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Technosphere Verticality

With satellites and their debris now orbiting the planet, it serves to explore this beyond-stratosphere infrastructure and how it monitors the technosphere’s more terrestrial happenings. Environmental historian Johan Gärdebo introduces us to this outermost layer of the technosphere and discusses the consequences of such verticality in “environing” the Earth.

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Johan Gärdebo

Enviornmental Humanites Laboratory / Royal Institute of Technology

Johan Gärdebo is a PhD candidate at the Royal Institute of Technology affiliated to the Environmental Humanities Laboratory (EHL). His research focuses on European satellite observation as it emerged and developed between 1970-2000, in particular Swedish space enterprises as these developed using transnational collaborations with applications in developing countries.