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Textures of the Anthropocene: Grain Vapor Ray

Textures of the Anthropocene: Grain Vapor Ray | Graphic design: NODE Berlin Oslo

Textures of the Anthropocene: Grain Vapor Ray | Graphic design: NODE Berlin Oslo

Editors: Katrin Klingan, Ashkan Sepahvand, Christoph Rosol, Bernd M. Scherer
English
3 Volumes + Manual, 16 x 23 cm
Revolver Publishing, Berlin (October 2014)
ISBN 978-3-95763-232-6
The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA and London (January 2015)
ISBN 978-0-262-52741-5
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The Anthropocene hypothesis regards humanity as a geological force, its activities effectively altering the earth system's metabolic structures: sediments, currents, and rays are redistributed towards unknown configurations. The publication Textures of the Anthropocene: Grain Vapor Ray engages with earthly conditions and human imagination in a discursive, trans-historical experiment. Departing from a corpus of historical documents spanning several centuries, scholars, theorists, scientists, and artists have been asked to grapple with the constantly shifting qualities of the particular, fleeting, and energetic, presenting new positions on the textures and forms that knowledge takes on within the Anthropocene.

With contributions by
Elmar Altvater, Ayreen Anastas and Rene Gabri, Jane Bennett, Josh Berson, Akeel Bilgrami, Torsten Blume, Geoffrey C. Bowker, Dietmar Dath, Kodwo Eshun, Natasha Ginwala, Goldin+Senneby, Armin Haas, Natascha Sadr Haghighian, Dorothea von Hantelmann, Stefan Helmreich, Erich Hörl, Tim Ingold, Friedrich Kittler, Adrian Lahoud, John Law, Flora Lysen, Margarida Mendes, Gloria Meynen, Molly Nesbit, Elizabeth A. Povinelli, Jürgen Renn, Dorion Sagan, Bernd M. Scherer, Michel Serres, Peter Sloterdijk, Sverker Sörlin, Benjamin Steininger, STRATAGRIDS, Bronislaw Szerszynski, Paulo Tavares, John Tresch, Etienne Turpin, Christina Vagt, Bettina Vismann, Cecelia Watson, Allen S. Weiss, Jan Zalasiewicz.

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