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Environmental Humanities (2017) 9 (2): 204-229.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Katarzyna Olga Beilin; Sainath Suryanarayanan Abstract Based on multidisciplinary archives as well as fieldwork and interviews, this article focuses on the intertwined nature of movements of resistance by humans and plants struggling against genetically engineered soy monocultures in Argentina...
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Published: 01 May 2015
Figure 2. System map of Southern California Edison Company circa 1926. Source: C.B. Carlson and Harold Michener, “The Vincent 220-Kv. Transmission Line: Engineering and Construction Features,” Journal of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers 45, no. 12 (1926): 1215-1229, on 1216 More
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Published: 01 May 2015
Figure 5. Schematic diagram of the Big Creek system circa 1924. Source: Harold Michener, “Description of System and Operating Experiences,” Transactions of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers 43 (1924): 1222-1225, on 1223. Reprinted with permission of the Institute of Electrical and More
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Published: 01 May 2018
Figure 5. The sprawling Chesapeake Bay Hydraulic Model, housed in a warehouse that covered fourteen acres, became obsolete as soon as construction was finished. Photo courtesy of the US Army Corps of Engineers Figure 5. The sprawling Chesapeake Bay Hydraulic Model, housed in a warehouse that More
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Environmental Humanities (2015) 6 (1): 103-130.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Figure 2. System map of Southern California Edison Company circa 1926. Source: C.B. Carlson and Harold Michener, “The Vincent 220-Kv. Transmission Line: Engineering and Construction Features,” Journal of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers 45, no. 12 (1926): 1215-1229, on 1216...
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Environmental Humanities (2014) 5 (1): 101-123.
Published: 01 May 2014
... when the technical distinctions are important for our analysis we inform the reader. To collect our empirical material, we used the Retriever database 24 and the search strings “climate engineering” and “geoengineering AND climate” between January 2005 and March 2013. Retriever provides access...
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Environmental Humanities (2018) 10 (1): 40-62.
Published: 01 May 2018
... envision how engineered organisms might build relationships rather than increase disconnectedness. 3 “Decoupling” is central in synthetic biology. 4 Following ideals for making biology engineerable, synthetic biologists work to decouple gene expression from regulation, design from construction...
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Environmental Humanities (2017) 9 (2): 359-377.
Published: 01 November 2017
... frontiersmen and self-sufficient closed worlds, the space cabin became the paradigmatic exemplar of an unyielding faith in the capacity of humans to technologically master their environments. Now that humans had successfully defied the strictures of planetary life by techno-scientifically engineering ways to...
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Environmental Humanities (2018) 10 (1): 273-294.
Published: 01 May 2018
... interest in the possibility of extraction—from wells that could be up to ten times as productive as standard geothermal bores. Only twice before—in the active volcanic chain of Hawai’i and at the Menengai caldera in Kenya—have engineers encountered magma in situ. As researchers propose: “Krafla could one...
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Environmental Humanities (2015) 6 (1): 183-186.
Published: 01 May 2015
... and Donegan Paul . Mapping Australia's Economy: Cities as Engines of Prosperity . Carlton : Grattan Institute , 2014 . Kirksey Eben ed. The Multispecies Salon . Durham : Duke University Press , 2014 . Kosofsky Sedgwick Eve . Epistemology of the Closet: Updated with a...
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Environmental Humanities (2017) 9 (1): 129-148.
Published: 01 May 2017
... and Eduardo Kac and engineer Pak Chung Wong. Applying Michel Foucault’s concept of the “discourse of nature,” 2 this article aims, in particular, to develop a critical perspective on the process, known as encipherment , that underlies DNA-based poetry such as Bök’s. I explore how The Xenotext...
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Environmental Humanities (2016) 8 (2): 196-214.
Published: 01 November 2016
... the early listening accounts. For the US Navy, listening to the precise features of a submarine—gears and blowers, shaft and blade speeds, engine explosion rates, and cavitation speeds—could reveal “signature” information about particular enemy activities. Nonsubmarine sounds interfered by...
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Environmental Humanities (2017) 9 (2): 456-459.
Published: 01 November 2017
... addressed. And to facilitate response. I’d been sitting on a park bench adjacent to Whitehall, the engine rooms of British government. As I stood up to leave, another eastern gray came to interrogate me. It leapt up and sat on hind legs atop the backrest, inches from my torso. We stood and stared at...
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Environmental Humanities (2018) 10 (1): 338-342.
Published: 01 May 2018
... moments, all through an art installation. Installed in Haydarpasha’s Waiting Lounge in October 2015, E-Motions consist of twenty golden dials “synchronized with servo step engines producing complex and irregular movements with precision positioning,” as stated on the E-Motions website 11 ( fig...
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Environmental Humanities (2016) 7 (1): 239-244.
Published: 01 May 2016
... the ecology movement that cleave to them)—but also getting hitched, to a new intellectual and ideological engine, one characterised by technophilia and a profound belief in progress. And we have seen that it is a story of accelerating through disaster and leaving it behind. But let us also look at...
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Environmental Humanities (2016) 8 (1): 143-148.
Published: 01 May 2016
... in a fundamental way postnatural in the sense evoked by our colleague Timothy Morton. Morton argues that the world (and we need to hear the Heideggerian resonances of that term) has in fact already ended, that in fact it ceased to exist with the invention of the steam engine by James Watt in 1784...
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Environmental Humanities (2019) 11 (2): 247-279.
Published: 01 November 2019
... growing up in Texas. It was shocking. . . . When I felt, heard and smelled the evidence of them going into the engines. I heard the noises. I felt the engine vibrations, of the damage being done to the engines. And I smelled what I described at the time, and I still would as a burned bird smell being...
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Environmental Humanities (2013) 3 (1): 129-147.
Published: 01 May 2013
...; technology, including risky, centralized, and industrial-scale systems, should be embraced as our destiny and even our salvation; major technological fixes will likely be needed, including engineering climate and life; the human impact is “natural” (and not the expression, as I argue elsewhere, of a human...
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Environmental Humanities (2017) 9 (1): 40-59.
Published: 01 May 2017
... Australian heritage buildings, see Swan, “Modes of Decay.” 43. Note that a square is technically a rectangle. 44. Byrne, “Nervous Landscapes.” 45. Swan, “Modes of Decay,” 24. 46. Dibley, “‘Shape of Things to Come,’” 52. 47. Browne and Chapman, “Ecologically Informed Engineering...
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Environmental Humanities (2018) 10 (1): 310-329.
Published: 01 May 2018
... that undermines the timescales normally involved in risk management. Instead, engineers proceed on the basis of constructing safeguards that relate to a number of generations in the future, in the hope that those generations will adjust their own method of transmissions to the future. A recent piece of...