Sounding the Anthropocene

  • Mickey Vallee
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Educational Futures book series (PSEF)


This chapter is about sounding the Anthropocene in contemporary scientific research. Sounding, the chapter argues, extracts imperceptible vibrations. In line with scientific research (especially bioacoustics), I argue that it is in our best interest to give a technological ear to imperceptible vibrations, instead of sequestering sound to all those limited to the range of so-called natural human hearing. Imperceptible vibrations constitute a movement. All movement, perceptible and imperceptible, moves through an environment upon which its movement relies. To reiterate, the purpose of the chapter is to be sounding the Anthropocene, with an eye to making the Anthropocene’s imperceptible vibrations resonate against the dystopia it anticipates.


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  • Mickey Vallee
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  1. 1.Athabasca UniversityAthabascaCanada

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