Meet the Technosphere

April 23rd, 2016

How can we grasp the immense physical and temporal dimensions of the technosphere and why should we isolate the human agency within it? An argument for taking a metropolitan perspective.

Can we point a finger at the technosphere? At its mode of emergence and its evolutionary history? At its agency and its governance? Can we make this abstract concept into something visible, something tangible, the object of a shared sensibility and a public debate? In the face of this powerful provocation, can we fulfill the role of scientists, intellectuals, and artists, which is to turn dull routines of everyday thought and sensation into living confrontations with radically mutable realities?