TAKING A WALK THROUGH DIFFERENT LANDSCAPES
“The planet: We just live on it” David Attenborough
From above and from beyond.
Flat to our feet
With gaps, and ups, and downs.
A life of its own
Whether we are aware or not
Whether we care or not.
It lives in spite of us
Bearing the brunt of our latest ways of ‘inhabiting’
Negotiating the cost of our invasive (technological) addictions.
“It is crucial to remember that digital ideologies are filled with myths: Not ‘everything’ is or will be digital. Digital files are not archival or permanent. Digital technology is ephemeral and vulnerable. And digital networking has very high ecological and political costs. Not only is digital not immaterial, it is complexly, contingently, and expensively material”
Johanna Drucker (from “An Interview with Johanna Drucker on Poetry” Revue Française d’Etudes Américaines 151 Winter 2017, p. 97).