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Why Occupy Colby

Sharon Corwin, Chief Curator at the Colby Museum, and Lee Glazer, director of the Lunder Institute, on the intersection of texts and images in the River Rail.

Making the Unseen Seen

Drilling ice cores in the freezing Antarctic, as described by geochemist and paleoclimatologist Bess Koffman.

Works in the Exhibition

Occupy Colby: Artists Need to Create on the Same Scale That Society Has the Capacity to Destroy, Year 2

Occupy Colby: Symposium

A conversation between Phong Bui, Occupy Colby exhibiting artists Alexis Rockman and Allyson Vieira, and Colby scholars Denise Bruesewitz and Keith Peterson.

Notes from the Arctic and Other Places

From the Neolithic Orkney islands and ancient Rome to the High Arctic, sculptor Bradley Borthwick reflects on architectural ruins and glacial forms.

This Moment

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.

The Dance

Fiction by Meghan Hurley

Queer Weather

Poetry by Arisa White

Can Harvesting Fog Help to Counteract Droughts and Human Displacement?

Kerill O'Neill speaks with Jamila Bargach about Dar Si Hmad, the largest functioning fog collection project in the world.

Wabanaki Waterways: A Curatorial Conversation

Kathleen Mundell and Jennifer Neptune speak with Diana Tuite, Katz Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art

Algorithms in the Wild

Oceanographer Nick Record imagines algorithms as living, thinking organisms in the noosphere.

Atomic Shade, Uncene, Chain Reaction

Poetry by Kristin George Bagdanov

On Salt Creek: Flows of Rivers and Peoples

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.

When Ecosystem Recovery Hinges on History: Intergenerational Memory and Marine Conservation

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.

Reflections on Climate as Keyword and Shape-Shifting Noun

What does “climate” mean? Professor Jim Fleming argues that it deserves to be a keyword in the vocabulary of culture and society.

Imagining a Flooded Planet

Researcher Christopher Walker in conversation with science fiction author Kim Stanley Robinson about the role of optimism and speculation in ecological writing.

Data at the Dawn of the Anthropocene

How is passive observation used to predict and ultimately control nature? Author Aaron R. Hanlon weaves a historical account.

Abandoned Spaces

A taxonomical walk through liminal spaces with eco-scientist Justin Becknell.

Singing History and Finding Hope

In a barn in Wisconsin, Ben Theyerl maps a history of environmental crisis and displacement in old bluegrass standards.


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