In class we discussed how mobile technologies like the car and the plane make more of the world, more of "nature," accessible to people, and also encourage a sense of separateness between people and nature. The following stories provide examples of other ways of connecting mobility and nature. Feel free to discuss either or both in comments.
- This report at Quartz is about the northward "drift" of Australia. How does Australia's drift demonstrate that places are more-than-human? What are the implications of this drift for what people do, particularly in the context of practicing mobility?
- This article at The Atlantic reports on "climate change refugees." Again, how does this example demonstrate that places are more-than-human? How does the article link what humans do in terms of mobility and what happens in nature? How can climate change, in particular, be used to demonstrate how culture and nature are always intertwined - or hybridized - in the making of places?