The Geologic Imagination (ePub and MOBI)

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INFO
Editors: Lucas van der Velden, Mirna Belina, Arie Altena
Copy editors: Arie Altena, Mark Poysden
Design: Femke Herregraven
336 pp., 17 x 24 cm, January 2015
ePub and MOBI

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Description

CONTRIBUTORS
Marijn de Jong, Douglas Kahn, Kodwo Eshun, Matthew Coolidge, Center of Land Use Interpretation, Dipesh Chakrabarty, smudge studio (Jamie Kruse & Elizabeth Ellsworth), Michael Welland, Kurt Hentschläger, Timothy Morton, Raviv Ganchrow, Mario de Vega, Femke Herregraven, Noortje Marres, Liam Young, Paul Bogard, Mirna Belina, BJ Nilsen & Karl Lemieux

DESCRIPTION
The Geologic Imagination is a richly illustrated volume of essays, interviews and visual materials. Fundamental to this collection is the idea that we live in a new geological epoch, the Anthropocene. Human activity has irreversibly changed the composition of the atmosphere, the oceans, and even the Earth’s crust. Humanity has become a geological force. The publication explores this world of long timescales, slow shifts, and dark ecology. It asks what happens in the ground beneath our feet, and looks at how unknown territories can be documented in meaningful ways. The contributions examine how these changes and transformations that occur at Earth magnitude and on a geological scale challenge our imagination and understanding of concepts such as nature, culture, and ecology.

CONTENTS

  • THE GEOLOGIC IMAGINATION
    Lucas van der Velden & Arie Altena
  • GREY ZONE
    Marijn de Jong
  • REVERSE ICARUS
    Douglas Kahn
  • KODWO ESHUN: GEOLOGIC TIME, THE ANTHROPOCENE AND EARTHQUAKE SENSITIVES
    Interview by Julian Ross
  • MATTHEW COOLIDGE: EVERY MOLECULE ON THE SURFACE OF EARTH HAS BEEN AFFECTED BY HUMANS
    Interview by Liesbeth Koot
  • TERMINAL ATOMIC: TECHNOGEOMORPHOLOGICAL MOUNDS
    Center for Land Use Interpretation
  • DIPESH CHAKRABARTY: MOODS OF THE ANTHROPOCENE
    Interview by Liesbeth Koot
  • PRACTICES FOR TURNING INTO THE ANTHROPOCENE
    smudge studio (Jamie Kruse & Elizabeth Ellsworth)
  • POETRY AND BOOKKEEPING
    Michael Welland
    KURT HENTSCHLÄGER: SUBLIME LANDSCAPES 3.0
    Interview by Mirna Belina
  • HUMAN THOUGHT AT EARTH MAGNITUDE
    Timothy Morton
  • ON LONG-WAVE SYNTHESIS
    Raviv Ganchrow
  • MARIO DE VEGA: TRYING TO UNDERSTAND THINGS THAT ARE BIGGER THAN YOURSELF
    Interview by Carsten Seiffarth
  • ROBOTIC ARMS, CRABS AND ALGOS: THE ARCTIC OCEAN FLOOR AS A NEW FINANCIAL FRONTIER
    Femke Herregraven
  • NOORTJE MARRIS: IT TAKES A LOT TO ARTICULATE AN OBJECT
    Interview by Arie Altena
  • LIAM YOUNG: THE SHADOW CAST BY THE LUMINOUS SCREEN THAT WE HOLD IN OUR HANDS STRETCHES ACROSS THE PLANET
    Interview by Tim Maughan
  • KNOW DARKNESS
    Paul Bogard
  • ABOUT TIME
    Mirna Belina
  • UNEARTHED
    Karl Lemieux & BJ Nilsen