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Planetary mobilities: movement, memory and emergence in the body of the earth

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>31/10/2016
Issue number4
Number of pages15
Pages (from-to)614-628
Early online date31/10/16
<mark>Original language</mark>English


In this paper, I present a unified framework for understanding abiotic, biotic and technological mobilities as achievements of a far-from-equilibrium planet self-organising over geological time, and generating informationally rich forms of matter and motion. I discuss how flows of energy through the Earth support the emergence of different kinds of movement in spatially distinct ‘mobility regions’ and scale-related ‘mobility situations’. I also discuss how technological mobilities exhibit forms of ‘gratuity’, a relative uncoupling of different aspects of motion, which have arisen repeatedly in the Earth’s past, and may presage the emergence of radically new forms of planetary mobility.

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