Accidents on a Planetary Scale

  Whenever a new technology emerges there also emerges simultaneously the consequences of its accident. The accident is inherent to every technology. It seems that because of globalization, which is the satellization of the City into an orbital function, we have now laid the grounds for global accidents. (Virllio). We are no longer in aContinue reading “Accidents on a Planetary Scale”

Catastrophism

ca·tas·tro·phe / kəˈtastrəfē/ noun: an event causing great and often sudden damage or suffering; a disaster. “a national economic catastrophe” synonyms:     calamity, cataclysm, havoc, ruin, ruination, tragedy; More adversity, trouble, trial, tribulation “the flood of ’82 was the worst catastrophe in the town’s history” the denouement of a drama, especially a classical tragedy   CatastrophiaContinue reading “Catastrophism”

I am Catastrophe

Shoreline Living near the coast of Lake Michigan I find myself in the liminal space where things are always changing. As an artist I go to the shoreline frequently to absorb the atmosphere. The motions, colors and layers permeate through my head. I observe the masses of concrete, rusty walls and the hovel of oldContinue reading “I am Catastrophe”

The Return of Νέμεσις: Catastrophism in the Anthropocene

catastrophe (n.) 1530s, “reversal of what is expected” (especially a fatal turning point in a drama), from Latin catastropha, from Greek katastrophe “an overturning; a sudden end,” from katastrephein “to overturn, turn down, trample on; to come to an end,” from kata “down” (see cata-) + strephein “turn” (see strophe). Extension to “sudden disaster” isContinue reading “The Return of Νέμεσις: Catastrophism in the Anthropocene”

Anthropocene(tric)

Anthropocene is too anthropocentric – it suffices, of course, since by the very designation we are declaring anthropos as geological agent. But just as earth itself is an active agent (we humans aren’t just the only actors on a global scale), equally there is a lot of action in outer space. Anthropocene may be tooContinue reading “Anthropocene(tric)”