The Extinction of Rights and the Extantion of Ghehds

The Extinction of Rights and the Extantion[1] of Ghehds This article has been accepted for publication in The Griffith Law Review for 2021, published by Taylor & Francis. Abstract The need to move away from the grip of the Anthropocene in all of its manifestations is now urgent. As Einstein might have said, ‘you can't … Continue reading The Extinction of Rights and the Extantion of Ghehds

Life Out of Balance

Wednesday, 4 April 2007 Life Out of Balance A thousand years of Aamjiwnaang dreamsspirits touched by pure steamfrom sweat lodge rocksthat release a culture’s memory. One hundred short years of inversionin the Chemical Valleyfugitive emissions into every spaceIs the maple syrup really sweet? Geese struggle for formation in miasmic airbenzene tears in the artist’s eyereveal the reasons forBenjamin … Continue reading Life Out of Balance

Ideas for a Musical

Cassandra and Midas A psychoterratic ‘heavy’ opera based loosely on the themes of the book, Earth Emotions, by Glenn A Albrecht. Scene 1: A street. An old, black woman, Truganini sits chained to a street tree. She is under a streetlight. She wails and moans. Truganini’s Lament: Sitting on My Land. She sings of her … Continue reading Ideas for a Musical

Sticky Conceptual Traps

The core message of the concept of the Symbiocene is the fact that life coalesces with life and that even the idea of autonomous individuals 'networking' or having 'entanglements' with other autonomous life is inadequate. Networks, webs and entanglement imply atomism at their core. They are sticky conceptual traps. The meme of the Symbiocene opens up … Continue reading Sticky Conceptual Traps

Dollarbird

First Antipodean Nature Note: A pair of Dollarbirds (Eurystomus orientalis) nested next door in a big Ironbark. For about a month the cackling noise of the parent birds bringing-in insects for what I thought were two noisy babies was constant. This morning, after seeing a big Black Snake in the garden, I noticed a young … Continue reading Dollarbird

Pessimism Vs Optimism

From 'Earth Emotions: "Although a transdisciplinary philosopher by inclination, I have attempted to give "Generation Symbiocene" a relentless, optimistic and practical view of their future. Such extreme optimism is needed to counter the ruthless pessimism that is emerging from the critics of the Anthropocene and the collective wisdom of scientists who keep warning us about … Continue reading Pessimism Vs Optimism