Planetary Chronology

from Geo- to Atmo-

Layer by layer, the planet accrues new records of time. [1] Geosphere became biosphere and atmosphere, with root systems and tree branches blurring the edges of geo- and atmo-. The breath of ancient plants is recorded in deep time: the planetary chronology.

Human Nature to produce, consume, and seek comfort [2] led to violent extraction on behalf of the lucky few [3]. This obscene [4] disruption of the natural record keeping brought about a new thin crust, encircling the planet with layer upon layer of technosphere [5]. Extracted past is superheated and hyperformed into new creature comforts; accumulation of Human Nature constitutes the anthropocene.

This project uses new methods of representation and interdisciplinarity to show planetary chronology as an architecture at the scale of the globe.