Collecting Future Geologies

North Dakota has seen booms and busts before. The fact that there is an oil boom now is not even really out of the ordinary. What is different is the scale: this time, the North Dakota reserves may show to

Collecting Future Geologies

North Dakota has seen booms and busts before. The fact that there is an oil boom now is not even really out of the ordinary. What is different is the scale: this time, the North Dakota reserves may show to

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

Interview with a Stranger

Stanton, Nebraska – WOLFSDEN Bar Karen  | bar tender / waitress | originally from Anaheim | moved to “change environments, start something new” how long have you been living here? |  about 32 years Why did you make the change

Interview with a Stranger

Stanton, Nebraska – WOLFSDEN Bar Karen  | bar tender / waitress | originally from Anaheim | moved to “change environments, start something new” how long have you been living here? |  about 32 years Why did you make the change

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

2.2 Intervention \ Obstructionist Practices

Activist tree villages As an act of civil disobedience, protesters in Texas have positioned an intricate series of platforms and barriers across forests where the proposed Keystone XL pipeline will soon penetrate and destroy many trees and ecosystems. Tree villages

2.2 Intervention \ Obstructionist Practices

Activist tree villages As an act of civil disobedience, protesters in Texas have positioned an intricate series of platforms and barriers across forests where the proposed Keystone XL pipeline will soon penetrate and destroy many trees and ecosystems. Tree villages

2.2 Production \ Tank Farms, Surveillance, and Markets

Cushing, OK is the price settlement point for West Texas Intermediate crude on the New York Mercantile Exchange. It is also an important blending station, where crude oil from the mid-continent is mixed to the specific grades required by different refineries. West Texas Intermediate

2.2 Production \ Tank Farms, Surveillance, and Markets

Cushing, OK is the price settlement point for West Texas Intermediate crude on the New York Mercantile Exchange. It is also an important blending station, where crude oil from the mid-continent is mixed to the specific grades required by different refineries. West Texas Intermediate