The Anthropocene

Kerr, Vicki (2019) The Anthropocene. 5th International Conference, Chengdu, China, 14-18 October, 2019. (Unpublished)

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The Earth recently entered a new epoch – the Anthropocene. Representations of the Anthropocene tend towards Climate change as a readily available trope. Since the dawn of modern mechanised industry and the use of fossil fuels, the story goes that human beings have become the dominant force for change in our atmosphere, seas and land. It is a compelling idea – and the Anthropocene has generated public interest as well as academic debate. Geologists are now beginning to consider the knock-on global effect that the economy, government, news and arts media may have on our Earth. In this lecture I shall further explore how art, design and humanities consider their relation to planetary and geographical scales.

Item Type:Item presented at a conference, workshop or other event which was not published in the proceedings
Keywords that describe the item:anthropocene, climate change, environmental art
Subjects:A General Works > AM Museums (General). Collectors and collecting (General)
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
Q Science > QE Geology
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
T Technology > TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics
T Technology > TR Photography
Divisions:Schools > School of Media Arts
ID Code:7059
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Deposited On:19 Dec 2019 21:04
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