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Environmental Philosophy


published on December 15, 2016

Joseph Masco
DOI: 10.5840/envirophil201611741

The Six Extinctions
Visualizing Planetary Ecological Crisis Today

This article examines the visualization strategies informing public understandings of planetary scale ecological crisis. Working with scientific visualizations as well as the Suicide Narcissus art exhibition, it interrogates the inherent problems in conveying extinction as a process and future potential. This essay ultimately considers the psychosocial tensions inherent in contemplating collective death.

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