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Limn Number 3

Sentinel Devices

Authored by Limn Limn
Designed by Martin Hoyem
Contributions by Christelle Gramaglia, Emmanuel Didier, Lyle Fearnley, Adriana Petryna, Sophie Houdart, Chloe Silverman, Etienne Benson, Baptiste Monsaigneon, Jerome Whitington, Naomi Oreskes, Hannah Landecker, Didier Torny, Ann Kelly, Vanessa Manceron, Joanna Radin
Edited by Andrew Lakoff, Frederic Keck

The polar ice cap rapidly recedes; colonies of honeybees collapse in alarming numbers; androgynous fish are detected in rivers and streams. These reports not only describe recent events, but also function as signs of an ominous and rapidly encroaching future.

In this issue of Limn we focus on how this future makes its appearance in the present. Many of the threats we now find most alarming-climate change, environmental radiation, emerging disease, endocrine disrupters, toxic chemicals-are not immediately perceptible to human senses. We rely on non-human indicators, whether animals or detection devices, to alert us to their possible onset.

Such indicators can be thought of as sentinels, or heralds of an approaching danger.

Publication Date:
1480191264 / 9781480191266
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8" x 10"
Full Color with Bleed
Related Categories:
Social Science / General

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