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Potential Worlds: Planetary Memories & Eco-Fictions

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The ecological crisis the world is currently experiencing calls for an urgent rethinking of our relationship to nature, to its resources, and the entirety of life on Earth to each other. The time has come for repurposing coexistence, aided by post-human thought and technological advancement, and for realizing that humans are merely part of, rather than the center of, the world. Forms of knowledge developed in the course of annexation of the environment are put into question. How might we perceive nature in the future?

Thirty-six artists from around the world featured in this book investigate the potential future of humans living in alliance with nature and the role of art in this undertaking as a technological, scientific, and social experiment. Essays by Benjamin H. Bratton, T. J. Demos, Reza Negarestani, and Jussi Parikka shed light on multiple different perspectives, such as colonialism, post-humanism, ecology, and artistic adaption of new technologies.

  • Edited by Suad Garayeva-Maleki and Heike Munder
  • English, hardcover, 17.5 x 23.5 cm, 272 pages, 131 images (color), 1 illustration b/w
  • Design: Studio Marie Lusa
  • Published by Scheidegger & Spiess
  • ISBN: 978-3-85881-864-5
  • Date of publication: 17.06.2020