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Technosphere


Research Project 2015–2019

© Torsten Blume and Christian Lueger

© Torsten Blume and Christian Lueger

 
Noel Yeh Martin, Life Forms, 2019 | © Joachim Dette/HKW

Noel Yeh Martin, Life Forms, 2019 | © Joachim Dette/HKW

© Torsten Blume and Christian Lueger

© Torsten Blume and Christian Lueger

Louis Campos, Seeds, 1948 Unbound, 2017 | © Joachim Dette/HKW

Louis Campos, Seeds, 1948 Unbound, 2017 | © Joachim Dette/HKW

 

Campus 2016: The Technosphere Issue | © Katy Otto/HKW

Campus 2016: The Technosphere Issue | © Katy Otto/HKW

© Nina Jäger 2016

© Nina Jäger 2016

Discussion, Technosphere × Knowledge, 2016 | © Katy Otto/HKW

Discussion, Technosphere × Knowledge, 2016 | © Katy Otto/HKW

Photo: Andreas Meichsner

Photo: Andreas Meichsner

View lecture performance, The Technosphere, Now, 2015 | © Sebastian Bolesch/HKW

View lecture performance, The Technosphere, Now, 2015 | © Sebastian Bolesch/HKW

Stemming from the entanglement between human culture, natural environments, and global technologies, the technosphere forms a new and highly dynamic component of the Earth system. This new sphere creates hybrid ecologies that drastically change the metabolism of our planet. Amorphous in its gestalt, it is dynamic and unwieldy as it alters the history of this planet and the conditions for life upon it.

The dilemma of global technology and its identity was the main theme of Technosphere. From 2015 to 2019 the explorative research project hosted four public events to spur conversations among scientists, artists, and the general public to explore the origins and future itineraries of the technosphere.

In addition to these public articulations, the online publication Technosphere Magazine aimed to fathom this new sphere, sounding out its depths and properties, highlighting particular instances and phenomena, probing its logics and protocols with a compilation of 120 contributions that have been curated into seventeen thematic dossiers. The contributions vary in scope and approach and range from standard scholarly essays to experimental multimedia works.
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Concept and realization: Katrin Klingan, Christoph Rosol, Nick Houde, Janek Müller, Johanna Schindler, with Bernard Geoghegan and Anna Luhn
Complete team 2015-19

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