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research, sketches, ideas, questions

Month: September, 2012

rhizomes and crochet

by klmitchell

Image culled from here

still thinking about rhizomes as a mode of knowledge and model for engagement and visualizing them as crochet…

multiple, non-hierarchical entry and exit points in data representation and interpretation..

A rhizome, on the other hand, is characterized by “ceaselessly established connections between semiotic chains, organizations of power, and circumstances relative to the arts, sciences, and social struggles.” The rhizome presents history and culture as a map or wide array of attractions and influences with no specific origin or genesis, for a “rhizome has no beginning or end; it is always in the middle, between things, interbeing, intermezzo.”  (text from here)

Sketch of a Crocheted Boston Harbor

by andisutton

crochet in process

by studiojane

working with Megan Ledbetter in our studio…

love letters, memos, and confessions

by klmitchell

    

art and micronations

by studiojane

an exhibit in Switzerland, a list, and some flags

a river is a person

by studiojane

thinking about the agency of ecologies

“Meet the Whanganui. You might call it a river, but in the eyes of the law, it has the standings of a person.

In a landmark case for the Rights of Nature, officials in New Zealand recently granted the Whanganui, the nation’s third-longest river, with legal personhood “in the same way a company is, which will give it rights and interests”.”

treehugger.com

harbour boundary

by studiojane

crochet grannie squares

by studiojane

joining circles with crochet (inspiration here and here)

plant communication

by studiojane

how can we translate these chemical sensitivities?
 
When plant biologists speak of their subjects, they use active verbs and vivid images. Plants “forage” for resources like light and soil nutrients and “anticipate” rough spots and opportunities. By analyzing the ratio of red light and far red light falling on their leaves, for example, they can sense the presence of other chlorophyllated competitors nearby and try to grow the other way. Their roots ride the underground “rhizosphere” and engage in cross-cultural and microbial trade.
“Plants are not static or silly,” said Monika Hilker of the Institute of Biology at the Free University of Berlin. “They respond to tactile cues, they recognize different wavelengths of light, they listen to chemical signals, they can even talk” through chemical signals. Touch, sight, hearing, speech.
 
from the Antennae blog