Technosphere

2015—2019

Research Project

The twentieth-century celebrated technology as a way to achieve planetary unity and control. Yet today technics, nature, and human activity seem to combine in increasingly disorienting, uncontrolled compositions in which once-reliable distinctions lose their stability. How did we end up in this world of technological vertigo, this Mobius strip of world and planetary technics, wherein cause and effect, local and global factors, human and non-human agency, perpetually confuse and confound one another’s borders?

To project

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Dieter Hiller: Las Piedras: Technosphere as Frontier, Industrial Knowledge, Concepts of Environment (German)

Dieter Hiller in discussion with Alexander Klose & Benjamin Steininger Dec 1, 2017 German original version

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Alexander Ilitchevsky: Practices and Metaphysics of Oil (Russian)

Essay by Alexander Ilitchevsky, read by Marina Frenk Dec 1, 2017 Russian original version

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Dieter Hiller: Las Piedras: Technosphere as Frontier, Industrial Knowledge, Concepts of Environment

Dieter Hiller in discussion with Alexander Klose & Benjamin Steininger Dec 1, 2017 English translation

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Oxana Timofeeva: The Geo-Power of Oil: Material Power, Economies of Excess, The Capitalist Unconscious

Oxana Timofeeva in conversation with Alexander Klose & Benjamin Steininger Narrator: Priya Basil Original version Dec 1, 2017

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Jens Soentgen: Explosions: Initial Ignition, Mobilization, Cults of Combustion

Jens Soentgen in conversation with Alexander Klose & Benjamin Steininger Narrator: Priya Basil In English Dec 1, 2017

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Jens Soentgen: Explosions: Initial Ignition, Mobilization, Cults of Combustion (German)

Jens Soentgen in conversation with Alexander Klose & Benjamin Steininger In German Dec 1, 2017