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The studio will travel on a ‘distributed road trip’ to sites throughout the pipeline route. Sites, most within an 8-12 hour drive of St. Louis, have been selected as far south as Houston and as far north as North Dakota. 

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The studio will travel on a ‘distributed road trip’ to sites throughout the pipeline route. Sites, most within an 8-12 hour drive of St. Louis, have been selected as far south as Houston and as far north as North Dakota. 

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Distributed Road Trip – GeoMap

We traveled a lot this week, even though the routes look so small when viewed in total. But it was pretty amazing how much landscape we covered. I have never done such extensive driving before. Because of this type of

Distributed Road Trip – GeoMap

We traveled a lot this week, even though the routes look so small when viewed in total. But it was pretty amazing how much landscape we covered. I have never done such extensive driving before. Because of this type of

Nebraska: Day 1: Alternative Energy and the Keystone Pipeline

We began our day just outside of Steele City, NE to take a look at one of the largest wind farms in the state. This put the rest of the day in juxtaposition with the current effort to solve our

Nebraska: Day 1: Alternative Energy and the Keystone Pipeline

We began our day just outside of Steele City, NE to take a look at one of the largest wind farms in the state. This put the rest of the day in juxtaposition with the current effort to solve our

Geologic Time, and Touching the Ground Lightly

Today we met with geologist R. M. Joeckel at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. His talk gave us a great reading of the issues of the Keystone Pipeline from a scientific standpoint. As a geologic scientist, his reading of

Geologic Time, and Touching the Ground Lightly

Today we met with geologist R. M. Joeckel at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. His talk gave us a great reading of the issues of the Keystone Pipeline from a scientific standpoint. As a geologic scientist, his reading of

Nebraska: Day 2: Pipeline Crossings

The experience along the proposed crossings on the last day of our trip, brought up my initial ideas of making the invisible visible. The physical pipeline is nowhere to be seen within the different landscapes it crosses underneath. There is

Nebraska: Day 2: Pipeline Crossings

The experience along the proposed crossings on the last day of our trip, brought up my initial ideas of making the invisible visible. The physical pipeline is nowhere to be seen within the different landscapes it crosses underneath. There is

Offshore Drilling

Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum Challenges of offshore drilling Marine ecosystem is vulnerable and continue to face the threat of oil spill. People cannot forget the catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico, which is recognized as the worst

Offshore Drilling

Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum Challenges of offshore drilling Marine ecosystem is vulnerable and continue to face the threat of oil spill. People cannot forget the catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico, which is recognized as the worst

Landscape Striations: From Here to the Horizon

The nature of our field research, being a road trip, meant that we spent a lot of time walking around at the side of the highways and county roads. I got really interested in the edges between landscape and technology,

Landscape Striations: From Here to the Horizon

The nature of our field research, being a road trip, meant that we spent a lot of time walking around at the side of the highways and county roads. I got really interested in the edges between landscape and technology,

Terra Nebraska

The road throughout eastern Nebraska is actually a varying surface of materials, dependent on serviceability and proximity to more primary roads such as the interstate highway system. The farther one branches off into the rural landscape, the less maintenance and

Terra Nebraska

The road throughout eastern Nebraska is actually a varying surface of materials, dependent on serviceability and proximity to more primary roads such as the interstate highway system. The farther one branches off into the rural landscape, the less maintenance and

Landscape Textures

  In this photo series I have chosen photographs (taken during the road trip at different locations) of three details, the texture of the landscape where the pipeline passes through, the mechanical parts of the oil drill machines, and the

Landscape Textures

  In this photo series I have chosen photographs (taken during the road trip at different locations) of three details, the texture of the landscape where the pipeline passes through, the mechanical parts of the oil drill machines, and the

[Offshore] Drill Baby Drill

We took a trip down to Galveston, from Houston to explore offshore drilling. The Ocean Star Offshore Drilling and Rig Museum is locate right off the coast of Galveston in an old offshore oil rig platform. When approaching the museum, you

[Offshore] Drill Baby Drill

We took a trip down to Galveston, from Houston to explore offshore drilling. The Ocean Star Offshore Drilling and Rig Museum is locate right off the coast of Galveston in an old offshore oil rig platform. When approaching the museum, you

‘Man Camps’ and ‘Transient Non-Communities’

TransCanada would construct a workforce camp to accommodate 300 people living in RVs and campers. Colome, located in south-central South Dakota, has a population of 296. “It will have a water supply, power supply and facilities to accommodate wastewater as

‘Man Camps’ and ‘Transient Non-Communities’

TransCanada would construct a workforce camp to accommodate 300 people living in RVs and campers. Colome, located in south-central South Dakota, has a population of 296. “It will have a water supply, power supply and facilities to accommodate wastewater as

1/26: Day1-St. Louis to Houston, Dusk to Dawn.

Driving through the Midwest landscape, from Missouri to Texas, we spent most of our first day on the road. The uneventful,mostly flat farmland makes up most of the Midwest landscape.  Passing through small towns along the way, many do not

1/26: Day1-St. Louis to Houston, Dusk to Dawn.

Driving through the Midwest landscape, from Missouri to Texas, we spent most of our first day on the road. The uneventful,mostly flat farmland makes up most of the Midwest landscape.  Passing through small towns along the way, many do not

CONVERGENCE of energy

  From blood carrying nutrition in our body to river channel guiding water, from wire conveying electric current to cars running on the road, from crude oil in pipeline to gas in the vehicles, energy is everywhere, silently. The different

CONVERGENCE of energy

  From blood carrying nutrition in our body to river channel guiding water, from wire conveying electric current to cars running on the road, from crude oil in pipeline to gas in the vehicles, energy is everywhere, silently. The different