This blog post is the text of a discussant paper that I was delighted to deliver at the 2015 meeting of the American Anthropological Association in a panel called Gaia Strikes Back: Feral Landscapes of the Anthropocene.
Translocation, captive breeding, somatic cell nuclear transfer (cloning), back-breeding, gene and seed banking—the list goes on. Today, there are a whole range of different technologies and techniques aimed at holding on to, or even resurrecting, species that might already be thought of as “lost” in some significant sense.
A great interview on Flight Ways has just been posted on the New Books Network seminar. Thanks so much to Carla Nappi for taking the time to read the book and chat with me.
I am currently beginning work on a new 3-4 year research project focused on crows around the world. Below are a few excerpts from a recent grant application, stitched together to give a sense of my larger project and research questions. This research is funded by the Humboldt Foundation and the Australian Research Council.
This short paper was written for a collaborative project that is working to develop a lexicon for the environmental humanities (yet to be published). It was presented at the Affective Habitus conference in Canberra in June 2014 in a panel with Cameron Muir, Eben Kirksey, Emily O’Gorman, Kate Wright, Matthew Kearnes and Tom Bristow (chaired by Deborah Bird Rose).
My new book, Flight Ways, is now out. You can read more about the book here.
It is available for sale from all of the big online book sellers and even in the odd bookshop.
I participated in this fascinating radio documentary on de-extinction and the resurrection of extinct species. The program includes a range of scientists and a little bit of historical and philosophical input. It is an engaging listen.