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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 5 (1): 155–170.
Published: 01 May 2014
... other tensions as well: the idea that Earth is a shared “spaceship” (B. Fuller) that we will need to learn to take care of sits uneasily with the fact that at least some people are evidently able to escape from this vessel in actual rockets, and the anti-technological rhetoric typical of early...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2017) 9 (2): 325–340.
Published: 01 November 2017
... relativized Earth. Helmreich describes this as extraterrestrializing Earth—making Earth itself other. 19 From spaceship Earth to the Gaia hypothesis to terrestrial analog research, a past half-century of thinkers remade Earth as always already planetary and alien. The habitability of Earth can only be...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2017) 9 (2): 359–377.
Published: 01 November 2017
... Commons license (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0). space science history of technology multispecies maintenance Spaceship Earth algae Perfect smoothness is only possible in idealizations, while the rough and the real converge. —Peter Sloterdijk, Globes The American astronaut in the 1960s was the...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 5 (1): 171–201.
Published: 01 May 2014
... terrestrial life floating in a black, sepulchral universe—an eerie and wonderful manifestation of what Kenneth Boulding had famously termed already in 1966 the “Spaceship Earth.” 3 Figure 3 “Earthrise” Note that the original image was tilted in publication to this familiar landscape mode, with...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2017) 9 (2): 309–324.
Published: 01 November 2017
... Commons license (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0). outer space cosmic imagination extremes of life analog sites humanities off Earth science and art The initial idea for this special section goes back two years. In June 2015 one of us, Praet, organized an international workshop: “Frontiers of Life...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2017) 9 (2): 300–308.
Published: 01 November 2017
... disconnection from Earth by blotting out the planet from their spacecraft views by holding up their thumbs, while their Earth-bound planetary scientist successors beckon new Earth-like homes by pointing index fingers to a sky peppered with promising exoplanets—astronaut thumbs and planetary scientist fingers...