Category: aesthetics

The Borderlands of Catastrophism

The Borderlands of Catastrophism

  Meet my new country, the Borderlands of Catastrophism! No seriously, it is my new country, thanks to a fascinating online game called NationStates by Max Barry. In short, the game is an adaptation of his novel called Jennifer Government. Here’s how...

Low Carbon Pleasures and Anthropocene Art

Low Carbon Pleasures and Anthropocene Art

In May of this year artist Gabo Guzzo had an installation and series of talks at Banner Repeater in London. The event, called The Geologic Turn, focused on the topic of the Anthropocene. Among other notable people there was Jan Zalaseiwicz, a...

Now You See It, Now You Don’t: Reality, Sustainability, Visuality

Now You See It, Now You Don’t: Reality, Sustainability, Visuality

In this week we turn to the relationship between perception and attention, thinking through some of the ideas of Roland Bartes in Camera Obscura and Cameron Tonkinwise and Karen Pinkus’ Want Not: A Dialogue on Sustainability with Images. Both sets of texts...

What forces shape you? – Star Wars Psychology

What forces shape you? – Star Wars Psychology

  Who could ask for a more enticing hook for sci-fi fans than a question like “What forces shape you?” That’s right, Star Wars Identities is coming to town, well, at least a few Canadian ones, and hopes to shed some (psychosocial?)...