Bib. Package 07 (March 1)


Reference Package 7

Laurel McLeod

Mar. 1, 2019

Barad, Karen. “Posthumanist Performativity: Toward an Understanding of how Matter Comes to Matter.” Signs 28, no. 3 (2003): 801-831.


Morton, Timothy. Hyperobjects: Philosophy and Ecology After the End of the World. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2013. doi:10.5749/j.ctt4cggm7.

Timothy Morton’s Hyperobjects: Philosophy and Ecology After the End of the World describes what exactly a hyperobject is. Morton explains how such things impact our thoughts, interactions, and how we confront art, morals, and politics. Based on the current state of the environment being irreversible Hyperobjects, published in 2013, provides a relevant take on how we can move forward in bettering Earth’s condition or simply understand it. Being interested in the link between nature and culture myself and working on investigating this in my thesis, Morton describes this relationship along with more traditional thought in relation to contemporary scientific awareness in his text. Further, he explains how global warming, caused by human activity, is the most extreme illustration of a hyperobject. My concern with the Anthropocene and climate change due to global warming can thus be examined through this approach. In relation to the work I create, I am interested in this text as I know that there have been, are, and will continue to be irreversible and irreparable influences upon the Earth. The work I create is developed in response to this, in the hopes it inspires a call to action much like Morton’s text.