Regimes of Perceptibility and Cosmopolitical Sensing: The Earth and the Ontological Politics of Sensor Technologies

The Modern representation of nature that is external, “out there”, incontrovertible and indifferent to human activity, is dispelled by the advent of the anthropogenic (Bonneuil & Fressoz, 2013). This term poses the impossibility of conceiving of the Earth´s metabolism without taking into consideration the effect of telluric force on the life of the planet generated by human agencies, agencies that include technological networks and institutions, industries and socio-political decisions. Assuming the presence of this new environmental or socio ecological regime (Latour, 2015), where human beings are involved in a series of geo historic programs and experiments beyond the controlled confines of the laboratory (Callon et al., 2001: Stilgoe, 2015), it is worth asking: What happens when our quantified by the omnipresent participation of monitoring devices, which become a central element in the ways in which we operationalize and act upon environmental problems?

  • Año de publicación: 2017
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  • Fuente: Journal Science as Culture
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