Geophilosophy between Conflict and Cartographies of Abundance

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Essay: Network Ecologies: Geophilosophy between Conflict and Cartographies of Abundance. by Soenke Zehle



"In the context of network-ecological thought, information ethics is perhaps best understood as a transversal reflexive practice, aimed at identifying the stakes attending the creation, consumption, and disposal of infor-mation technologies. To situate itself as well as potential interlocutors, such a thought requires correspondingly complex cartographies, a multidimensional mapping of practices and presuppositions, of individual, collective, institutional actors as well as the conditions of possibility of their mutual engagement. Such cartographies do not assume the existence of the „local“ or the „global“ as a given. Instead, they attend to the way human and non-human actors and the discursive and material practices they are involved in contribute to construction and reconstruction of geocultural formations. Reapproached from within such a „network-ecological“ horizon, information ethics becomes geophilosophy, generating new modalities of intervention in the conflictual dynamics associated with the social-economic life of waste." (


  1. Issue 11 of the IRIE, Ethics of Waste in the Information Society
  2. In same issue, another article dealing with Abundance: 21st-Century Political Economies: Beyond Information Abundance. by Roberto Verzola