The Discard Studies Blog

http://discardstudies.wordpress.com This is a real gem. Although the good majority of posts are calls for papers or conference announcements, occasionally the authors will share (open) articles of great interest. Just the other day… Continue reading

Inverting a Saline Situation

“in Gujarati, the bhungroo is a borehole that is dug to a certain depth in these saline groundwater region so that it reaches a sandy layer between two saline aquifers. During flooding, as… Continue reading

New Age Imagery

The new age vibes of the desert have gotten a hold of me. I’ve been having a lot of fun capturing images of the Mojave Desert with glass prisms and a small film… Continue reading

The CLUI Land Use Database

The Center for Land Use Interpretation is “dedicated to the increase and diffusion of information about how the nation’s lands are apportioned, utilized, and perceived.” I’m a huge admirer of their work. Before… Continue reading

Roadside America Database for iPhone

This is the best thing I have ever added to my phone. The RoadsideAmerica.com mapping app will show you all the strange folk art, roadside attractions and notable monuments near you (or anywhere… Continue reading

The Very Long Base Line Array

I recently visited the Owens Valley Observatory, an exciting landmark along the Eastern Sierras in California. Several radio-astronomy telescopes, some operated privately, are scattered along the valley floor. One of the larger units… Continue reading

Phil Ross & Mycelium Architecture

Phil Ross is a fine artist who’s medium is mycelium. His artwork has recently evolved into mycotecture research and development. “The future is fungal”. Read this wonderful interview from the Texan Glasstire blog… Continue reading

How Ecological Design Found Me

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The National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother

The National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother, better known as the Grotto, resides on cliff edge overlooking the Columbia River in Portland, Ore. I visited this meticulously landscaped forest and was struck by… Continue reading

Jackie Brookner Biosculptures

The Gift of Water [2001] was commisioned by the town of Grossenhain, near Dresden, Germany. Water, as a symbol of renewal, figured prominently in the town plan to build a remarkable new public… Continue reading