John Tresch: Fiat Lux and Earth’s Answer

SONIC ACTS FESTIVAL – THE GEOLOGIC IMAGINATION John Tresch: Fiat Lux and Earth’s Answer 27 February 2015–- Paradiso, Amsterdam, the Netherlands --- The notion that humans play a role in nature’s creation has roots that long precede discussions of the Anthropocene. Very compelling are the Romantic era’s personifications of a living, growing earth, whose latest blossoms are humans and their technologies. These new cosmograms rewrote Genesis, incorporating geology’s dark and hidden past and the illuminations of human industry and society. Their call to ‘hear’ the Earth still resounds today.

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