Slow Motion Nuclear Explosion: the superdecompression of colonial memory in Puerto Rico, and beyond

Posted by on Dec 5, 2017
Slow Motion Nuclear Explosion: the superdecompression of colonial memory in Puerto Rico, and beyond

Explosión Nuclear a Cámara Lenta: superdescompresión general de la memoria colonial, y la de Puerto Rico By : Luis Berríos-Negrón Luis Berríos-Negrón  is a Puerto Rican artist working with sculpture and installation, in public and environmental art. He has an independent practice, as well as is the founder of the Anxious Prop art collective and the […]

CfP: Culture, Transport, Global Warming

Posted by on Dec 3, 2017
CfP: Culture, Transport, Global Warming

Culture, Transport, Global Warming Editor: Dr. Tatiana Prorokova One of humanity’s most serious problems, climate change is clearly a ‘human-made’ catastrophe. Various factors have contributed to global warming now turning into reality. One of the most significant, along with power generation and industry, is of course CO2 omissions from transport using fossil fuels. While both […]

102 – Kregg Hetherington

Posted by on Nov 30, 2017
102 – Kregg Hetherington

Cymene and Dominic report from the AAA meetings in Washington DC and talk love, monsters, vodkasts, sodcasts and godcasts. Then (10:49) we are joined by the delightful Kregg Hetherington who transports us to the soylands of Paraguay. We talk about his book Guerilla Auditors (Duke UP, 2011), discourses of corruption and transparency, the pathologization of […]

CFP Petrocultures 2018: Transitions

Posted by on Nov 27, 2017
CFP Petrocultures 2018: Transitions

CALL FOR PAPERS:  PETROCULTURES 2018: TRANSITIONS The University of Glasgow, Scotland, August 29th – September 1st, 2018 The 2016 Paris Climate Agreement heralded unprecedented international consensus on the need to transition from fossil fuels within the next few decades. The uneven responses from state, corporate, and civil actors across the world clearly signify the challenges […]

Book Review: Reason in a Dark Time by Dale Jamieson

Posted by on Nov 26, 2017
Book Review: Reason in a Dark Time by Dale Jamieson

Reason in a Dark Time: Why the Struggle Against Climate Change Failed—And What it Means for Our Future, by Dale Jamieson. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014. 266 pp. The challenge climate change presents to us is complex and daunting. This book is not a manual of how to solve the problem. Rather, as its title […]

COP 23: Never-ending Negotiations

Posted by on Nov 26, 2017
COP 23: Never-ending Negotiations

We negotiate with family members, partners, neighbors, pets. We negotiate space, time, duties, things. And it never stops; household chore agreements between siblings, the agreement of marriage, or treat-giving treaties with the dog of the house mark not final ends to disputes but simply represent frameworks for future disagreements. Similarly, the Paris Agreement is not […]

101 – Joe Masco

Posted by on Nov 23, 2017
101 – Joe Masco

Cymene and Dominic explain “trunk cake” and then (9:27) we welcome to the podcast the fabulous Joe Masco, author most recently of Theater of Operations (Duke UP, 2014). The conversation starts with the relationship between affect and knowledge in the U.S. security state and whether Joe thinks biosecurity has maintained its noir character in the […]

Ep. #100 – Robert Macfarlane

Posted by on Nov 16, 2017
Ep. #100 – Robert Macfarlane

On this week’s landmark 100th episode of the podcast, the artist-almost-known-as-Bebeny tells the true crime story behind her name. Then (14:07) we welcome to the centenary party celebrated writer (and walker!) Robert Macfarlane, author most recently of Landmarks (PenguinRandomHouse, 2015) as well as a frequent contributor to The Guardian. We start with how Rob got […]

On the Cheap: ‘A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things’ (2017)

Posted by on Nov 15, 2017
On the Cheap: ‘A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things’ (2017)

Raj Patel and Jason W. Moore. A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things: A Guide to Capitalism, Nature, and the Future of the Planet Oakland, CA: University of California Press, 2017. 311 pages. ISBN 9780520293137 (hardback). US $24.95. “Keeping things cheap is expensive,” write Raj Patel and Jason W. Moore in A History of […]

Ep. #99 – Kath Weston

Posted by on Nov 9, 2017
Ep. #99 – Kath Weston

Cymene and Dominic review this week’s blue wave and talk about becoming a more multispecies household. Then (10:57) we welcome to the podcast the brilliant and wise Kath Weston to talk about her new book Animate Planet: Making Visceral Sense of Living in a High-Tech Ecologically Damaged World (Duke UP, 2017). We begin with the […]