What's The Meaning of This?
anthrovision! is a review of the unabashedly-modern mission to capitalize on the demise of the ecosystem. In a country where the leaders in Sustainable Development are the same fossil fuel corporations that have for decades gleefully assigned large swathes of humanity into grim and futureless wastelands, anthrovision! won’t bother to seek reason or be reasonable. Nonetheless, anthrovision! will stand in dumbfounded observance of our great nation’s floundering in this ongoing mass extinction.
Why Would I Read This?
When a $400 smartphone breaks because it falls in a puddle of water (a notoriously inconvenient liquid), the innovative billionaire who owns that smartphone company is easily able to make his 150,000 employees work overtime to design and produce a new version that is slightly more waterproof (for the very reasonable price of $600). If that's not conquering nature, I don't know what is.
anthrovision! may not be serious, sober, or severe, but it will be well-researched, maybe thoughtful, and potentially insightful. If you are interested in ecology, technology, nature or design, anthrovision! is for you. And if you’re a little antsy about mass extinction and the climate crisis, anthrovision! definitely does not promise bring you any relief, but maybe it will help to make it all a little easier to think about.
anthrovisions! is an ongoing collection of absurd essays and stories about how people see the ecosystem.* Whether it is through a coca-cola bottle, through a movie about a killer shark, or the packaging of supermarket salmon.
Some of the most greatest revelations about our calamitous relationship with the environment is seen not in the spiking carbon data-graphics, but in anthrovision!’s neighborhood, in the market, on the way to work, in the everyday objects that surround us.
*anthrovision! here uses the word “people” for clarity’s sake (in truth, this word is not clear at all.) Alas it is not about how the human species sees the ecosystem but instead is a specific and limited cultural perspective.
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