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The Anthropocene Today

Masterclass by Graham Harman

25. February 2015
Sonic Acts Festival, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The Anthropocene Today This workshop will focus on what the Anthropocene means for ontology as well as for politics. Speculative Realist philosophy is known to seek the world as it is apart from human access. Given that the Anthropocene is, by definition, a geological era created by human activity, it might seem impossible to ask about the Anthropocene apart from interference by humans. Yet the fact that humans triggered the Anthropocene does not mean that the features of the Anthropocene are transparent to human knowledge. This ambiguity in the human relation to the Anthropocene (we created it, yet do not understand it) is the basic puzzle of Anthopocene ontology.

From the Book

  • Dark Ecological Chocolate

    Timothy Morton

    Dark Ecological Chocolate

    Dark ecology starts off dark as in depressing. Then it becomes dark as in mysterious. Then it ends dark as in sweet dark chocolate. In this lecture I'm going to provide an experiential map of dark...

  • Nikel — The City as a Material

    An interview with Tatjana Gorbachewskaja

    Nikel — The City as a Material

    Tatjana Gorbachewskaja is an architect who grew up in the Russian town Nikel, located in the far North near the Russian border with Norway. For Dark Ecology Project she researched the materials of...

  • What Is Dark Ecology?

    Timothy Morton

    What Is Dark Ecology?

    In this essay, which draws on his book Dark Ecology, For a Logic of Coexistence, Timothy Morton — who originally coined the term dark ecology — explains what dark ecology is. He also argues how...

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