Foucault meets Bennett - YES please...
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I was thinking of forwarding a comment to Adam Robbert’s post at knowledge-ecology.com (Earth’s Aesthetics: Knowledge and Media Ecologies) about his concept of mapping ecology when for some reasons my mind wandered off into Guattari. 1,503 more words
Accommodating and repurposing the apocalypse? I'm not sure what a "post-critical, post-cartographic engagement" might look like in this context but I certainly support the move towards performative praxis and making the attempt to adapt to the coming changes. Of course the question will be 'who will do the designing, and in who's best interest will it be designed?'
Two major thinkers thinking and talking major issues. Hell yeah. Dr. Philippe Descola was a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Peter Wall Institute and Dr. Bruno Latour was the fall 2013 Wall Exchange lecturer, and on September 25, 2013 engaged in a discussion at the Museum of Anthropology in Vancouver about the concept of the "Anthropocene". ABSTRACT: Dr. Descola and Dr. Latour are two of France's most prominent intellectuals, redefining their respective fields of expertise by considering the place of human agency - and non-human actors - in the construction of the modern world. In this conversation, Dr. Latour and Dr. Descola debated the idea of the anthropocene, a new geological era in which humans have become the principal agents for the transformation of our planetary systems, from small-scale consumption of natural resources to to large-scale, human-induced climate changes. Drawing on the fields of anthropology, science studies, and other allied disciplines, these two thinkers discussed their views on how intervention in the natural world has not only transformed planetary ecosystems, but also the very ideas and models we use to think about the planet as a whole. This event was co-sponsored by the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies, the Museum of Anthropology and the Consulat général de France à Vancouver.
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To exercise one’s capacities to their fullest extent is to take pleasure in one’s own existence, and with sociable creatures, such pleasures are proportionally magnified when performed in company… It is simply what life is.