Adrian J Ivakhiv

  • "Illiberalism" & the utopian deficit

    "Illiberalism" & the utopian deficit
    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    An off-the-cuff essay, written not for any particular occasion, but just to get it out of me. It’s probably mostly common knowledge (among people on the green left), just maybe not well articulated yet, and too […]
    Posted yesterday.
  • Welcome to the... Meghalayan?

    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    Geology watchers were more than a little surprised last month to learn that we are living in a new age called the Meghalayan, which apparently began about 4200 years ago. After all the excitement over t […]
    Posted last month.
  • Coming to whose senses? (a quiz)

    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    The following six books all have the same title. Without looking them up, match each book’s subtitle with the author and publication details listed below. Coming to Our Senses: Affect and An Order of Things […]
    Posted last month.
  • Lyme & beyond: a bibliographic resource

    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    Last amended on August 7, 2018 Immanence sometimes dips into areas of controversial or “boundary” science, which means areas of science whose interpretation is both publicly and scientifically contentious. Whi […]
    Posted last month.
  • On civility

    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    Some say the problem in today’s political world is the lack of civility. Others say the problem is civility itself, or the pretense of it (and use of it as a bludgeon), when what is called for is outrage. It […]
    Posted July 13, 2018.
  • 10 years (of Late Holocene life)

    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    (Or twice the video below.) Immanence passed its tenth anniversary last month and somehow failed to celebrate it. (The actual anniversary, May 11, marks the posting of this two-line fragment. Regular posts t […]
    Posted June 20, 2018.
  • Skipping an Earthbeat

    Skipping an Earthbeat
    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    Reading Bill McGuire’s 2012 book Waking the Giant: How a Changing Climate Triggers Earthquakes, Tsunamis, and Volcanoes, I came across this description of the annual “pulse” called an “Earthbeat,” which is […]
    Posted June 15, 2018.
  • Welcome to the Feverish World (CFP)

    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    Please circulate widely… FEVERISH WORLD 2018-2068: ARTS & SCIENCES OF COLLECTIVE SURVIVAL  A Symposium and Convergence in Burlington, Vermont, October 20-22, 2018 Fifty years after the widespread i […]
    Posted May 25, 2018.
  • What's the big deal? Or, whither universities...

    What's the big deal? Or, whither universities...
    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    A post-Commencement pep talk for myself (& academic friends who care to listen) It should be pretty obvious by now that predatory, extractive capitalism is not working, and that we need to move swiftly to a […]
    Posted May 23, 2018.
  • Pointing to Omega?

    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    Okay, so I watched Harry and Meghan’s royal wedding (not so much intentionally as to enjoy the loving company of my co-habitants) and was impressed by the tension between Bishop Michael Curry’s sermonizing on love […]
    Posted May 22, 2018.
  • (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 May 07, 2018.
  • 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 April 16, 2018.
  • 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 April 11, 2018.
  • 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 March 23, 2018.
  • 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.