Sonic blind spots: Acoustic research in the Lower Mississippi River
Documenting the lower Mississippi River as an acoustic space reveals already existing power dimensions at play before they become fully legible as symptoms of extractive dispossession. Analysing the politics of vibration, emission sources, and bandwidth use inequalities can reveal much about the colonial regime of extractive infrastructures by exposing the disassembled temporalities of the extractive event.
Notes on processes of unearthing: Wildfires and the entanglements of space on the unceded lands known as California
Thinking with entanglements of the wildfires on the unceded lands known as California and that is dedicated to analysing and locating openings to dismantle the abstraction that is the wildland-urban interface.
Ben Asamoah’s Sakawa (2018) and the Problem of e-Waste
Sakawa—a combination of internet fraud, traditionalist African ritual practice, and gender performance—is not a quirky consequence of increasing West African access to digital technologies but rather a response to colonial economic policies that continue to designate Africa as a site for extracting mineral resources and discarding waste.
Extractivism: Introduction to the dossier
How are images implicated in the increasingly diversified and expansive ways in which industrial-scale extractive methods and practices operate? To what extent do the ways images are produced, circulated, theorized, and politicized mirror or challenge extractive methods and practices?
The democratic sensible: Becoming word in protest recitations
Images of texts from sites of protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act and the National Register of Citizens have been transcribed into embodied performances.
Visual Activism revisited
Co-editors of the 2016 themed issue on Visual Activism reflect back on it in light of recent events.
Thinking in motion
A reflection for a present under multiple crises on the online action Face Mask, Not Muzzle by Tucumán collective La Lola Mora.
Telepathy without the internet
Is it possible to practice telepathy outside of the oppressive market dynamics that dominate the internet today?
Review of the 2019 Venice Biennale
Themed "May You Live In Interesting Times," the 58th Biennale proceeds from the idea of multivalency, inviting complexity, ambiguity and contradiction, and constituting a point of departure rather than a conclusion.
Revisiting the Philosophy of Horror
Full audio recording of Caetlin Benson-Allott's interview with Noël Carroll in the context of the themed issue on "Design and the Componentry of Horror."