Stratum 9

--- "Take a walk at night. Walk so silently that the bottoms of your feet become ears." - Pauline Oliveros --- THEORY/FICTION: Benjamin Klug, "Kin of the Cosmos"Doron Darnov, "Review of Navigating the Planetary (H. Amanshauser and K. Bradley, eds.)"Kaitlin Moore, "A blank canvas, a painter's brush: Geoengineering and the Eschaton in Supergiant Games’s Transistor … Continue reading Stratum 9

Kin of the Cosmos

-- ∞ "Kin of the Cosmos" (pdf) - Benjamin Klug (2021)   Benjamin Klug is a graduate student in Literary Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His primary area of interest is science fiction and fantasy, as a genre and a source for theoretical constructs, and he comprises one half of the casual Moby-Dick podcast … Continue reading Kin of the Cosmos

Review of Navigating the Planetary

--- ∞ "Review of Navigating the Planetary: A guide to the Planetary Art World—Its Past, Present, and Potentials (H. Amanshauser and K. Bradley)" (pdf) - Doron Darnov, 2021 Doron Darnov is a graduate student in Literary Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research interests include the environmental humanities, space travel, digital media, and visual … Continue reading Review of Navigating the Planetary

Geoengineering and the Eschaton in Supergiant Game’s Transistor (2014)

--- ∞ "A blank canvas, a painter's brush: Geoengineering and the Eschaton in Supergiant Game’s Transistor (2014)" (pdf) - Kaitlin Moore, 2021 Geoengineering –– or "deliberate large-scale interventions in the Earth’s climate system, in order to moderate global warming" (Royal Society 2009: ix) –– represents specific ontological and metaphysical assumptions that turn mastery, manipulation, and … Continue reading Geoengineering and the Eschaton in Supergiant Game’s Transistor (2014)

Othering Ecology

--- ∞ "Othering Ecology" (pdf) - Nicole Grimaldi, 2021 Nicole Grimaldi is a PhD student in Comparative Literature at New York University (NYU), pursuing a minor specialization in Media, Culture, and Communication. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Toronto. She studies critical and political theory, contemporary poetry and poetics, and … Continue reading Othering Ecology

Hosting the Ghost: On Limbo Aesthetics

--- ∞ "Hosting the Ghost: On Limbo Aesthetics" (pdf) - Frédéric Neyrat, 2021 Frédéric Neyrat is a French philosopher, Associate Professor and Mellon-Morgridge Professor of Planetary Humanities in the English department of UW-Madison (USA), editor of Alienocene.

Stratum 8

--- "...and we might sense the unknown and the route that tempts the traveler to test gravity" - Mahmoud Darwish _________________  THEORY/FICTION: Dipesh Chakrabarty, “The Planet Does Not Return Our Gaze” Mojca Penca, “Planetary Entanglements and Entrapments (Review of Lukáš Likavčan’s Introduction to Comparative Planetology)" Derek Woods, “The Fungal Kingdom" Sean Singh Matharoo, “The Damned … Continue reading Stratum 8

The Planet Does Not Return Our Gaze

--- ∞ “The Planet Does Not Return Our Gaze” (pdf) - Dipesh Chakrabarty, 2020 First published as "La planète ne nous renvoie pas notre regard" (Centre Pompidou, November 11, 2020 - interview: Mathieu Potte-Bonneville). Text edited by Doron Darnov and Dipesh Chakrabarty. Dipesh Chakrabarty is currently the Lawrence A. Kimpton Distinguished Service Professor in History, … Continue reading The Planet Does Not Return Our Gaze

Planetary Entanglements and Entrapments

--- ∞ "Planetary Entanglements and Entrapments: Review of Lukáš Likavčan’s Introduction to Comparative Planetology" (pdf) - Mojca Penca Mojca Penca is a PhD candidate in Literary Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her current interests lead her to explore the curious and oftentimes puzzling intersections of Asian American literature, environmental humanities and Hallyu. Studying the … Continue reading Planetary Entanglements and Entrapments