Collective Mapping of the Critical Zone — Resource Page
Re-imagining the World — Outlining the Challenge and Call to Artists
- Inside – a performance lecture in which philosopher, anthropologist, sociologist, Bruno Latour outlines the problem and the challenge, presenting the art work of Alexandra Arènes, Sonya Levy and Axelle Grégoire.
- Why Gaia is not the globe? Bruno Latour
- Can we land on earth? – an interview with Bruno Latour
Critical Zone Science
- Critical Zone Exploration Network – The Critical Zone Exploration Network (CZEN) is a community of people and a network of field sites investigating processes within the Critical Zone, defined as the Earth’s outer layer from vegetation canopy to the soil and groundwater that sustains human life. CZEN members are a diverse group of researchers and educators who study the physical, chemical and biological processes shaping and transforming Earth’s Critical Zone.
- Critical Zone Observatories U.S. NSF National Program – Critical Zone Observatories (CZOs) are natural watershed laboratories for investigating Earth surface processes mediated by fresh water. Research at the CZO scale seeks to understand these little-known coupled processes through monitoring of streams, climate/weather and groundwater.
- “The Education of Bruno Latour: From the Critical Zone to the Anthropocene” a 2019 documentary in which Bruno Latour travels with Duke University Critical Zone scientist Daniel D. Richter, PhD to the John C. Calhoun Critical Zone Observatory (CZO) in rural South Carolina to observe how deep soil erosion gives a more nuanced view of the Anthropocene.
- Frontiers in Exploration of the Critical Zone
- Gaia Hypothesis Lynn Margulis speaks before an audience of NASA employees in 1984 to explain the Gaia Hypothesis.
- Atmospheric Homeostasis by and for the Biosphere: The Gaia Hypothesis, James Lovelock and Lynn Margulis, 1973
- Lovelock, James. 1979. Gaia: A New Look at Life on Earth. Oxford University Press
- Lynn Margulis Symbiotic Earth. 2018. “Explore the life and ideas of evolutionary theorist and biologist Lynn Margulis, a scientific rebel whose unconventional theories challenged the male-dominated scientific community and are today fundamentally changing how we look at ourselves, evolution, and the environment.” DirectorJohn Feldman
- Scott Gilbert. 2012. A Symbiotic View of Life: We Have Never Been Individuals.
“Graphy” because it is exactly the same problems as those well known in geography, but by shifting from geo to gaia we wish to underline that what is in question is first of all a set of processes, possesses some sort of agency, and is recalcitrant to usual forms of “scopic regimes”. – Bruno Latour
- Gaia-graphy — https://gaia-graphy.tumblr.com/
- Alexandra Arènes Cartogenese
- Axelle Grégoire RE-Composition
- Critical Zone Lab — https://zonecritiquelab.tumblr.com/archive
- Witness Tree Social Media Project Twitter: https://twitter.com/awitnesstree
- Mississippi. An Anthropocene River aims to make the Mississippi River Basin legible as a zone of ecological, historical, and social interaction between humans and the environment using novel forms of exchange, research, collaboration, and pedagogy.
- We Are All Lichens, Scott Gilbert — “Symbiosis is the signature of life. Each organism functions, develops, and evolves as a consortium of several different species…Recognizing the “holobiont”—the eukaryote plus its colonies of persistent symbionts–as a critically important unit of anatomy, development, physiology,immunology, and evolution, opens up new investigative avenues and conceptually challenges the ways in which the biological sub-disciplines have heretofore characterized living entities.”
- Soil Microbes clear and informative video about Soil Microbes and their importance to us.
- Staying with the Trouble: Making Kin in the Chthulucene, Donna Haraway
- Tentacular Thinking: Anthropocene, Capitalocene, Chthulucene, Donna Haraway