Adrian J Ivakhiv

  • 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 yesterday.
  • 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 2 weeks ago.
  • 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 2 weeks ago.
  • 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 last month.
  • 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 last month.
  • 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.
  • The Damore-Google dust-up

    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    Here I go wading into a type of debate this blog does not often venture into: the debate surrounding Google employee James Damore’s firing for his ‘Ideological Echo Chamber’ manifesto. I find this to be a c […]
    Posted August 12, 2017.
  • Detroit as template for urban change?

    Detroit as template for urban change?
    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    I recently visited Detroit (for the ASLE “Rust/Resistance” conference) and was interested in seeing how it’s changed since I wrote this (brief) piece. Given how little time I spent there, my i […]
    Posted July 10, 2017.
  • UVM Eco-Arts & Humanities Update

    UVM Eco-Arts & Humanities Update
    Adrian J Ivakhiv on A(s)cene
    Here’s a brief report on some developments in the Environmental Arts and Humanities at the University of Vermont connected to BASTA!, the Lattie Coor Environmental Humanities Fellows, and the Steven Rubenstein […]
    Posted July 06, 2017.
  • Inequality and environmental crisis

    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    As part of its Ford Foundation supported Inequality Project, The Guardian is providing a provocative glimpse of Oxford geographer Danny Dorling’s important research into inequality and the environment. It should b […]
    Posted July 05, 2017.
  • Media hygiene 101

    Media hygiene 101
    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    My book Ecologies of the Moving Image provides some suggestions into how we can become better consumers and co-producers of media. But these suggestions come couched within a 400-page treatise of media (and […]
    Posted July 02, 2017.
  • Bioregionalism primer

    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    When I began my involvement with environmental politics in the 1980s, the main currents of radical or critical thought were represented by deep ecologists (or biocentrists), social ecologists (gathered around […]
    Posted June 23, 2017.
  • Mortonian prophecies

    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    When one of our cadre of eco-cultural theorists gets noticed — more so, fêted — by one of the leading newspapers in the world, we need to take note and celebrate with him. In this case, it’s Timothy Morton […]
    Posted June 16, 2017.
  • Trump vs. the world

    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    Trump’s speech on his decision to pull out of the Paris climate accord included so many questionable statements, it’s hard to know where to start. Fortunately, others have. Among the better fact-checks are the […]
    Posted June 02, 2017.
  • Plot thickening agents...

    Adrian J Ivakhiv on UKR-TAZ
    Inside Russia’s social media war on America (Time) The Great British Brexit Robbery (Guardian) Trump, Putin, and the New Cold War (The New Yorker) The information war is real, and we’re losing it (Seattle Times)
    Posted May 26, 2017.
  • The SF of Sustainability

    Adrian J Ivakhiv on A(s)cene
    Re-posted from Immanence: Since it’s the Holocene that has provided the conditions for the (human-led) biogeochemical experimentation that has now likely achieved a runaway state, and since “H […]
    Posted May 18, 2017.
  • The SF of sustainability

    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    Since it’s the Holocene that has provided the conditions for the (human-led) biogeochemical experimentation that has now likely achieved a runaway state, and since “Holocene” was never anything other than a […]
    Posted May 18, 2017.
  • Mapping climate change solutions

    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    In the parallel universe where good news remains possible… A team or 70 researchers from 22 countries and led by Paul Hawken has produced a very interesting analysis of potential climate change […]
    Posted May 13, 2017.
  • Greatest albums of the LP era

    Greatest albums of the LP era
    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    The recent social media meme listing 10 concerts people have attended accompanied by one they didn’t (“find the lie!”) has incited me to complete a list that started out as a “50th anniversary of the concept a […]
    Posted May 08, 2017.
  • Integral ecologies

    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    I’m happy to see that The Variety of Integral Ecologies: Nature, Culture, and Knowledge in the Planetary Era, an anthology co-edited by Sam Mickey, Sean Kelly, and Adam Robbert, has finally been published by SUNY […]
    Posted May 05, 2017.