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Graceful Migration ( Filed under: Uncategorized )

“In principle, coastal defenses could be built to protect the densest cities, but experts believe it will be impossible to do that along all 95,000 miles of the American coastline, meaning that immense areas will most likely have to be abandoned to the rising sea.” Houston Ship Channel, smudge studio 2016 These words easily could […]

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KonMari Method for Climate Change ( Filed under: Uncategorized )

all images, Herring Cove Beach parking lot, Cape Cod National Seashore, July 2016 As described in a recent New York Time article, when Marie Kondo (aka KonMari) arrives at a house or apartment where she will do her work, she first sits down in the middle of the room and greets the space. She then […]

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Conveyance ( Filed under: Uncategorized )

cyanotype of .03 inch thick line, the average amount that waters of Captiva Island, FL are rising every ten days, from Conveyance, smudge studio 2016 We just returned from three weeks on Captiva Island, Florida as part of the Rising Waters II Confab hosted by the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation.  Despite the standard dictionary definition of […]

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What Does It Take ( Filed under: Uncategorized )

What does it take to be with what is right now disappearing, or perhaps is already gone? image NYT via International Union for Conservation of Nature, 2012 “Amphibians have the dubious distinction of being the world’s most endangered class of animals” (About 40 percent of all amphibians are considered endangered). “But also heading toward extinction are one-third […]

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Interfacing the Anthropocene Part III ( Filed under: Uncategorized )

“Is it not impossible that future humans will have built something like spirituality around these materials?” Care for the hyperobject will emerge … What do you do with the radioactive waste? You can’t just sweep it under the Yucca Mountain carpet and hope nobody notices … Hyperobjects are the true taboos, the demonic inversion of […]

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Interfacing the Anthropocene Part II ( Filed under: Uncategorized )

“What we call yūgen lies within the mind and cannot be expressed in words. Its quality may be expressed by the sight of a gauzy cloud veiling the moon or by the autumnal mists swathing the scarlet leaves on a mountainside. If one is asked where yūgen can be found in these sights, one cannot say; a man […]

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Yes And, Thinking in an Emergency ( Filed under: Uncategorized )

Still from “Enjô” (炎上 /Conflagration), 1958. Directed by Kon Ichikawa, adapted from Yukio Mishima’s novel, “The Temple of the Golden Pavilion.” “Overstimulated!” These were the words one of us blurted out in response to our teacher Jen Oleniczak, when she asked how we felt after the last exercise. We had been loudly exclaiming nonsensical two-word phrases at one another in […]

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70°N | There is no Darkness Here ( Filed under: Uncategorized )

window seat view after departing Tromsø For the past month, we’ve been subject to a wide range of changing circumstances and planetary forces. But one force has been constant— the force of light. Before visiting the north, we had naively thought that the “midnight sun” would be bright and clear.  We thought that our days here would […]

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Turning Points ( Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , )

“Arisa had come to Tokyo to perform a sort of ritual. A necessary ritual, though perhaps no ritual is unnecessary, it must be done because that is what a ritual is.” — from “Breakfast” by Toshiki Okada “We live in a time of social, economic and ecological unravelling. All around us are signs that our whole way […]

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On Change #4: Mobile Huts ( Filed under: Uncategorized )

photos Eric William Carroll via the Walker Art Center We’re continuing research on what it means to inhabit change. We’re particularly interested ephemeral structures that provide shelter while being responsive to changes unfolding in the surrounding environment. This week we learned about two notable projects. First, the Art Shanties project in Minnesota. Here, artists have created upbeat and wildly […]

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