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Re-evaluating Nature
2009-05-05 16:23
Before taking this class I've always had a more general, vague idea of nature and how I relate to it. Nature always seemed to be something "out there" rather than something that could be in… Read More
2009-04-27 14:47
This semester we've been examining the meaning of nature and the way artists have envisioned it through visual art, writing and film. It's fitting that nearing the end of semester we look at… Read More
Seeing & Vision: Antartica
2009-04-20 23:06
Before reading William L. Fox's article "Terra Antarctica: Looking into the Emptiest Continent" the only image I had of our southernmost continent is the above image of penguins set in a lan… Read More
Place & Landscape
2009-04-13 17:24
It seems to be rare to find essays written by photographers about both their work and the genre that they are working in-- this week we read Frank Gohlke's "Photography and Place" and Robert… Read More
Ode To The Geodesic Dome
2009-03-30 18:09
Buckminster Fuller, born in 1895, was one of the last New England Transcendentalists. Their influence can be seen in Fuller's rejection of established religious and political notions of the… Read More
From Sea To Shining Sea
2009-03-17 02:09
The Manifest Destiny/Manifest Responsibility exhibition catalogue dealt with many issues that we've brought up in class this semester: an anthropocentric view of the natural world versus an… Read More
Going Green With Vintage
2009-03-09 16:56
There's a myriad of reasons why people buy vintage and secondhand-- it's cost effective, the items are more unique than what can be found at big box stores and sometimes it's the nostalgia f… Read More
A PoMo Approach To Environmentalism
2009-03-02 19:35
Like most children growing up in the 1990s, my first exposure to the idea of environmentalism and conservation came in the form of the cartoon, Captain Planet. The cartoon seems to be the re… Read More
Birding
2009-02-23 18:11
"A Bird Tapestry" by David S. Rubin serves as an indexical overview of how artists have depicted birds over the years, beginning with rough drawings created by shamans in caves for ritualist… Read More

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