Abstract

Abstract:

The Anthropocene hypothesis leaves us with the picture of a world that may have never felt more aggregative, with or without our consent, and never more terraforming in its capacity to turn everything Anthropos come in contact with into a condition of its existence. And yet, in the end the delayed legibility the Anthropocene hypothesis projects into the existential nowhere of landscapes of extinction and other previews of humanity in its fossil state is utterly indifferent to the world it leaves us to inhabit on impossible perceptual terms. But why bother with the visual make-up of that world in the grand flattening scheme of things? The terrestrial hypotheses evolved throughout this paper tend to a past that stays with us in a temporal field levelled by data extraction neither relevant nor entirely disposable.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1080-6539
Print ISSN
0300-7162
Pages
pp. 54-71
Launched on MUSE
2020-08-01
Open Access
No
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