Friday, April 6

Old News

Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility | Posted December 29, 2006 03:53 PM
Due to pressure from Bush Administration officials, the National Park Service is not permitted to give an official age for the Grand Canyon. Additionally, a book claiming the Grand Canyon was created by Noah's flood is for sale at the National Park's bookstore.

The sale of Grand Canyon: A Different View was scheduled for review over three years ago, but no such review has been schedule or even requested. The creationist book was the only item approved for sale in 2003 (22 other items were rejected).
Copyright 2007 ©, Inc.

Not permitted, HUH?

Thursday, April 5


What is this installation? Where is this webcam broadcast she speaks of?
Unfortunately, due to networking issues at The Art Institute of Boston, presentation is slightly delayed. Alas, the pit falls of network security. I'll post some pictures of the installation space, within the next day or two, to give inquiring minds a substantial visual descriptive. The video footage will be here soon. In the mean time look at this: Nature Walk Boston is Erin's blog. Tell her what you think!

Technology is to humans as Frankenstein was to Victor?

Sunday, April 1


#2, originally uploaded by sedm.


#1, originally uploaded by sedm.

In 2005 paper product made up 34.2% of the total waste generated (before recycling) in the U.S., the largest piece of the pie chart. In contrast, the rate of recycling paper product in was 50%.

This is the first photograph made in the Waste series. It's (along with the rest of the series) a digitally manipulated representation of the breadth of my consumption. Two years ago I moved into my first apartment outside of the home I grew up in. At the crucial age of 20 I have suddenly been realized as a viable consumer target. Is this a modern "coming of age" signifier for my generation? It's as if a whole new world opened up, a world nothing like the exciting, well anticipated one that Aladdin and Jasmine sing about in "A Whole New World" from the Disney movie Aladdin (1992).
The actualities that I was able to ignore before, in innocence, are now part of my new life as an American adult. It is nearly impossible to live without wasting in unintentional ways. Now that I have my own mailbox, the USPS delivers innumerable amounts of junk mail addressed to me. The food products I buy are elaborately packaged in paperboard. Even the organic-for conscious healthy people-soymilk comes in non-recyclable aseptic packaging. In so many ways, some of them by choice, I am inundated with PAPER.

Listening to: The Drive-By Truckers "The Three Great Alabama Icons"