Gaia no Antropoceno – Bruno Latour em “Uma Antropologia dos Modernos”

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GAIA IN THE ANTHROPOCENE By Bruno Latour

“Geologists are beginning to use the term ANTHROPOCENE to designate the era of Earth’s history that extends from the scientific and industrial revolutions to the present day. These geologists see humanity as a force of the same amplitude as volcanoes or even plate tectonics. It is now before GAIA that we are summoned to appear: Gaia, the odd, doubly composite figure made up of science and mythology, used by certain specialists to designate the Earth that surrounds us and that we surround, the truly global Globe that threatens us even as we threaten it.

If I wanted to dramatize – perhaps overdramatize – the ambiance of my investigative project, I would say that it seeks to register the aftershocks of the MODERNIZATION FRONT just as the confrontation with Gaia appears imminent.

At all events, we shall not cure the Moderns of their attachment to their cherished theme, the modernization front, if we do not offer them an alternate narrative… After all, the Moderns have cities who are often quite beautiful; they are city-dwellers, citizens, they call themselves (and are sometimes called) “civilized”.

Why would we not have the right to propose to them a form of habitation that is more comfortable and convenient and that takes into account both their past and their future – a more sustainable habitat, in a way? Why would they not be at ease there? Why would they wander in the permanent utopia that has for so long made them beings without hearth or home – and has driven them for that very reason to inflict fire and bloodshed on the planet?

After all these years of wandering in the desert, do they have hope of reaching not the Promised Land but Earth itself, quite simply, the only one they have, at once underfoot and all around them, the aptly named Gaia?”

BRUNO LATOUR.
“An Inquiry into Modes of Existence: An Anthropology of the Moderns”
Harvard University Press, 2013. Translated by Catherine Porter.
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Alguns vídeos do cara, legendados em português:
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…o Zen é mover-se com a vida, sem tentar parar ou interromper seu fluxo; é a consciência imediata das coisas à medida que vivem e se movem, diferente da mera captação de idéias e sentimentos sobre as coisas, símbolos apagados de uma realidade viva. […]. O que quer dizer que o contato entre um fato e a resposta da mente a ele não deve ser interrompido pelo pensamento discursivo. […]

O que foi dito é, de muitas maneiras, muito semelhante à arte de ouvir música; se paramos para considerar nossa reação intelectual ou emocional em relação a uma sinfonia enquanto esta estiver sendo executada, para analisar a construção de um acorde ou nos determos num compasso particular, perde-se a melodia.

Para ouvir toda a sinfonia temos de nos concentrar no fluxo das notas e das harmonias à medida que soam, mantendo a nossa mente sempre no mesmo ritmo. Pensar sobre o que passou, imaginar o que virá ou analisar o seu efeito sobre nós é interromper a sinfonia e perder a realidade. Toda a atenção deve ser dirigida à sinfonia e devemos esquecer de nós mesmos…

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…o Zen é mover-se com a vida…