Adrian J Ivakhiv

  • Climate Action Week: What to watch for

    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    As people around the world prepare for Global Climate Strike Week (Sept. 20-27) and for the UN Climate Action Summit in New York City on Sept. 23, here are some thoughts and sources to help us think about what’s […]
    Posted 4 days ago.
  • So, here we are...

    So, here we are...
    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    Wow, what a reaction the article described here has gotten… This version includes a follow-up comment below. Jonathan Franzen’s “What If We Stopped Pretending?” articulates an important point about hope and […]
    Posted 2 weeks ago.
  • Sobering up...

    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    Peter Brannen’s Atlantic article “The Anthropocene is a Joke” provides a helpful cold shower for those who’ve gotten a little too drunk on the concept of the Anthropocene. The entire article is worth reading. […]
    Posted 5 weeks ago.
  • The second ontological twist

    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    I keep trying to rephrase the second piece of the “double insight” — or two ontological “twists” — around which the philosophical argument of Shadowing the Anthropocene¬†(and Ecologies of the Moving Image) is […]
    Posted July 10, 2019.
  • (Mc)Mindfulness?

    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    A Guardian article making the rounds on social media argues that the mindfulness movement has become “the new capitalist spirituality” — “magical thinking on steroids,” which instead of overturning the […]
    Posted June 22, 2019.
  • Updated process-relational theory primer

    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    I originally presented a “primer” to process-relational philosophy on this blog back in 2010. A substantially updated version of it is part of my book, Shadowing the Anthropocene. Here it is as a stand-alone, […]
    Posted June 02, 2019.
  • 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 May 09, 2019.
  • 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 May 01, 2019.
  • 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 April 22, 2019.
  • 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 April 22, 2019.
  • 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 April 18, 2019.
  • 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 April 16, 2019.
  • 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.