Anand Pandian

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Diesel

Theorizing the Contemporary

Diesel

It’s a bit intimidating, strolling with the crowd that drifts along this narrow lane. The space is actually a parking lot, asphalt marked out with long yellow... More

Open Access, Open Minds

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Open Access, Open Minds

There’s a couplet in the Tirukkural, the sixth-century Tamil ethical treatise from south India, which speaks beautifully to the philosophy of giving. Kaimaaru v... More

Becoming Here

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Becoming Here

In Stephanie Spray’s short film Record, images are channels between there and here. Images arise from the space of life. It is in this space, as well, that they... More

Edward Casey and Mary Watkins

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Edward Casey and Mary Watkins

I’ve been thinking a lot about The Wall: what might make a project of such gargantuan and disruptive scale so appealing to many Americans, and how to think and ... More

Lexicon for an Anthropocene Yet Unseen

Theorizing the Contemporary

Lexicon for an Anthropocene Yet Unseen

The idea of an Anthropocene has spread with astonishing speed, dislodging familiar terms like nature and environment from their customary preeminence as signs o... More

Plastic

Theorizing the Contemporary

Plastic

Plastic substances are now a ubiquitous planetary presence, far beyond the human places for which they were meant. At this point, ninety percent of global seabi... More

Introduction: Lexicon for an Anthropocene Yet Unseen

Theorizing the Contemporary

Introduction: Lexicon for an Anthropocene Yet Unseen

This is a work in progress, and we hope that you might also think of pitching in. We write in the midst of a dramatic revaluation of the epoch at hand, as a sub... More