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Phong Bui on the radical intersection of artists, scientists, poets, and scholars in Waterville, Maine.
Sharon Corwin, Director and Chief Curator at the Colby Museum, and Lee Glazer, director of the Lunder Institute, on the impetus of this iteration of the River Rail.
Drilling ice cores in the frozen Antarctic, as described by geochemist and paleoclimatologist Bess Koffman.
Featuring Lauren Bon, Katherine Bradford, David Brooks, Mel Chin, Mark Dion, Justin Brice Guariglia, Maya Lin, Alexis Rockman, Clifford Ross, Allyson Vieira, and Meg Webster.
A conversation between Phong Bui, Occupy Colby exhibiting artists Alexis Rockman and Allyson Vieira, and Colby scholars Denise Bruesewitz and Keith Peterson.
From the Neolithic Orkney islands and ancient Rome to the High Arctic, sculptor Bradley Borthwick reflects on architectural ruins and glacial forms.
Storyteller and cultural geographer Carolyn Finney imagines a present where diverse forces come together to create a more sustainable world. This is her call to action.
Kerill O'Neill speaks with Jamila Bargach, director of Dar Si Hmad, the largest functioning fog collection project in the world.
Kathleen Mundell and Jennifer Neptune speak with Diana Tuite, Katz Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art
Oceanographer Nick Record imagines algorithms as living, thinking organisms in the noosphere.
Combining lab work, trash gathering, and art making to tell a river's story. Featuring ecologists Timothy Hoellein and Denise Bruesewitz and author Mary Ellis Gibson.
How many fish should you catch on an afternoon fishing trip? Marine ecologist Loren McClenachan thinks about the shifting baselines in our perception of recovery and change.
What does “climate” mean? Professor Jim Fleming argues that it deserves to be a keyword in the vocabulary of culture and society.
Christopher Walker in conversation with science fiction author Kim Stanley Robinson about the role of optimism and speculation in ecological writing.
How is passive observation used to predict and ultimately control nature? Author Aaron R. Hanlon weaves a historical account.