Confronting an inhuman world

Coley, Rob (2015) Confronting an inhuman world. In: The Anthropocene and the threat to the human (21st Century Research Group), 4th March, 2015, University of Lincoln.

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The Anthropocene is a concept that enables us to map the accelerating planetary effects of technologically mediated human culture. An encounter with this geo-historical period also decentres and dismantles the human, challenging our conventions of thought and perception. Faced with the absence of a familiar world, and the sudden presence of a world impossible to picture, how might we find immediate expressions of a deep inhuman time? This question will be considered with reference to contemporary photography and particularly Trevor Paglen’s ‘Last Pictures’ project.

Keywords:Anthropocene, posthuman, Humanities, Photography
Subjects:P Mass Communications and Documentation > P300 Media studies
Divisions:College of Arts > Lincoln School of Film & Media > Lincoln School of Film & Media (Media)
ID Code:16884
Deposited On:05 Mar 2015 19:12

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