Online Recording of a Short Talk that I gave on the subject of African-American explorer Matthew Henson and his role in North Polar Expeditions

Matthew Henson
It is my contribution to an interactive living polar archive of ‘talking objects’ called The Call of Things — curated by Jessica Houston. The Call of Things draws upon convergences of multiple perspectives, where viewers can ‘call’ objects with their phones and listen to oral narratives and field recordings related to each polar artifact. The contributors range across disciplines, including ecologists, Indigenous leaders, sea ice, philosophers, poets, whales, and academics. The Call of Things situates the climate crisis in relation to social justice, questions of sovereignty, Indigenous rights, and political histories of land. It creates a platform for non-anthropocentric experiences, where stories are also told through animal songs and sounds of ice.

You can listen to the full project here:

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