Tag: ecology

Beyond Representation: Deliberate Reading in a Panarchic World


Laura Dassow Walls explores how ‘deliberative’ reading practices may allow us to weigh the words we hear against the world we cognize - keeping alive the possibility of reading as a moral act.

Gaia Matters


Bruce Clarke reviews Stephan Harding’s Animate Earth and James Lovelock’s recent book on Gaia, the mother of all systems.

Not Just a River


Rob Swigart asks why we keep hearing about a technological fix (dubious) and rarely about adaptation as a viable response to global warming.

Critical Ecologies: Ten Years Later


Andrew McMurry looks back on ten years of ecocriticism and identifies
a “new physiocracy,” whose exclusive interest in technology is no better than the exclusive valuation of property that typified physiocrats of the Nineteenth-Century.

Simon Penny responds in turn


Simon Penny recalls that the origins of the human-computer interface, politicized by a military heritage, are now explored by artist-enigineers who chaperone fragmentation and dissent.

The Question of the Animal


On a posthumanism potentially worthy of the name.

Never Coming Home: Positivism, Ecology, and Rootless Cosmopolitanism


Steven Kellert on being “in favor of universals.”

Going Gonzo: Following the Trail of the WWWench


Todd E. Napolitano on Going Gonzo: Following the Trail of the WWWench

Old Orders for New: Ecology, Animal Rights, and The Poverty of Humanism


Cary Wolfe reviews Luc Ferry’s The New Ecological Order.

Reading the L.A. Landscape


Claire Rasmussen on geography and the social theory of Janet L. Abu-Lughod, Mike Davis, and Edward Soja.