Adrian J Ivakhiv

  • 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 yesterday.
  • 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 2 weeks ago.
  • "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 5 weeks ago.
  • "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 last month.
  • 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 last month.
  • 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 last month.
  • 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 last month.
  • 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 last month.
  • 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 last month.
  • 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.
  • 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.