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By Janine Marchessault

Postwar artists and designers have used images, movie, and different media to visualize and checklist the area as a ask yourself of collaborative entanglement -- to translate the area for the realm. during this ebook, Janine Marchessault examines a sequence of utopian media occasions that unfolded and improved the cosmos, growing ecstatic collective reports for spectators and members. Marchessault exhibits that Edward Steichen's 1955 "Family of guy" images exhibition, for instance, and Jacques Cousteau's 1956 underwater movie Le Monde du silence (The Silent World) either gave audience a feeling of the Earth as a shared ecology. The pageant of england (1951) -- particularly its Telekinema (a blend of 3D movie and tv) and its stay structure exhibition -- besides Expo 67's cinema experiments and media urban created an wisdom of a number of worlds. Toronto's substitute microcinema CineCycle, Agnès Varda's 2000 movie Les Glaneurs et los angeles glaneuse, and Buckminster Fuller's international video game (geoscope), representing ecologies of pictures and assets, inspired planetary pondering. The transspecies communique platform, the Dolphin Embassy, devised by means of the Ant Farm structure collaborative, extends this planetary standpoint towards different species; and Finnish artist Erkki Kurenniemi's "Death of the Planet" tasks a postanthropocentric future.Drawing on assets that variety from the Scottish city planner Patrick Geddes to the French phenomenologist Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Marchessault argues that every of those media experiments represents an engagement with connectivity and collectivity via media that may support us think a brand new type of international humanism.

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