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Sonic blind spots: Acoustic research in the Lower Mississippi River

By: Margarida Mendes
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Sonic blind spots: Acoustic research in the Lower Mississippi River
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
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
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
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
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
Visual Activism revisited
Co-editors of the 2016 themed issue on Visual Activism reflect back on it in light of recent events.

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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.
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