I was fascinated by The Collapse of Western Civilization by Naomie Oreskes and Erik M. Conway. They included detail of such grandeur in a way that made me have to backtrack and figure out if the events they were describing were current or whether they were part of the future they had created and were writing from. Continue reading “Reducing the Anthropocene”
Transdisciplinary artist Aaron Czerny launched the series of public events linked to the University of San Francisco’s Fall 2016 Davies Forum, “Making Sense of the Anthropocene,” with a captivating participatory performance art piece Continue reading “Art and Artist as Guide in the Anthropocene”
To look at the present from the future is to look at the past from the present — always reflective of the way things are, whenever we may be. We leave to the future a future in which our “present” is regarded, in retrospect, and the question that needs to be pondered is what the future “present” looks like, and how it may shape future understanding of the past. Continue reading “The Future We Will Someday Meet”
Maybe it’s because I’m not the most “artsy” person in the world, but I’m still having trouble wrapping my head around Aaron Czerny’s “Navigating the Anthropocene” performance. Maybe it’s that I don’t go to a lot of art shows, but it was definitely nothing like what I had ever experienced before. Continue reading “Ünark to the Apocalypse”
The Anthropocene. What is it, when did it begin, if it even exists, and how can we come to understand it when it is not even considered a correct word or term according to my spell check?
When our “Making Sense of the Anthropocene” Davies Forum Seminar at USF met for the first time on Aug 29 it happened to be the exact same day that we officially–or at least “sort of” officially–entered the Anthropocene. Continue reading “So I guess we’re (sort of) officially in the Anthropocene?”