“Resource Systems, the Paradigm of Zero-Waste, and the Desire for Sustenance,” Postmodern Culture 26.2 (2016). Special issue on “Resource Aesthetics” co-edited by Michael O’Driscoll,Mark Simpson and Brent Bellamy.

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“Plastic, Oil Cultures and the Aesthetics of Waste,” Out of Sight, Out of Mind: The Politics and Culture of Waste. Special issue of Transformations in Environment and Society, ed. Christof Mauch (2016.1): 51-58.









“Visions of Eternity: Plastic and the Ontology of Oil,” with Andrew Pendakis. E-flux 47 (Sept. 2013):







“Should Aesthetics ‘Do’ Ecology?” (March, 2013). 1500 words. Entry in The Tank, with Mark Cheetham, Gary Shapiro, Nikos Papastergiardis, Alan C.Braddock, and Charles Palermo. Feature: “Ecological Art: What Do We Do Now?” by Mark Cheetham.

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“Bird Thanatology,” with Maria Whiteman. Antennae: The Journal of Nature and Visual Culture 20 (Spring, 2012): 71-78. Special issue on Alternative Ornithologies.










“Waste and the Sublime Landscape,” RACAR (Revue d’art canadien/Canadian Art Review) 35.1 (2010): 22-31.









“Phenomenology and Interpretation Beyond the Flesh,” Art History 32.4 (Sept. 2009): 690-711.










“Contemporary Art Facing the Earth’s Irreducibility,” Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture 7.2 (Spring, 2007):

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