Adrian J Ivakhiv

  • (Fore)shadowing

    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    Coming soon… “volcanic eruptions and revolutions, ant cities and dog parks, data clouds and space junk, pagan gods and sacrificial altars, dark flow, souls (of things), and jazz”
    Posted 2 weeks ago.
  • Anthropo(s)cenic Chernobyl* in image & text

    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    My Gund Institute research talk from a few months ago, on “Navigating Earth’s ‘Zone of Alienation’: Chernobyl and the Search for Adequate Images of the Anthropocene,” can now be viewed online (see link below). It […]
    Posted last month.
  • The 5 D's

    The 5 D's
    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    … that might get humans to pull through the next few centuries relatively intact as a species (if not undiminished or unscathed): Decarbonization, Deplasticization, Demilitarization, Decolonization, and […]
    Posted last month.
  • The academic life (thoughts for the beginning of spring)

    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    Or, Things I love, like, dislike, and hate about it… I love that I can research, write, talk, think, and teach about things that I’m passionate about, or at least care very much about. And because that […]
    Posted last month.
  • Comparative 'practicology': Philosophy as a way of life

    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    This course (an Honors College course I’m happy to be to teaching this year) is already in progress, but I’d be curious to hear any comments on it. What would you include in a comparative overview of spiritual […]
    Posted January 21, 2018.
  • Rant for the day

    Rant for the day
    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    Let’s face facts: Life in such cold climates as the one I live in (it was 8°F/-14°C here this morning) would hardly be possible, for us in such numbers as we are, without fossil fuels. The harnessing of fos […]
    Posted December 14, 2017.
  • Beyond sustainability's 3 pillars: an exercise in eco-political ontology

    Beyond sustainability's 3 pillars: an exercise in eco-political ontology
    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    It’s become a cliché for people in environmental, policy, and even corporate circles to talk about the “triple bottom-line,” or the “three pillars” or “three-legged stool,” of sustainability. Those “pillars” are a […]
    Posted December 01, 2017.
  • "These people are sick..."

    "These people are sick..."
    Adrian J Ivakhiv on UKR-TAZ
    The border war in eastern Ukraine is, it turns out, also about art. Or so this video (below) suggests. It was made in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, after its military occupation by the separatist “Donetsk People’s […]
    Posted November 15, 2017.
  • "Awake, A Dream from Standing Rock"

    "Awake, A Dream from Standing Rock"
    Adrian J Ivakhiv on A(s)cene
    The Wabunowin Dawn Society in collaboration with the University of Vermont Environmental Program and the Steven Rubenstein Professorship for Environment and Natural Resources will be screening the new documentary […]
    Posted November 14, 2017.
  • Fugitive radioactivity

    Adrian J Ivakhiv on UKR-TAZ
    Cross-posted from Immanence… The Washington Post reports that “Ruthenium-106, named after Russia” has been wafting all across Europe. Two quick observations here. (1) “Ruthenia” is the Latin […]
    Posted November 12, 2017.
  • Fugitive radioactivity

    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    The Washington Post reports that “Ruthenium-106, named after Russia” has been wafting all across Europe. Two quick observations here. (1) “Ruthenia” is the Latin rendering of Rus’, which predates […]
    Posted November 12, 2017.
  • The frame game

    The frame game
    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    Spin the dial and see where it lands. Take several steps in that direction. Look around. Spin again. 1. Struggle, or The World at War Frame: We are at war. The war is between the good guys and the bad guys. […]
    Posted November 10, 2017.
  • Ontology, decoloniality, and the people-land nexus

    Ontology, decoloniality, and the people-land nexus
    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    Here’s something I’ve written to accompany a reading and discussion of Arturo Escobar’s piece “Thinking-feeling with the Earth: Territorial Struggles and the Ontological Dimensions of the Epistemologies of the […]
    Posted November 06, 2017.
  • John Elder talk on community & sustainability

    John Elder talk on community & sustainability
    Adrian J Ivakhiv on A(s)cene
    Middlebury College professor emeritus and author John Elder gave the second Eco-Arts and Humanities talk this year, at Ira Allen Chapel on October 18, 2017. It was entitled “Stay together,/learn the […]
    Posted October 31, 2017.
  • This IS nature, guys...

    This IS nature, guys...
    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    There is an irony in The Nature Conservancy’s headline heralding a “new study” that “finds nature is vital to beating climate change.” The sub-title adds that “Nature could cost-effectively deliver over a […]
    Posted October 16, 2017.
  • On cultural civil conflict

    On cultural civil conflict
    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    I think it’s fair to say that the United States is in a state of cultural civil war. It is cultural war in the sense that it is a war fought with signs and symbols rather than with guns — signs and symbols i […]
    Posted October 06, 2017.
  • The colonization of scholarly publishing

    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    For those following the debate over the article “The Case for Colonialism,” the following adds little new. It’s mostly a way of summarizing the issue and collecting some useful links in one place.  There’s a […]
    Posted October 04, 2017.
  • R.I.P. Cassini

    R.I.P. Cassini
    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    “I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe…” 62 moons orbiting in and around the grooved rings of Saturn. Winter and spring, hurricanes, jet streams, and auroras. Rivers and deltas pelted by me […]
    Posted September 16, 2017.
  • Hysteria, or hope?

    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    Based on its title and on the snippets I saw being quoted, I fully expected to dislike Lee Jones’ article “Charlottesville and the Politics of Left Hysteria,” posted a few days ago at The Current […]
    Posted August 29, 2017.
  • Post-vegetarian food ethics, continued...

    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    This post is a follow-up to my “case for a non-mammalian food ethic.” I’ve given that case some more thought and have decided that honesty requires more nuance than either continuing to call myself a (straight) […]
    Posted August 18, 2017.