Allahyari has partnered with the writer Daniel Rourke on a project that grapples with this conundrum in such a mind-expanding way that, after speaking with the pair about their work, my brain was reeling. This is a story of two people who, while working to explore the nuances and politics of a new creative medium, have found themselves entangled with a philosophical conundrum: What does it mean to be more than human?↪ Read the entire article here

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Sat, 16 Apr 2016 09:36:02 -0700 http://additivism.org/post/142902639356
<![CDATA[The 3D Additivist Manifesto at HMKV, Dortmund (exhibition)]]> http://additivism.org/post/142790167614

The 3D Additivist Manifesto at HMKV, Dortmund (May 2016)In the series HMKV Video of the Month, HMKV presents current video works by international artists for the duration of one month each. In May 2016 we are presenting The 3D Additivist Manifesto by Morehshin Allahyari & Daniel Rourke.Morehshin Allahyari & Daniel RourkeThe 3D Additivist Manifesto (Das 3D-Additivistische Manifest)Video, 2015, 10:11 Min.Almost 100 years after its publication Morehshin Allahyari & Daniel Rourke are updating the Futurist Manifesto (1909) by Filippo Tommaso Marinetti in a dark but appropriate way.

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Thu, 14 Apr 2016 05:51:51 -0700 http://additivism.org/post/142790167614
<![CDATA[Accelerationist Art]]> http://additivism.org/post/142786794281

Accelerationist ArtDespite its image of rapid technological change, progress under capitalism has stalled. Spinning ever faster is not the same as going somewhere. Contemporary Accelerationism wants to take off the brakes, and it is enlisting art’s help to do so……Morehshin Allahyari & Daniel Rourke have produced the Additivist Manifesto for art in the Anthropocene (the video for it features the “Urinal” 3D printable model I commissioned from Chris Webber). They “…call for you to accelerate the 3D printer and other technologies to their absolute limits and beyond into the realm of the speculative, the provocative and the weird”. This is the kind of acceleration through (and into) art that works as both epistemic and left accelerationism without merely illustrating the program of or being instrumentalised by either. It is accelerated critical theory.

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Thu, 14 Apr 2016 03:44:14 -0700 http://additivism.org/post/142786794281
<![CDATA[»Wir haben die Möglichkeit, Dinge auferstehen zu lassen«Warum...]]> http://additivism.org/post/142627751949

»Wir haben die Möglichkeit, Dinge auferstehen zu lassen« Warum tut es vielen Menschen fast körperlich weh zu sehen, wie Terroristen auf Statuen mit dem Vorschlaghammer einhauen? Weil diese Kunstwerke die Geschichte und Kultur von 3000 Jahren Zivilisation repräsentieren.

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Mon, 11 Apr 2016 05:52:03 -0700 http://additivism.org/post/142627751949
<![CDATA[Plastic Futures Q&A with Heather Davis, #Additivism and Katrina Burch]]> https://vimeo.com/160783464

SONIC ACTS ACADEMY Q&A with Heather Davis, #Additivism and Katrina Burch 28 February 2016 - De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam, the NetherlandsCast: Sonic Acts

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Fri, 08 Apr 2016 05:38:57 -0700 https://vimeo.com/160783464