30 Apr '18, 1am

How the Global Warming Information Mode Scrambles Ecological Understanding by @the_eco_thought

In addition to the idea that facts are meaningful within certain contexts of interpretation, there are questions you can answer quite easily if you study art, music, or literature. These are questions such as How does the mode want you to read this information? How do you look like you received it “right?” You don’t look at a Renaissance perspective painting from the side. You have to stand pretty much right in front of the vanishing point, at a certain distance — then the 3D illusion makes sense. The picture positions you in a certain way, the poem asks to be read a certain way — just like a Coca-Cola bottle “wants” you to hold it a certain way, a hammer seems to fit your hand just so when you handle it … A whole lot of what is sometimes called ideology theory is about how you are coerced into handling a poem, a painting, a political speech, a concept in a certain way.

Full article: http://www.earthisland.org/journal/index.php/elist/eListR...

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