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Triggers: Introducing the Technosphere | Birgit Schneider
100 Years of Now. The Opening
2015, Sep 30–Oct 04
Media studies scholar Birgit Schneider examines how the extracts of a South American tree triggered the global galvanization of the technosphere. By disclosing the role of Gutta-percha (a natural thermoplastic from a tropical tree species) within the construction of global telegraphic systems, Schneider shows how the fate of empire can spring from a colonial forest.