future manufacturing

Elizabeth Grosz highlights in her book Chaos, territory, art a hopeful and forward-looking perspective of the French philosopher Gilles Deleuze: The art calls for "a future people and a future earth". This is a theme that is repeated as a refrain in the chapter on "geophilosophy" in Deleuze and Guattaris What is the philosophy? ("What is Philosophy?"). Such a new earth and such new people must be brought forth by new forms of coexistence, anticipation and perhaps even the production of art – of stories and compositions that intertwine people, animals and landscapes.

If this sounds utopian, it is perhaps first and foremost because the connections of art seem fragile and insignificant, not only measured against the overriding considerations of politics, but even more measured against the intervention of technology in nature, its grip on the Earth. Has not the "framing of the Earth" in our time become something fatal? At a time when technology – we could say human infrastructure – is increasingly occupying Earth, our planet as a whole is being transformed into human territory at the expense of all other life forms. In a broader context, the technological way of life, which Heidegger described as a "planetarization of technology", is so far beyond our control that he believed that "only a god can save us". For Heidegger, the framing of the Earth is primarily a challenge to nature, where it is dominated and made available to man as a "resource" (characterized by the German term...

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