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David Cross, Black Narcissus

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posted on 2022-02-25, 13:35 authored by Rachel JillionsRachel Jillions, David Cross
Black Narcissus uses financial graphs
to visualise a fusion of financial turbulence
and ecological collapse resulting from
the pursuit of economic growth beyond
ecological limits. The work critically engages
two properties of the financial system that
drive ecological destruction: the abstract
quality of financial data that allows
calculation to dominate over judgment, while
distancing decision makers from the harmful
consequences of their decisions, and the
feedback loops in markets that amplify the
chaotic oscillation between greed and fear.