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December 2014

Immortality and Infinitude in the Anthropocene

2014-12-02 - 2014-12-04
Division of History of Science, Technology and Environment, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Brinellvägen 32, 3rd floor
Stockholm, 10044 Sweden
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While the fear of capricious immortals living high atop Mount Olympus may have waned, the current age of the Anthropocene appears to have brought with it insistent demands for us mere mortals to engage with unpredictable and dangerous beings that wield power over life itself. Plastics, radioactive waste, fossil fuels and species extinctions have interpellated us into unfathomably vast futures and deep pasts, with their effects promising to circulate through air, water, rock and flesh for untold millions of years.…

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