Digital Earth
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Digital Earth

Searching the Planetary in every grain of sand

Introduction to Digital Earth fellowship 2020–2021

Maarten Vanden Eynde, Globe, 2013. Courtesy: the artist and Vent des Forets, Lorraine, France.

As we are confronted with a stage of a profound confusion in these times of planetary emergency, we intuitively feel a sense of urgency, yet we struggle to make it tangible.

What we learn from anthropological studies of cosmograms is that they are not so much viewed as performed. They are danced, they are listened to.

Bakongo Cosmogram, Lubricate Coil Engine — Decolonial Supplication, 2017, Tabita Rezaire. Courtesy of the artist and Goodman Gallery, South Africa.

From what point of view is it possible to draw new cosmograms?

The device you read this text on is composed of rare earth materials from distant locations you may never have considered.

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Digital Earth

An online publication exploring materiality and immateriality of digital reality.