Feeling/Following: Creative Experiments and Material Play

November 23rd, 2014

The Anthropocene compels us to re-think our modes of knowledge production. A statement on the necessity for radically interdisciplinary modes of research.

The Anthropocene addresses us: it compels us to re-think how we—as researchers from fields of anthropology, geography, philosophy, and the arts—carry out investigations in the world. In this essay, we propose forms of creative experiments and play as a way to follow the life of materials. Such an endeavor is part of a particular ontological commitment to new ways of knowing in the Anthropocene. This contribution is a statement of purpose for radically interdisciplinary modes of research that emerged from a series of animated conversations about creative experimentation at the Anthropocene Campus.