Book ID: CBB396784582

A Bestiary of the Anthropocene: Hybrid Plants, Animals, Minerals, Fungi, and Other Specimens (2023)


Bowker, Geoffrey C. (Author)
Maria Roszkowska (Contributor)
Benjamin Bratton (Author)
Pauline Briand (Author)
Dittmar, Pierre-Olivier (Author)
Matthieu Duperrex (Author)
Michel Lussault (Author)
Alexandre Monnin (Author)
Tsing, Anna Lowenhaupt (Author)
Nicolas Nova (Editor)

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Publication Date: 2023
Physical Details: 245
Language: English

Now back in print, this field guide to our new world of hybrid specimens―gorgeously printed in silver ink on black paper―catalogs the conflation of the technosphere and the biospherePlastiglomerates, surveillance robot dogs, fordite, artificial grass, antenna trees, Covid, decapitated mountains, drone-fighting eagles, standardized bananas: all of these specimens―some more familiar than others―are examples of the hybridity that shapes the current landscapes of science, technology and everyday life. Inspired by medieval bestiaries and the increasingly visible effects of climate change on the planet, French researcher Nicolas Nova & art collective DISNOVATION.ORG provide an ethnographic guide to the "post-natural" era in which we live, highlighting the amalgamations of nature and artifice that already co-exist in the 21st century.A sort of field handbook, A Bestiary of the Anthropocene aims to help us orient ourselves within the technosphere and the biosphere. What happens when technologies and their unintended consequences become so ubiquitous that it is difficult to define what is "natural" or not? What does it mean to live in a hybrid environment made of organic and synthetic matter? In order to answer such questions, Nova & DISNOVATION.ORG bring their own research together with contributions from collectives such as the Center for Genomic Gastronomy and Aliens in Green as well as text by scholars and researchers from around the world. Polish graphic designer Maria Roszkowska provides illustrations.

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Review Hannah Star Rogers; Hiram Harmon Rogers (2022) Review of "A Bestiary of the Anthropocene: Hybrid Plants, Animals, Minerals, Fungi, and Other Specimens". Configurations: A Journal of Literature, Science, and Technology (pp. 238-241). unapi

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Nature and its relationship to culture; human-nature relationships
Interdisciplinary approach to knowledge
Morganti, Maria
Trump, Donald H.
Woese, Carl R.
Merleau-Ponty, Maurice
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21st century
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United States
New Zealand
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