Tag: ecology

Nature is What Hurts

2016-02-07

In this review of Timothy Morton’s Hyperobjects, Robert Seguin contemplates the implication of the text’s eponymous subject on art, philosophy, and politics. The “hyperobject,” a hypothetical agglomeration of networked interactions with the potential to produce inescapable shifts in the very conditions of existence, emerges as the key consideration for the being in the present.

Beyond Representation: Deliberate Reading in a Panarchic World

2009-07-29

Laura Dassow Walls explores how ‘deliberative’ reading practices may allow us to weigh the words we hear against the world we cognize - keeping alive the possibility of reading as a moral act.

Gaia Matters

2006-11-30

Bruce Clarke reviews Stephan Harding’s Animate Earth and James Lovelock’s recent book on Gaia, the mother of all systems.

Not Just a River

2006-11-07

Rob Swigart asks why we keep hearing about a technological fix (dubious) and rarely about adaptation as a viable response to global warming.

Critical Ecologies: Ten Years Later

2006-12-01

Andrew McMurry looks back on ten years of ecocriticism and identifies
a “new physiocracy,” whose exclusive interest in technology is no better than the exclusive valuation of property that typified physiocrats of the Nineteenth-Century.

Simon Penny responds in turn

2004-01-08

Simon Penny recalls that the origins of the human-computer interface, politicized by a military heritage, are now explored by artist-enigineers who chaperone fragmentation and dissent.

The Question of the Animal

2003-03-31

On a posthumanism potentially worthy of the name.

Never Coming Home: Positivism, Ecology, and Rootless Cosmopolitanism

1997-01-01

Steven Kellert on being “in favor of universals.”

Going Gonzo: Following the Trail of the WWWench

1996-12-30

Todd E. Napolitano on Going Gonzo: Following the Trail of the WWWench

Old Orders for New: Ecology, Animal Rights, and The Poverty of Humanism

1997-01-10

Cary Wolfe reviews Luc Ferry’s The New Ecological Order.

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