Adrian J Ivakhiv

  • Plot thickening agents...

    Adrian J Ivakhiv on UKR-TAZ
    Inside Russia’s social media war on America (Time) The Great British Brexit Robbery (Guardian) Trump, Putin, and the New Cold War (The New Yorker) The information war is real, and we’re losing it (Seattle Times)
    Posted 2 days ago.
  • The SF of Sustainability

    Adrian J Ivakhiv on A(s)cene
    Re-posted from Immanence: Since it’s the Holocene that has provided the conditions for the (human-led) biogeochemical experimentation that has now likely achieved a runaway state, and since “H […]
    Posted 2 weeks ago.
  • The SF of sustainability

    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    Since it’s the Holocene that has provided the conditions for the (human-led) biogeochemical experimentation that has now likely achieved a runaway state, and since “Holocene” was never anything other than a […]
    Posted 2 weeks ago.
  • Mapping climate change solutions

    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    In the parallel universe where good news remains possible… A team or 70 researchers from 22 countries and led by Paul Hawken has produced a very interesting analysis of potential climate change […]
    Posted 3 weeks ago.
  • Greatest albums of the LP era

    Greatest albums of the LP era
    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    The recent social media meme listing 10 concerts people have attended accompanied by one they didn’t (“find the lie!”) has incited me to complete a list that started out as a “50th anniversary of the concept a […]
    Posted 3 weeks ago.
  • Integral ecologies

    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    I’m happy to see that The Variety of Integral Ecologies: Nature, Culture, and Knowledge in the Planetary Era, an anthology co-edited by Sam Mickey, Sean Kelly, and Adam Robbert, has finally been published by SUNY […]
    Posted 4 weeks ago.
  • On political volatility

    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    While the French elections arguably offer little choice for those looking for radical eco-political options, there is a tendency to see in them — as in other recent political shifts — something that is […]
    Posted 4 weeks ago.
  • Valuing public scholarship

    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    The American Anthropological Association’s publication yesterday of guidelines on public scholarship marks a significant advance in the recognition of public scholarship within academe. Anthropology may have […]
    Posted 4 weeks ago.
  • May Day thoughts: on labor & livelihood

    May Day thoughts: on labor & livelihood
    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    May Day (Beltane, Walpurga’s Day, et al.) is a good time for reflecting on politics, ecology, and possibility. The following can be considered part of a series on this blog. When neoliberalism is un […]
    Posted 4 weeks ago.
  • A metaphysics they can't match

    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    Opening the ISSRNC conference on Mountains and Sacred Landscapes with a set of images from anti-pipelines and indigenous solidarity events, Karenna Gore (daughter of Al and founding director of the Center for […]
    Posted last month.
  • Jeremijenko visit

    Jeremijenko visit
    Adrian J Ivakhiv on A(s)cene
    UVM’s Rubenstein School, Environmental Program, Department of Art and Art History, and Lattie Coor Fellows in Environmental Humanities are happy to co-host eco-artist, engineer, and environmental health physician […]
    Posted last month.
  • Parsing the "alternative media ecosystem"

    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    We all know the media ecosystem has been changing rapidly, with media scholars scrambling to understand how and where things are headed. “Fake news” and “post-truth” are the glib catchwords of the day; “filter […]
    Posted last month.
  • What's over that dark mountain?

    What's over that dark mountain?
    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    Paul Kingsnorth’s “The Lie of the Land: Does Environmentalism Have a Future in the Age of Trump?”, published in last Saturday’s Guardian, has elicited some interesting responses, for interesting […]
    Posted March 22, 2017.
  • "We interrupt this programming..."

    "We interrupt this programming..."
    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    Not that this blog has been very active recently, but with Inauguration Day upon us, a little reflection on our situation seems warranted… So, here’s where I see us. If a Clinton-led Democratic […]
    Posted January 19, 2017.
  • Russian "infowar" & the U. S. elections

    Adrian J Ivakhiv on UKR-TAZ
    As the story of the Russian state’s influence on the recent U.S. elections continues to unfold, here are some web sites that document various dimensions of it, and of Russian media strategies more generally. These […]
    Posted December 14, 2016.
  • Reassembling democracy?

    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    Here’s the abstract I’ve just sent in for the keynote I’ll be giving at the Reassembling Democracy: Ritual as Cultural Resource conference in Oslo in February: !–more–Reassembling A Broken World: Toward […]
    Posted December 07, 2016.
  • Returning to Sedona

    Returning to Sedona
    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    Three things have drawn me repeatedly to the red rock landscape around the small north-central Arizona city of Sedona. First, and most obvious, is the landscape itself, which counts among the most […]
    Posted November 20, 2016.
  • Rise of the global alt-right

    Adrian J Ivakhiv on UKR-TAZ
    With Donald Trump in power, this web site just might get a new lease on life — reincarnated as a place for examining the rise of what has been called the “global alt-right,” with its network of connections […]
    Posted November 16, 2016.
  • In search of silver linings

    In search of silver linings
    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    So, Donald Trump will be president of the United States and both Congress and Senate will be dominated by Republicans. Environmentalists and social justice activists, almost universally, find this idea […]
    Posted November 10, 2016.
  • Ukraine update

    Adrian J Ivakhiv on UKR-TAZ
    It’s been a while since I posted anything new on this blog. Since I’ve just returned (to western Europe, at least) from a trip to Ukraine, and since I’ve had a few requests to share my impressions, here they are. […]
    Posted November 01, 2016.