Adrian J Ivakhiv

  • Announcing Media+Environment Journal

    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    This announcement is long past due… It’s for the new, open access, peer-reviewed international journal that I am co-editing with Alenda Chang and Janet Walker, through the University of California Press. It […]
    Posted 2 weeks ago.
  • Shadowing unshadowed

    Shadowing unshadowed
    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    As agreed to with my publisher (Punctum), the e-book version of Shadowing the Anthropocene: Eco-Realism for Turbulent Times is now available for free download (or pay what you can). To celebrate this, I’m sharing […]
    Posted 3 weeks ago.
  • Earth Day thoughts for a mediascaped planet...

    Earth Day thoughts for a mediascaped planet...
    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    I’ve been posting about the Ukrainian presidential runoff elections over at UKR-TAZ, the blog I established in the wake of the 2014 Maidan revolution. (See Four theses on Ukrainian politics and Politics as […]
    Posted 5 weeks ago.
  • Ukrainian politics as Reality-FB

    Adrian J Ivakhiv on UKR-TAZ
    A few days I ago I posted about how Ukraine’s election of comedian Ze as its president will put them at the forefront of the trend for “politics as reality-TV,” and how that may not be entirely a bad thing. (For […]
    Posted 5 weeks ago.
  • The urgency of slowing down and stopping

    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    Like many, I’ve been finding it difficult not to feel an upwelling of anxiety as the scope and scale of the climate emergency has become more and more obvious, as Trump-style political (non-)responses — […]
    Posted last month.
  • Four theses on Ukrainian politics

    Adrian J Ivakhiv on UKR-TAZ
    1. Ukraine is on the verge of overtaking all rivals in the race to equate politics with reality-TV. (The leading presidential contender is a comedian and entertainer who played president on a TV show.) Whether […]
    Posted last month.
  • P-N transition, or, toward the Neocene

    P-N transition, or, toward the Neocene
    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    It’s nice to see archdruid John Michael Greer’s proposal for a “Pleistocene-Neocene transition” get a little traction in the science press — specifically, in a Science Alert article by psychologist Matthew […]
    Posted March 17, 2019.
  • Green new dealing it...

    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    For someone who teaches media and environment, it’s heartening to see people like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and one of her advisors, Cornell legal star Robert Hockett, break through the media din. Even Tucker […]
    Posted February 09, 2019.
  • Social democrats all?

    Social democrats all?
    Adrian J Ivakhiv on UKR-TAZ
    Reading about how almost all Ukrainian presidential candidates are social democrats (in their rhetoric), I came across some nifty political hat collections. Which of them fits best? On those Ukrainian […]
    Posted January 29, 2019.
  • Tangerine Reef

    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    And here is Animal Collective’s beautiful International Year of the Reef collaboration with marine biology art-science duo Coral Morphologic, entitled Tangerine Reef: More on Coral Videography, “pioneers of […]
    Posted January 28, 2019.
  • Process and Reality

    Process and Reality
    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    I’ve been trying to convince acclaimed northeast Vermont brewer Shaun Hill to add Whitehead’s Process and Reality to his Philosophical Series of ales, stouts, lambics, and porters, on the pretext that it was […]
    Posted January 28, 2019.
  • Rojava at risk

    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    I’ve posted here before about the Kurdish experiment in social-ecological-feminist radical democracy that’s been unfolding in the unlikeliest circumstances in the northern Syrian region of Rojava. Donald Trump’s […]
    Posted December 20, 2018.
  • Vermonters & climate change

    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    I was interviewed yesterday by the local CBS-affiliated WCAX news show on the topic of how to motivate Vermonters to take action on climate change (while Bernie Sanders and Cornel West were speaking just up the […]
    Posted November 30, 2018.
  • Denial, incompetence, & depravity

    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    For many, President Trump’s babbling and incoherent responses to last week’s National Climate Assessment (“I’m too smart to believe it, just look at our air and water and what those other countries are […]
    Posted November 29, 2018.
  • Heads in the sands

    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    It’s not surprising that the Trump administration would wish to bury the nearly 1700-page Fourth National Climate Asessment, Volume 2: Impacts, Risks, and Adaptation in the United States, a report written by over […]
    Posted November 25, 2018.
  • Feverish world, or ecotopia now?

    Feverish world, or ecotopia now?
    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    Feverish World (2016-2068): Arts and Sciences of Collective Survival was premised on the acknowledgment that the coming decades will be feverish in more ways than one — climatologically, politically, […]
    Posted November 21, 2018.
  • Koinocene (or Cœnocene)?

    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    Peircian thinker Gary Fuhrman has posted an interesting piece on the naming of the Anthropocene, entitled Holocenoscopy. Noting that the word Holocene means nothing more than “entirely recent,” as opposed to the P […]
    Posted November 07, 2018.
  • I am a conservative

    I am a conservative
    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    I am a pro-life, values-based conservative. I wish and act to conserve the conditions that have allowed human life to flourish on this planet for the past 12,000 years, conditions whose continuance today is […]
    Posted November 02, 2018.
  • Time for eco-revolution (a manifesto)

    Time for eco-revolution (a manifesto)
    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    Inspired by the daily litany of depressing news (and by reading Latour’s Down to Earth), I’ve succumbed to the temptation of writing a manifesto. Manifestos are cheap, I know, but we have to start somewhere. (And […]
    Posted October 28, 2018.
  • Latour's terrestrial project

    Latour's terrestrial project
    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    Review of Bruno Latour, Down to Earth: Politics in the New Climatic Regime, Cambridge, UK: Polity Press, 2018. Down to Earth is in significant part a restatement of Bruno Latour’s theorizing over the las […]
    Posted October 28, 2018.