Anthropocene Commons

The Anthropocene Commons (AC) is a network of researchers, educators, activists, artists and scientists from all over the world working on the Anthropocene, the current time period in which human activities have fundamentally changed the planet. By commoning our skills, knowledge, and resources, the community imagines and explores practices of transformative pedagogies and collective action.

Data Sensing the Mississippi

Data analysis and visualizations created for the Data Sensing project during the Mississippi. Anthropocene River journey. Analyzing data collected with a home-built data sensing device, two groups have been involved in producing these findings: a collaboration between Ellen Graham and John Kim; and an undergraduate class on remote sensing at Macalester College that is mining the data to uncover correlational findings with public data sets about the Mississippi River valley. The latter analysis is ongoing.

November 23, 2019 – It’s a wrap. A three month long canoe paddle down the Mississippi River from headwaters to the Gulf to research its anthropogenic history. Mississippi. An Anthropocene River makes the iconic landscape of the Mississippi River Valley legible as a critical zone of habitation and long-term interaction between humans and the

Data Sensing the Mississippi (proposal) The Anthropocene highlights limitations in existing frameworksfor data collection and analysis with the suggestion that researchers have run up against the limits of the knowable. This has been revealed in a number of ways: an inadequacy in existing techniques to analyze a changing and uncertain future, challenges to the way in which researchers frame