ecology without nature and the eco-cosmopolitan

Cultural philosopher Slavoj Zizek: speaking on rubbish and ecology - 'This is where we should start feeling at 'home' Zizek's popular excerpt from Examined Life (150 000 youtube views) from the 2008 documentary on contemporary philosophy directed by Astra Taylor . At the end of this month I will be in the very fortunate position…Read more ecology without nature and the eco-cosmopolitan

Ecopornography, slow violence and the deep, slow art of place

Please note: a revised and extended new version of this article will be published in the EarthLines March 2014 magazine .   "Nature photographs have become something of a problem', Joy Williams, quoted by Bart Welling in Ecoporn: on the limits of visualising the nonhuman, 2009. "The representational challenges are acute, requiring creative ways of…Read more Ecopornography, slow violence and the deep, slow art of place

New book: Ecocinema Theory and Practice

Above: Two instances of wind from Tarkovsky's "Zerkalo" (Mirror), spliced together * New book due Aug 2012: Ecocinema Theory and Practice   'Most academic film studies professionals don't take nature film seriously, either historically or theoretically. Indeed, there are few better indications of the educationally counterproductive gap between the humanities and the sciences', Scott Macdonald,…Read more New book: Ecocinema Theory and Practice