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The Anthropocene Project | An Opening

Sat, Jan 12, 2013 Keynote by John Tresch. Introduction and discussion: Armen Avanessian

What order does our world have in the Anthropocene? What do we believe in, and why? The sociologist of knowledge John Tresch looks at cosmograms, often millennia-old representations of the world and its order, to develop a cosmogram of the Anthropocene. Somewhere between romantic machines and a technique for losing own homeland. Taking off towards new worlds of knowledge. Keynote by John Tresch (Department of History and Sociology of Science, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia). Introduction and discussion: Armen Avanessian (Peter Szondi-Institut für Allgemeine und Vergleichende Wissenschaft, Freie Universität Berlin)