Shaping Earth Futures, Centre for GeoHumanities Creative Commission

Thomson, J. 2018. Shaping Earth Futures, Centre for GeoHumanities Creative Commission.

TitleShaping Earth Futures, Centre for GeoHumanities Creative Commission
AuthorsThomson, J.
Abstract

Jol Thomson and Julian Weaver will work with Europe’s leading fusion research site, the UK’s Culham Centre for Fusion Energy (CCFE), where numerous joint European experimental plasma-fusion reactors are tested. The possibility of nuclear fusion has so far only existed in the future perfect; a dream of abundant, clean energy that has been, since the 1950s, always 30 years away. This collaboration aims at a polyvalent understanding of what fusion energy, a theoretically clean and unlimited energy source, could mean for the future global environment and economy.

In their fieldwork Thomson & Weaver combine the poetics of a ‘pataphysical state of fusion research with para-ethnographic methodologies to elaborate a media ecological map which may help us to navigate “the vast field of nuclear culture within which we are all embedded” (Carpenter, 2017) and which marks the age of the Anthropocene.

Year2018
Output mediaAudio and Video, Online materials
KeywordsFusion, Physics, Future, pataphysics
Web address (URL)http://geohumanitiesforum.org/news-announcing-the-creating-earth-futures-commissions-2018/

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