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Lying Like a Cuttlefish

In the New Inquiry: 1. The Deceitful Bodies of Cuttlefish It is in the nature of cuttlefish to deceive. Like other cephalopods—the mimic octopus and bobtail squid, for example—cuttlefish are bosses of camouflage. The capacity for deceit is born of the relationship among their eyes, nervous system and three types of skin cell that scientists refer Read More…

After the Anthropocene Forum

Progress in Human Geography recently published the forum that Harlan Morehouse and I edited titled “After the Anthropocene: Politics and geographic inquiry for a new epoch”.  The participants are frequent contributors to our Geocritique blog and include Simon Dalby, Jessi Lehman, Sara Nelson, Rory Rowan, Stephanie Wakefield, and Kathryn Yusoff. You can access (with subscription) the Read More…

Life, so-called.

My post-doctoral position at the University of Wisconsin was made possible (as they say) by a grant from the A.W. Mellon foundation to the school’s Center for the Humanities. The grant funds three post-doc positions each year around a theme relevant to the humanities. This year’s theme is “life.” Absurdly, this gives me and my Read More…