January 23 – Donna Haraway “Playing String Figures with Companion Species: Staying with the Trouble”

January 23 – Donna Haraway “Playing String Figures with Companion Species: Staying with the Trouble”

This paper insists on working, playing, and thinking in multispecies cosmo- politics in the face of the killing of entire ways of being on earth that characterize the age cunningly called “now” and the place called “here.” Thinking with work- ing homing pigeons leads us into needed knots of SF – string figures, science fic- tion, speculative fabulation, speculative feminism, so far.

Donna Haraway is Distinguished Professor Emerita, History of Consciousness at UC Santa Cruz.