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Environmental Philosophy

Volume 14, Issue 1, Spring 2017

Immortality and Infinitude in the Anthropocene

Joseph Masco
Pages 11-40
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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