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I thank the editors, especially Joanna, for inviting me to take part in this wonderful project and for not pulling the plug when the energy level of my batteries was low. For allowing me to recharge them in their sun-flooded patio in early August 2012, I am grateful to fellow posthumanists Anneke and Rosi. 

Thank you, Zane, Sher, Tony, Bill and Christian for agreeing to have your names and links to your work and online writing appear in this book. 

The book is dedicated to experimental poet Anne Blonstein (1958-2011). Permission to include her poem "Energy" (from to be continued, 2011) is given by Shearsman Books ( and Charles Lock, agent of the Anne Blonstein Estate. © Shearsman Books. Courtesy Tony Frazer.

Cover image: Installation "E-Static Shadows" by Zane Berzina and Jackson Tan, photo by David Rankalawon.
Licence: © Zane Berzina; courtesy Zane Berzina.

Barad, K. (2010) 'Quantum Entanglements and Hauntological Relations of Inheritance: Dis/continuities, SpaceTime Enfoldings, and Justice-to-Come', Derrida Today 3.2 (November): 240-268. Permission to include this article (PDF) granted by the publisher (Edinburgh University Press,, the journal editors and the author on condition that a link to the press is given and that no material from copyrighted sources is incorporated. See e-mail by Isbel James (Interim Assistant Commissioning Editor at EUP), 2 September 2011.

Chaisson, E. J. (2005) 'Follow the Energy: Relevance of Cosmic Evolution for Human History', in Historically Speaking: Bulletin of the Historical Society 6.5: 26-28. Licence: © Historical Society. Permission to include the PDF in this book was granted by Donald Yerxa, Senior Editor of the journal, as well as the author.

Clarke, B. (1997) “A Scientific Romance: Thermodynamics and the Fourth Dimension in Charles Howard Hinton’s ‘The Persian King’”, originally published in Weber Studies 14.1: 62-74. Reprinted in the online journal ebr:
Licence: © Bruce Clarke. The essay is here included under the terms of ebr's Creative Commons License Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5 Generic (CC BY-NC-SA 2.5). See: and

Colebrook, C. (2010) 'Queer Vitalism', New Formations 68: 77-92.
Licence: © Lawrence and Wishart. Permission to include this article (PDF) granted by the publisher, the journal editor and the author.

Dincer, I. & Y. A. Cengel (2001) 'Energy, Entropy and Exergy Concepts and Their Roles in Thermal Engineering', in Entropy 3.3: 116-149.
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Dodig-Crnkovic G. (2011) 'Dynamics of Information as Natural Computation', in Information 2.3: 460-477.
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Doruff, S. (2010) 'eNeZ and the Re[a]dShift BOOM!', INFleXions 4 (December).
Licence: © Sher Doruff. INFLeXions is a member of the Directory of Open-Access Journals (ISSN 1916-5870), distributing work under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License. See:

Hammond, G.P. & A. B. Winnett (2009), 'The Influence of Thermodynamic Ideas on Ecological Economics: An Interdisciplinary Critique', in Sustainability 1: 1195-1225. 
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Harries-Jones, P. (2010) 'Bioentropy, Aesthetics and Meta-dualism: The Transdisciplinary Ecology of Gregory Bateson', in Entropy 12: 2359-2385.
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Latour, B. (2011). 'Waiting for Gaia. Composing the common world through arts and politics'. A lecture at the French Institute, London, November 2011. Freely available on the author's website:

Naganuma, T. 'An Astrobiological View on Sustainable Life', in Sustainability 1: 827-837.
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Rossini M. (2006), 'To the Dogs: Companion Speciesism and the New Feminist Materialism', in Kritikos 3. 
Licence: © Manuela Rossini. Republished here in accordance with the Copyright Statement of the journal:

Rudrauf D. et al. (2003), 'From Autopoesis to Neurophenomenology: Francisco Varela's Exploration of the Biophysics of Being', Biological Research 36: 27-65.
Licence: © 2011 Sociedad de Biología de Chile. The article is published in the Society's Scientific Electronic Library Online Chile (SciELO: which offers free access to a selected collection of Chilean scientific journals.

Sagan, D. & J. Hope Whiteside (2004) 'Gradient Reduction Theory: Thermodynamics and the Purpose of Life', in S. H. Schneider et al. (eds), Scientists debate Gaia: The Next Century. Cambridge MA: The MIT Press.
Licence: ©MIT 2004. The MIT Press grants to the LiviBL collective non-exclusive permission to link to this chapter on the Columbia University page above.

Sasaki, N., Owari, T. & and F. E. Putz (2011), 'Time to Substitute Wood Bioenergy for Nuclear Power in Japan', in Energies 4: 1050-1057.
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Schneider, E. & D. Sagan (2005), website produced in 2005 of their book Into the Cool: Energy Flows, Thermodynamics, and Life.
Licence: © Dorion Sagan. As Eric Schneider died a few years ago, it was Dorion Sagan who kindly granted me the permission to use material of this website for whatever I wanted to, as long as quotations are acknowledged as such. Thanks, Dorion.

Stengers, I. (2009), 'History through the Middle: Between Macro and Mesopolitics', an interview with Isabelle Stengers, conducted on 25 November 2008 by Erin Manning and Brian Massumi in French, translated by Brian Massumi and published in the online journal INFLeXion 3.
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Stengers, I. (2010), 'Energy is Conserved!', Chapter 16 of her Cosmopolitics I.
Licence: @ Robert Bononno. Originally published in French in Cosmopolitiques I, copyright 2003 Éditions La Découverte. Published in the English language by the University of Minnesota Press. This excerpt used by permission of the University of Minnesota Press and Éditions La Découverte. Permission was also granted by the author, Isabelle Stengers, as well as the editor of the English book series, Cary Wolfe.

Witzany, G. (2008) 'Bio-Communication of Bacteria and their Evolutionary Roots in Natural Genome Editing Competences of Viruses', The Open Evolution Journal 2: 44-54.
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