This quasi-interactive web-based interface explores the relation between Google and ecology. Specifically, it asks how we can use the familiar tools of Google (maps, street view, search) to achieve distributed perspectives on ecology beyond the spatiotemporal capabilities of the individual human. It also reflects on the limits of these perspectives, always mediated by Google’s technologies which are themselves complicit in negative ecological impact of human technologies that forms what is increasingly being labelled the Anthropocene.

Title of project:

Googling the Anthropocene

Start/End date:

2017 – 2018

Funding:

n/a

Institutions:

n/a

People involved:

Garfield Benjamin

Links:

https://digitalcultu.re/media/googlingtheanthropocene.html

http://screenworks.org.uk/archive/digital-ecologies-and-the-anthropocene/googling-the-anthropocene

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