ANNA LOWENHAUPT TSING ~ THE MUSHROOM AT THE END OF THE WORLD ~ 2015

~ P-OSTFOTLF-NISTAOLAP-EW-FTM-OPAL-NMOU-NAS-CTCO-TWE ~ Precarity – Once Seemed The Fate Of The Less Fortunate – Now It Seems That All Our Lives Are Precarious – Even When – For The Moment – Our Pockets Are Lined – Now Many Of Us – North And South – Confront The Condition Of – Trouble Without End

~ TLWPRMTRATWPUH-ATSUT ~ To Live With Precarity Requires More Than Railing At Those Who Put Us Here – Although That Seems Useful Too

~ TCOWIP-B-VPIUP-I-AFC ~ The Concentration Of Wealth Is Possible – Because – Value Produced In Unplanned Patches – Is – Appropriated For Capital

~ AON ~ Arts Of Noticing

~ TIASWNTK-IT-TOTBA-BOP-FBLLADL-AY-IWETSWD-WAAH-O-TOATOSO-PAR-PAR ~ This Is A Story We Need To Know – Industrial Transformation – Turned Out To Be A – Bubble Of Promise – Followed By Lost Livelihoods And Damaged Landscapes – And Yet – If We End The Story With Decay – We Abandon All Hope – Or – Turn Our Attention To Other Sites Of – Promise And Ruin – Promise And Ruin

~ AFYIT-NC-TIOAT-FBJATE-SLC-WOWC-TWF-‘J’-WASWTPOLDEAER ~ A Few Years Into The – New Century – The Idea Of A Trade-Off Between Jobs And The Environment – Seemed Less Convincing – With Or Without Conservation – There Were Fewer – “Jobs” – We Are Stuck With The Problem Of Living Despite Economic And Ecological Ruination

~ WI-P-I-A-WWIA-T-AT-COTS-WS? ~ What If – Precarity – Indeterminacy – And – What We Imagine As – Trivial – Are The – Center Of The Systematicity – We Seek?

~ P-ITCOBVTO ~ Precarity – Is The Condition Of Being Vulnerable To Others

~ UETU:WANIC-EOO ~ Unpredictable Encounters Transform Us: We Are Not In Control – Even Of Ourselves

~ I-TUNOT-I-F-B-TTPMIET-IAMLP ~ Indeterminacy – The Unplanned Nature Of Time – Is – Frightening – But – Thinking Through Precarity Makes It Evident That – Indeterminacy Also Makes Life Possible

~ P-IAFM-DOKOTIIR-WTDB-WMNOTP ~ Progress – Is A Forward March – Drawing Other Kinds Of Time Into Its Rhythms – Without That Driving Beat – We Might Notice Other Temporal Patterns

~ P-O-UC-DI-A-TNSPM-WTIOTRASITDLTG-S-TTOTBAMTMR-PE-AWA-ES ~ Patterns – Of – Unintentional Coordination – Develop In – Assemblages – To Notice Such Patterns Means – Watching The Interplay Of Temporal Rhythms And Scales In The Divergent Lifeways That Gather – Surprisingly – This Turns Out To Be A Method That Might Revitalize – Political Economy – As Well As – Environmental Studies

~ TPIT-PSMS-MAMOULUODART-TEHNC-IIITDTNTFNSSI-I-LOESAS ~ The Problem Is That – Progress Stopped Making Sense – More And More Of Us Looked Up One Day And Realized That – The Emperor Had No Clothes – It Is In This Dilemma That New Tools For Noticing Seem So Important – Indeed – Life On Earth Seems At Stake

~ DOCS ~ Dilemmas Of Collaborative Survival

~ CAS ~ Contamination As Collaboration

~ WACBOE;TCWWAAWMWFO-ECAHOC;PINAO ~ We Are Contaminated By Our Encounters; They Change Who We Are As We Make Way For Others – Everyone Carries A History Of Contamination; Purity Is Not An Option

~ OVOKPIMITIMURT-CWCITSOS ~ One Value Of Keeping Precarity In Mind Is That It Makes Us Remember That – Changing With Circumstances Is The Stuff Of Survival

~ SPWS ~ Some Problems With Scale

~ TLTATAROS-IA-M-A-WNMTSCACIA-S-A-ATK? ~ To Listen To And Tell A Rush Of Stories – Is A – Method – And – Why Not Make The Strong Claim And Call It A – Science – An – Addition To Knowledge?

~ S-IF-ACOMC-SP-UTS-A-I-AOS-WSWP-TT-WANKOS:MFUG-WMI-A-TAHBMAAW ~ Scientific-Industrial Forestry – A Creature Of Many Compromises – Scalable Plantations – Unwanted Trees Species – And – Indeed – All Other Species – Were Sprayed With Poison – Timber Trees – Were A New Kind Of Sugarcane: Managed For Uniform Growth – Without Multispecies Interference – And – Thinned And Harvested By Machines And Anonymous Workers

~ E-AF-SCP-WBFTCTE-B-TTCAMOTBT-HAL ~ Environmentalists – Asking For – Stricter Conservation Protections – Were Blamed For The Crashing Timber Economy – But – The Timber Companies And Most Of The Big Trees – Had Already Left

~ A-ADB-TSOWTG-AMAT-A-PD ~ Assemblages – Are Defined By – The Strength Of What They Gather – As Much As Their – Always-Possible Dissipation

~ NCBPTGU ~ Nostalgia Can Be Put To Good Uses

~ AP:SA ~ After Progress: Salvage Accumulation

~ LAGB-C-ATFTETIS-Y-MOTETPIRDS ~ Like A Giant Bulldozer – Capitalism – Appears To Flatten The Earth To Its Specifications – Yet – Much Of The Economy Takes Place In Radically Different Scenes

~ S-INAOOOCP-IIAFOHCW-SFSASIAOC-‘P’ ~ Salvage – Is Not An Ornament On Ordinary Capitalist Processes – It Is A Feature Of How Capitalism Works – Sites For Salvage Are Simultaneously Inside And Outside Capitalism – “Pericapitalist”

~ ‘SC’-ACCTTVTTBODF;TBNACVSIWTD ~ “Supply Chains” – Are Commodity Chains That Translate Value To The Benefit Of Dominate Firms; Translation Between Noncapitalist And Capitalist Value Systems Is What They Do

~ ‘TRTTB’:TRO-GSC-IP-CL/DS/PSI-W-LF-PSTPCACP-SPCAPO ~ “The Race To The Bottom”: The Role Of – Global Supply Chains – In Promoting – Coerced Labor / Dangerous Sweatshops / Poisonous Substitute Ingredients – Where – Lead Firms – Pressure Suppliers To Provide Cheaper And Cheaper Products – Such Production Conditions Are Predictable Outcomes

~ PEF-CBSFRTUAOCIOL-ATVL-D-OACOMWF-NJO ~ Pericapitalist Economic Forms – Can Be Sites For Rethinking The Unquestioned Authority Of Capitalism In Our Lives – At The Very Least – Diversity – Offers A Chance Of Multiple Ways Forward – Not Just One

~NE-OW-CD ~ Noncapitalist Elements – On Which – Capitalism Depends

~ TLAAA-OUIK ~ To Learn About An Assemblage – One Unravels Its Knots

~ In – Supply Chains – Goods Gathered From Many Arrangements Can Lead To Profits For The Lead Firms; Commitments To – Jobs / Education / Well-Being – Are Not Longer Even Theoretically Necessary – Instead – Labor Would Be Outsourced Elsewhere – Into More And More Precarious Situations

~ F-GTC-A-B ~ From – Gifts To Commodities – And – Back

~ C-TA-TFTL-W-TB-OOE-TP:’A’ ~ Commodification – Things Are – Torn From Their Life-Worlds – To Become – Objects Of Exchange – The Process: “Alienation”

~ SA:COCVFNVR ~ Salvage Accumulation: Creation Of Capitalist Value From Noncapitalist Value Regimes

~ T-ES-IPTUAA-SOA-SBTEOTA-FTIITTA-CL-ATWTESSO-IITTRO-UOTE-W-AON ~ The – Economic System – Is Presented To Us As A – Set Of Abstractions – Seduce By The Elegance Of These Abstractions – Few Think It Important To Take A – Closer Look – At The World The Economic System Supposedly Organizes – It Is Time To Reimbue Our – Understanding Of The Economy – With – Arts Of Noticing

~ T-BOP-DOCAIRN-T-AAS-I-N-HT-F-A-E-F-NW-EHRTGWTCBTGRO-W-CDCTSS ~ The – Business Of Progress – Depended On Conquering An Infinitely Rich Nature – Through – Alienation And Scalability – If – Nature – Has Turned – Finite – And – Even – Fragile – No Wonder – Entrepreneurs Have Rushed To Get What They Can Before The Goods Run Out – While – Conservationists Desperately Contrive To Save Scraps

~ DB:UD ~ Disturbed Beginnings: Unintentional Design

~ D-RP-F-TE ~ Disturbance – Realigns Possibilities – For – Transformative Encounter

~ WFTCSRC-SC ~ We Forget That Collaborative Survival Requires Cross-Species Coordinations

~ IWWTKWMPL-WSBS-PA-GOWOB-AAPOL ~ If We Want To Know What Makes Places Livable – We Should Be Studying – Polyphonic Assemblages – Gatherings Of Ways Of Being – Assemblages Are Performances Of Livability

~ DFOD ~ Disturbances Follow Other Disturbances

~ D:AO-EROUP ~ Disturbance: An Open-Ended Range Of Unsettling Phenomena

~ WITL-TMOTM? ~ Where Is The Line – That Marks Off Too Much?

~ PLIAAA ~ Precarious Living Is Always An Adventure

~ OOTMMTAFITTSGBATHBD ~ One Of The Most Miraculous Things About Forests Is That They Sometimes Grow Back After They Have Been Destroyed

~ FS-IBMWTHON ~ Future Sustainability – Is Best Modeled With The Help Of Nostalgia

~ RH-KOS ~ Reckless Harvesting – Kills Off Species

~ IP-MMOTMBMTF ~ Inexperienced Pickers – Miss Most Of The Mushrooms By Moving Too Fast

~ PAON ~ Practice Arts Of Noticing

~ P-MNBATP-B-IASN-AOWWWIA ~ Precarity – Means Not Being Able To Plan – But – It Also Stimulates Noticing – As One Works With What Is Available

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