Masterclass by Graham Harman
25. February 2015
Sonic Acts Festival, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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.