Re-Envisioning Embeddedness: dialogue between Technological Salvation and Ecological Horror

Alessandro Gelao


This paper analyzes the proliferation of apocalyptic narratives surrounding Climate Anxiety within an epistemological framework, contextualizing them within the broader epistemological reframing of human existence within its ecological embeddedness. It argues that resistance to climate awareness stems from a psychological need to maintain anthropocentric beliefs that reinforce a sense of detachment from the planetary destiny. The first chapter examines AI Apocalypticism within the Transhumanist discourse, proposing technology to sever ties with biological embeddedness. The second section incorporates Technology in the ecological-psychoanalytical dialogue, emphasizing the connections between intimacy with the Ecological Continuum and notions of Horror and Dissolution. The third and last section will propose a way by which the notion of embeddedness can play a crucial role in this redefinition.


Anthropocene | Extinction | Apocalyptic AI | Eco Psychology | Biosphere

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