Hugh Raffles (The New School for Social Research in New York): At Djúpalónssandur (Short film)
Hugh Raffles, professor of Anthropology at The New School for Social Research in New York, is visiting the Science Studies Colloquium Series. He will show a short film, followed by a conversation with John Law. John Law is Professor Emeritus at Open University UK; and fellow at Center for Advanced Study in Oslo, with the research group 'Arctic Domestication in the Era of the Anthropocene'.
The lecture is open for everyone.
Photo from: newschool.edu
At Djúpalónssandur - Reflections on the force and temporality of matter:
This short film takes us to Djúpalónssandur, a gravelly beach of black volcanic sand and tide-smoothed basaltic rocks on the Snæfellsnes peninsula in western Iceland. It’s mid-winter, zero degrees, just a few hours of light each day. Thick slabs of blue-green ice wheeze and crack on the frozen pond that reaches deep into the moss-covered lava field. Keening kittiwakes skim the grey North Atlantic. And something else: a presence that unexpectedly intercedes to disrupt the unfolding of everyday life and compel reflections on the force and temporality of matter.