The Anthropocene Project. An Encyclopedia

Borderlines stop people around the world, commercialize goods and movements. They are strategic, serve the purposes of defense and protection, separate between good and evil, order and create orientation. They invite to transgress, to expand and to abolish limits. Or to the “land of the free,” the United States, where somewhere among the first image of the Blue Planet, counterculture, and cybernetic hype, we might encounter the roots of the Anthropocene, and we might discover a maelstrom of scarcely respirable, poisenous atmospheres: social or ecological conflicts, conflicts over knowledge or survival. The interplay of territory and threat. The Anthropocene recalls the Wild West, the outbreak for the new and the frontier, the borderland where law and order has to be renegotiated, or perhaps not?