Graham Harman - Morton’s Hyperobjects and the Anthropocene

Thursday 26 November

10:30 - 13:30

Samfundshuset Kirkenes, Dr. Wesselgate 18, Kirkenes

Free admission For his lecture Morton’s Hyperobjects and the Anthropocene Graham Harman will consider the similarities and differences of the terms ‘hyperobjects’, coined by Timothy Morton, and ‘anthropocene objects’. The concept of Hyperobjects refers to entities that are so vast in spatial or temporal scale as to exceed the usual dimensions of a human life. By contrast, Harman describes anthroposcene objects as entities that require human beings as one of their components, even if they are not exhausted by human access to them. While hyperobjects push ecology toward the priority of the non-human, the anthropocene might seem to do the opposite. Harman will subsequently continue his lecture by considering the intellectual implications of both terms.

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