THE SEA, THE SEA Although Rachel Carson is known primarily for her revolutionary monograph, Silent Spring (1962), often credited with stimulating the early environmental movement, she also produced three volumes […]
The transformation required to take place, to approach something we might call “revolution,” is as much spiritual and ethical as it is political and economic, and we need to be able to balance these different registers simultaneously, to not allow ourselves to get stuck, stale, and withdrawn.
“Anthropologist Anna Lowenhaupt-Tsing examines our precarious present – where environmental degradation and economic alienation threaten to dismantle ways of life (and actual life itself) – and explains why collaborative survival in the future requires a radical re-imagining of growth, modernity and progress.
Re-Evaluating Solar Photovoltaic Power: Considering the ecological impacts we aim to reduce by Katie Singer Even when reality is harsh, I prefer it. I’d rather engineers say that my water could […]
“Geokinetics has three aspects: the flow of matter, the fold of elements, and the circulation of planetary fields.”
A World of Many Worlds is a search into the possibilities that may emerge from conversations between indigenous collectives and the study of science’s philosophical production. The contributors explore how divergent knowledges and practices make worlds.
In his “Destruction and Creation” (1976), the military strategic theorist John Boyd describes what he calls a dialectic engine. He begins by noting that, as decisional agents, we develop and […]
Fragments from Sven Lütticken’s new essay E-FLUX Journal #115 – February 2021: In the 1970s, the Marxist theorist Raymond Williams warned against treating “feudal culture” or “bourgeois culture” as monolithic blocs […]
Baruch Spinoza was a Dutch philosopher of Portuguese Sephardi origin. One of the early thinkers of the Enlightenment and modern biblical criticism, including modern conceptions of the self and the […]
From: Lesia Prokopenko Revising the split between the natural and the artificial, xenofeminism offers ways of constructing a viable future from former spaces of violence and inhibition. The Xenofeminist Manifesto is […]
The lecture below responds to criticisms that Spinoza cannot account for vulnerability since he does not have a strong enough conception of negativity that could account for loss and mourning. […]
We occupy human environments that are overlapped by numerous social, moral, and political systems. Some of these interlock while it’s unclear how exactly others relate to one another. The more […]
To be clear, I would never identify as an “anarcho-primitivist,” but there is much in the discourses and methods of those who do, and who have contributed greatly to ecological […]
“The catastrophes we face are growing more complex, but at the same time, we also have access to more perspectives and more resources to face that complexity.” from Earth Institute […]
Originally published on THE LIBERTARIAN IDEAL: Collapse Patchworks: A Theory by Chris Shaw The complexity of modern industrial, social and organisational flows presents the headlong perception of dromological speed. As […]
Twentieth-century neuroscience fixed the brain as the basis of consciousness, the self, identity, individuality, even life itself, obscuring the fundamental relationships between bodies and the worlds that they inhabit. In Unraveling: […]
“The era of climate change involves the mutation of systems beyond 20th century anthropomorphic models and has stood, until recently, outside representation or address. Understood in a broad and critical […]
Isabelle Stengers’ book, In Catastrophic Times: Resisting the Coming Barbarism (2015), is available for free as a .pdf download here. Below is an official description of the book: There has […]
Lynn Hershman Leeson, 1994.
“Techno-optimism is much worse than techno-pessimism”