The Defining Myth of Food Systems, Agriculture and Land use

In my experience the defining narrative that creates problems in understanding the environmental impact of food production is that of scarcity and the idea that humans need to grow more food. The narrative is we need more efficient ways of extracting more food from land. As most land use scientists will tell you then, the … Continue reading The Defining Myth of Food Systems, Agriculture and Land use

A Murder of Crows: Culling Corvids in Northern Cyprus

“Culling, the killing of non-human animals, is practiced worldwide as a form of population control and environmental management. In tandem with other practices, culling is expected to deliver ecosystems valued by those performing such tasks. Examining its efficacy is crucial in maintaining a cull’s legitimacy and ensuring its ecological value.....” “...hunters have put corvids in … Continue reading A Murder of Crows: Culling Corvids in Northern Cyprus

The Beginnings of a Hypothesis on How to Build Better Robots

The industry of developing computer intelligence, machine learning and artificial intelligence is largely embedded in a particular version of cognitive science. This computing-industry often takes it ideas for memory, learning and development from the brand of evolutionary theory from a particular version of cognfitive science. This brand of evolutionary theory has at its heart an … Continue reading The Beginnings of a Hypothesis on How to Build Better Robots

Economic Growth Is About Categorical Continuity and Technologies of Representation – Not Irrationality

https://twitter.com/jasonhickel/status/1252960787951386624?s=20 Hickel risks reproducing a problematic understanding of degrowth. The presentation of growth versus degrowth in this light makes it a question of quantity rather than quality. And this is precisely the misunderstanding of degrowth that can reduce it merely to a version of eco-austerity. Let me explain with an example from my work. I … Continue reading Economic Growth Is About Categorical Continuity and Technologies of Representation – Not Irrationality