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Silence has a presence

Posted by Elizabeth Ingraham on May 19, 2015 in attention, audio, mapping, nebraska, travel | No Comments

“Silence can be a plan rigorously executed the blueprint to a life It is a presence it has a history a form Do not confuse it with any kind of absence” —Adrienne Rich Orfield Lab’s anechoic chamber, a three-dimensional sound “sponge,” is the quietest place on Earth. It is designed to keep out all external […]

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Mapping and Sensing

Posted by Elizabeth Ingraham on May 18, 2015 in attention, mapping, nebraska | No Comments

The irony doesn’t escape me. Our capacities for remote sensing increase daily. Nothing is beyond our digital and disembodied grasp: the floor of the ocean, the depths of Antarctica, the surfaces of Mars, even our own lives, as bots scour the web for information for (and about) us. We are captivated by what we see […]

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Sidney Draw

Posted by Elizabeth Ingraham on May 14, 2015 in attention, mapping, nebraska, travel | No Comments

draw: trace or produce a line or mark; pull or guide; extract draw: a natural ditch or drain; a shallow valley Last year I drove from Lincoln (Section 52 in my grid) to Scottsbluff (Section 37) to give a workshop as part of Picturing Nebraska. As usual, I took the long way round—3 days and […]

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