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Seabed mining is coming — bringing mineral riches and fears of epic extinctions

A ghostly sponge lives on a Pacific seamount, one of the environments targeted by contractors interested in mining the ocean floor.Credit: Zhang Jiansong/Xinhua/Alamy

Plans are advancing to harvest precious ores from the ocean floor, but scientists say that companies have not tested them enough to avoid devastating damage.

Source: Seabed mining is coming — bringing mineral riches and fears of epic extinctions

“You Make the Culture” by Amy King | Academy of American Poets

You Make the Culture

Amy King

The words became librarians, custodians of people
I looked for on the bridge.
I forgot my own face.
I read the book backwards, and
I painted your name in lace
(I drink only the milk of script as beer).
I dislocate all gallery aesthetics,
I carry keys for Baltimore and
Go where no one is my name.
I wish I could sculpt a healing street
from a blanket of guns. The way the sun drops
behind a one-armed cop & we default
to believing in voices. This is the trough of sleep
we draw from. Even gravity works at night.
If I pull your speech on the carpet of impossibility,
will you speak this immediate need for movement?
The immediate need of not drowning in public?
I will walk with the sharks of our pigments
if that’s what inconclusive data requires,
until we leave rooms that hold us apart.
What you see as a small minority, I see
as closer to liberatory. Nothing comes from the center
that doesn’t break most everything in parts.
I break bread with the handwriting of words.
Nothing of appearance is always an illusion.
Lend me your book when you finish
writing it. I’ll be the first to fill in its spaces.

You Make the Culture by Amy King

California Governor Orders New Target for Emissions Cuts – NYTimes.com

Gov. Jerry Brown at a news conference with California mayors on Tuesday. On Wednesday, he issued an executive order aimed at curbing greenhouse gas emissions. Credit

Max Whittaker/European Pressphoto Agency

California Governor Orders New Target for Emissions Cuts – NYTimes.com.

The Century Of The Self – Part 1

The Centry of the Self | kottke.org

The Creepy New Wave of the Internet by Sue Halpern | The New York Review of Books

Penelope Umbrico/Mark Moore Gallery, Los Angeles

 

A detail of Penelope Umbrico’s Sunset Portraits from 11,827,282 Flickr Sunsets on 1/7/13, 2013. For the project, Umbrico searched the website Flickr for scenes of sunsets in which the sun, not the subject, predominated. The installation, consisting of two thousand 4 x 6 C-prints, explores the idea that ‘the individual assertion of “being here” is ultimately read as a lack of individuality when faced with so many assertions that are more or less all the same.’ A collection of her work, Penelope Umbrico (photographs), was published in 2011 by Aperture.

The Creepy New Wave of the Internet by Sue Halpern | The New York Review of Books.

Notes Towards a Manifesto of the Biotariat | Beating the Bounds

Notes Towards a Manifesto of the Biotariat | Beating the Bounds.

Twelve Views from the Distance by Mutsuo Takahashi, translated by Jeffrey Angles / 日付変更線 International Date Line

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Twelve Views from the Distance by Mutsuo Takahashi

“It is important that what we have written will in the end one day disappear. . . . Language leaves no trace, and even the faint memory of it will eventually fade. That may be the most wonderful thing about it.”      ~ TAKAHASHI MUTSUO, from A Conversation About Words

The Future of Consumption / Björn Granberg

 

 

The Future of Consumption |  Björn Granberg | Creator and Environmentalist.