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Time in the Anthropocene: Decentring the human through creative practice and environmental observation
Rupert Griffiths (Lancaster University, UK)

As we transition from the Halocene to what has been termed the Anthropocene, it is becoming increasingly clear that we need to consider our relationship to our environment in terms of a multitude of interwoven temporal scales, ranging from the immediacy of lived experience to the longue durée. How though can we make these multiple temporalities meaningfully legible—how can we bring them into daily life? Furthermore, how can we do this without inadvertently relocating the human at the centre of these more-than-human time scales?
This presentation will discuss various creative methods and methodologies that I have been developing in attempts to address such questions. I will discuss several projects that bring together environmental observations made by both sensors and senses, expressed through what I think of as geopoetic artifacts. I’ll discuss methods for recording and communicating observations of light and sound, as well as temperature and other parameters, to make legible more-than-human temporalities at various scales, particularly those related to the movement of the earth in relation to the sun and the attendant biotic, abiotic, and technological rhythms and cycles that accompany this.

Event (Seminar)

TitlePhenomenal Time
Abbreviated titlePhenomenal Times
LocationEdinburgh University - online
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
Degree of recognitionInternational event