2013, Thu, Sep 19 — 2013, Mon, Oct 28

#2 Empire of Calculus

Can We Control the Earth?

German Climate Computing Centre, Hamburg | © Armin Linke, 2013

German Climate Computing Centre, Hamburg | © Armin Linke, 2013

From global CO2 markets to environmental monitoring, from system analysis to management theory: a series of computers and interconnected systems of calculation are the material basis for the multiple practices that connect science, finance, telecommunication and public policy at the age of the Anthropocene. Episode #2 explores the question: Can the planet be controlled?

Following the investigation of processes that are transforming the earth into an object of international planning, this episode examines how abstract modeling influences current decision-making and political processes. From global centers of climate modeling to reinsurance companies, CO2 markets to environmental monitoring, systems analysis to management theory: computer networks and other calculation systems constitute the material basis for the diverse practices and procedures that link science, finance, telecommunications and political strategies in the Anthropocene.

A project by Armin Linke, Territorial Agency (John Palmesino and Ann-Sofi Rönnskog) and Anselm Franke.

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