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Phosphorus: An Apparatus of the Technosphere | First Act: Gregory Cushman

100 Years of Now. The Opening
2015, Sep 30–Oct 04

Is the future of the technosphere in phosphate rock rather than silicon? In this presentation historians Gregory Cushman, Lino Camprubí, and Scott Knowles trace the history of phosphorus through the lens of phosphate mining and its geopolitics. How do corporations and states work together to transform the lithosphere into agricultural wealth? How does phosphate mining expose the seams of empire?

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