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3:00 pm

Anthropocene Chemistry: Residual Media after Deepwater Horizon

December 5, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
2135 SSMS Building, SSMS Building
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-4010 United States
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Anthropocene Chemistry: Residual Media After Deepwater Horizon

This talk develops a theory of the “fluid cut” based on the materiality of surfactants used to disperse oil during the Deepwater Horizon spill. Whereas photography theory tends to think of the “cut” as the click of a camera shutter that slices through moments in time, “fluid cuts” of surfactants like Corexit relate more to … Continued

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