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leedermeg

Was given some old postcards and found this one with Leedermeg in it! I remember seeing this thing as a kid but only saw Brian Blanchflower’s book many years later. The story I heard that was there was a chrome plating plant that was bulldozed when the Mitchell Freeway went through and the strange chemical […]

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thinking vaguely about hydrocarbon landscapes — popping up again

thinking vaguely about hydrocarbon landscapes — popping up again after considering Energy and Experience: An Essay in Nafthology by Antti Salminen & Tere Vadén and Petro-subjectivity: De-industrializing our sense of self

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some research into the Trans-Antarctica expedition of 1914 – 1917

Frank Hurley says hellow and goodbye in one image

Frank Hurley’s photoshop-before-photoshop is well known. Here I am working through the famous hello-goodbye image.

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the Cloud Capped Peak

Detail of the 6.5 metre high Cloud Capped Peak from the Lingering Garden (Liu Yuan), Suzhou.

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Geophilosophy and the Geo-Social CFP

Anybody interested in a collaborative something for this? Call for Panels/Papers AAG 2014 Convenors: Elizabeth Johnson, Harlan Morehouse, University of Minnesota Rory Rowan, Wageningen University There is a growing consensus that in the 21st century the planet is no longer the concern of geologists and climate scientists alone, but that philosophical and social thought must […]

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feel sorry for the inhabitants of Socotra

Socotra is a unique island archipelago off the coast of Somalia. It has a hot dry climate and a particulary distinctive flora and fauna. Situated as an entry point into the Indian Ocean it has a long history as a trade magnet and strategic military centre. But what happens when the inhabitants of Socotra (human […]

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Bimblebox needs you!

This is an interesting project at Bimblebox Nature Refuge (Queensland) 7 – 15 September 2013. They are looking for artists: to creatively explore, engage with and document this Nature Refuge to comment on our current fossil fuel culture to creatively engage with the world debate on coal mining expansion into the Galilee Basin The Bimblebox […]

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adding to this list for my next project

Avoid Reduce Reuse Regift Rejig Repair Repurpose Recycle Respect Replenish Refuse.

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Antennae issue on art, environment and sustainability

who wants to do this? An issue on art, environment and sustainability “At the forefront of today’s social issues are questions related to the human relationship to nature and the environment, the meaning of a sustainable future and the relationship of environmentalism to modernity and today’s economic structures. While the sciences have, until recently, dominated […]

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international dawn chorus day: 1 May

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the event of a thread by Ann Hamilton

filmed by ARTINFO

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incurable disease strikes the outback

[Hattah Lakes Storylines Murray Bourcher and Environment Australia 2008]

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The last passenger pigeon

The last passenger pigeon the world will ever know died on September 1, 1914

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the difference between weather and climate

Would be just that bit better without the canned laughter…

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Possessions

  The intelligent man, when he dies, leaves no possessions. If he has collected worthless objects, it is embarassing to have them discovered. If the objects are of good quality, they will depress his heirs at the thought of how attached he must have been to them. It is all the more deplorable if the […]

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