Is Life Getting More Complex?
We used the readings in Cultural Ecology 2017 to speculate on big questions about the future of life in the Anthropocene. A big question: Is Life Getting More Complex?
The two readings:
- Tim Ingold, “The dynamics of technical change” (362-372) in The Perception of the Environment: Essays on Livelihood, Dwelling and Skill
- Anna Tsing pp.179-216 in The Mushroom at the End of the World: On the Possibility of Life in Capitalist Ruins
Note: I revisited the Ingold reading for a Cultural Ecology 2020 course in a class titled Complexity.