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Title: Future World: Anticipatory archaeology, materially-affective capacities and the late human legacy
Authors: Dawney, Leila Alexandra
Harris, Oliver J. T.
Sørensen, Tim Flohr
First Published: 2017
Publisher: Equinox Publishing
Citation: Journal of Contemporary Archaeology, 2017, 4 (1), pp. 107-129
Abstract: Using the 2010 film Into Eternity as a springboard for thought, this article considers how archaeologies of the future might help us make sense of how to seek commonality and take care across vast temporal scales. The film, about a nuclear waste repository in Finland, addresses the impossibility of communicating across millennia. In thinking with this film, we engage with recent responses to the post-human call, arguing that they are inadequate in dealing with the new questions that are asked by post-human thought. Instead, we attempt to engage the work of Spinoza and Sloterdijk in rethinking the human as a strategic position or point of purchase amongst the shared materiality present and future worlds. We offer the concepts of the materially-affective and atmosphere in order to identify points of connection, drawing on moments in Into Eternity to work through these points in a tentative repositioning of the human as a site of concern.
DOI Link: 10.1558/jca.32497
ISSN: 2051-3429
eISSN: 2051-3437
Embargo on file until: 11-Dec-2018
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © 2017, Equinox Publishing. Deposited with reference to the publisher’s open access archiving policy.
Description: The file associated with this record is under embargo until 12 months after publication, in accordance with the publisher's self-archiving policy. The full text may be available through the publisher links provided above.
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