“Physical Factors of the Historical Process”
Alexander Chizhevsky, Robin Watkins
Published by ATLAS Projectos
2017 / English / Risograph / 27,5×18,8cm / 200 copies
Please join us for the launch of a solar publication on the eve of the midsummer solstice, 2017.
This new book brings together a reprint of “Physical Factors of the Historical Process” by Alexander Chizhevsky (1897-1964), newly output solar cycle graphs from 1750 until 2032 by SILSO (Royal Observatory of Belgium) and an afterword by Robin Watkins.
By establishing a statistical parallel between solar activity and collective cycles such as global conflicts and epidemics, this publication functions as a speculative extension of Chizhevsky’s theories and work. Edited by Laura Preston and published by Atlas Projectos, the two-coloured risograph contains 31 diagrams and 88 pages, bound with gauzed red glue in an edition of 200 copies.
For the occasion a site-specific radio environment will be installed by Robin Watkins containing unprocessed electrostatic field recordings that have been captured during the past 8 years of the solar wind, human electrical environments, midges and the magnetosphere.