For a Technodiversity in the Anthropocene (Lecture by Prof. Yuk HUI)
|Friday, 2 June 2023, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm JST
Zoom Webinar (Register here)
|English (English-Japanese simultaneous translation available)
The Anthropocene—the geological era dominated by human activities—is often associated with the climate change, ecological crisis, the sixth extinction, etc., or in brief, with an apocalyptic end. The recent acceleration of digital technology added more strength to the eschatological imagination which underlines the philosophy of history in the past centuries. In this sense, the Anthropocene is posed as a problem of modernity and it consequently calls for a new movement of overcoming modernity, which we can identify with the recent efforts of anthropologists such as Philippe Descola, Eduardo Vivieros de Castro, Bruno Latour among others, who want to undo the modern concept of nature. This talk will address this impasse of modernity and introduce what I call technodiversity as a response.
|Tokyo College, The University of Tokyo