624: Tidalectics: Imagining an Oceanic Worldview Through Art and Science

The oceans cover two-thirds of the planet, shaping human history and culture, home to countless species. Yet we, as mostly land-dwelling humans, often fail to grasp the importance of these vast bodies of water. Climate change destabilizes notions of land-based embeddedness, collapses tropes of time and space, and turns our future more oceanic. “Tidalectics” imagines an oceanic worldview, with essays, research, and artists’ projects that present a different way of engaging with our hydrosphere. Unbound by land-based modes of thinking and living, the essays and research in “Tidalectics” reflect the rhythmic fluidity of water. 

“The ocean is always outside until it floods your home.”

“Tidalectics: Imagining an Oceanic Worldview Through Art and Science”. Edited by Stefanie Hessler. Foreword by Markus Reymann. Published by the MIT Press in 2018. Donated to the library by TBA21-Academy ❤️

Photos by Anna Iltnere / Sea Library

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