Author Archives: Konstantin Georgiev

Konstantin is an anthropologist interested in political ecology and environmental histories, but much of his attention is occupied by science fiction and analogue media.
The left side of the image shows birch trees in the summer. The right side of the image is overexposed and white

Environments that Could’ve Been

Speculation is inevitable in social science. Infinite variables exceed what a researcher can grasp, making confidence hard to attain. There are always gaps in our knowledge of reality, and we fill those with guesses and hunches. Along these lines, in my own work, I am in the same camp as Alan Klima’s Ethnography #9, which tries to do away with non-fiction realism in the social sciences and instead invites literary sensitivities to understand the world beyond what is representable. (read more...)