Visualizing the Anthropocene – part of special issue in Public Culture

Access the full issue here and here is the table of contents:

Guest Editors’ Introduction

Environmental Visualization in the Anthropocene: Technologies, Aesthetics, Ethics
Allison Carruth and Robert P. Marzec

Essays

Visualizing the Anthropocene
Nicholas Mirzoeff
Militarized Ecologies: Visualizations of Environmental Struggle in the Brazilian Amazon
Robert P. Marzec
Satellite Planetarity and the Ends of the Earth
Elizabeth DeLoughrey
Plasmatic Nature: Environmentalism and Animated Film
Ursula K. Heise
The Aesthetics of Environmental Visualizations: More than Information Ecstasy?
Heather Houser
The Digital Cloud and the Micropolitics of Energy
Allison Carruth

Interview

Rob Nixon
Allison Carruth and Robert P. Marzec
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Brian Walker: Resilience, the Anthropocene and Evolution

Videos from the World Economic Forum on the water-energy-food nexus

The videos from the conference in Bonn this May are here. And I’ve put the overview/intro below.

 

Elizabeth Povinelli: the four figures of the Anthropocene

Peter Sloterdijk’s Globes: Spheres II forthcoming in October 2014

Progressive Geographies

Unknown  Peter Sloterdijk’s  Globes –  Spheres II: Macrospherology listed on Amazon . It’s not on the Semiotext(e) page yet, but is on the MIT Press page (they distribute the books). It will be published in October 2014, and comes in at 1048 pages. Thanks to Chathan Vemuri for spotting this.

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Blue Revolution: a water ethic for America

This talk, based on Cynthia Barnett’s excellent book, is one I’d not yet seen:

Ingold in plenary debate: humans have no nature, what they have is history

Expect Latour’s book on the Anthropocene late 2014

Latour Gaia 2014

This title is going to be coming out with Polity, expected late 2014 but I won’t be surprised if its early 2015. The book will no doubt be updated from the Gifford Lectures, but it will be interesting to see how/if Latour has altered his views.

Peter Sloterdijk on Being Unto Mass Death

ANTHEM

Peter Sloterdijk and Andrei Ujica on The fall of the Romanovs:
For its Grand Talks the IFFR 2014 invited a selection of European thinkers to shed light on the state of the continent and European themes that occupy them. Stimulating, challenging and unpredictable, with the screening of a European classic movie. On Saturday February 1, 2014 it was the Russian 1927 film ‘The Fall of the Romanov Dynasty’ by Esfir Shub. In the aftermath, German philosopher Peter Sloterdijk, writer of ‘In the World Interior of Capital: Towards a Philosophical Theory of Globalization’ and Romanian director Andrei Ujica maker of ‘Videograms of a revolution’ discussed the events depicted in the film as well as the film’s complex historical backgrounds.
The recording of the event on video is a production of Film-for-People.

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Alternate solutions to the debt crisis

Came across this conference report and series of videos today:

What are Alternative Solutions to the Debt Crisis?
And we got answers – from academics, politicians, and activists who presented their ideas on solving the debt crisis at an international conference in Brussels, hosted by the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung Brussels Office in cooperation with the European Network on Debt and Development (eurodad).
The new conference report gives insights to the contributions and presents alternative strategies to exit the debt crisis.

Representatives from various regions of the world answer questions on the debt crisis in short interviews that you can follow on Youtube: