Eugenia Butler hosts a discussion titled “The Place of Space” with David Abram and Mark Slouka, discussing how culture has been displaced by technology and media. David Abram reflects on the relevance of animism to technology, and the loss of feeling embedded in the world. Mark Slouka emphasizes the role of art in helping us to disconnect from technology and advertising, advocating resistance to passive living.
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Eugenia Butler hosts a symposium titled “The Place of Space” with David Abram and Mark Slouka, discussing how modern society has been consumed by technologies and media and consequentially the loss of bodily interaction between people and the surrounding space. David Abram reflects on theories of animism in technology, and the loss of a feeling of being embedded in the world which is present in traditional societies. Mark Slouka emphasizes the role of art in helping us to break away from the tissue of technology and advertising, advocating a kind of resistance to this way of living.
Ecologist, philosopher, anthropologist, and magician David Abram argues for the contemporary relevance of animism, suggesting that many indigenous cultures offer healthier and more sustainable models of interaction between people and the land, and the non-human population. He stresses the significance of language, and argues that if we want to establish a ecological connection with the land and a better relation with the “more-than-human world,” all language has to become poetic.