I’ll be the guest speaker at the Environmental Studies colloquium at the Antioch University New England Graduate School tomorrow.
Title of my talk: “Culturing Nature: Ecology, Gaia, and the Parliament of Lively Things.”
Content: the Two Cultures, “science wars” and “nature wars,” Whitehead, Stengers, and Latour, imagery and the Anthropocene (from Bosch to Pollock to the undersea art of Jason deCaires Taylor), and a few thoughts on what a unified post-social constructionist, post-scientistic, post-humanist paradigm might look like.
A generalized mishmash, in other words. Suitable for a solsticial gathering. But not too much. The question is what to keep in, and what to leave on the cutting room floor.