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Object-Oriented Sociology

Via a Tim Morton: A new paper that blends object-oriented philosophy with actor-network theory has been published HERE. I suspect we are going to see a lot more papers like this; there’s just...
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Multiple Perspectives on Nature, Landscape, Beauty, Art, Architecture with Emergence, Transformation and new Mindsets in Sustainability
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to illuminate a small field - Cognitive Edge

to illuminate a small field - Cognitive Edge | The Landscape Café | Scoop.it
Anyone who has ever been walking in the hills will have had the experience…
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Worth while reading! Good knitwork, weaving in sensitivity to place, language and archetypes, calling attention to things so conveniently unnoticed, unillumined. Dealing with the lost art of being present to what is actually happening in our lifes, our health and the wider ecologies. Inviting leaders to work with the system as it is, understanding the underlying dynamics and to drop idealist positions of future desired states.(YES!)
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Dallas is building one of America's biggest urban nature parks

Dallas is building one of America's biggest urban nature parks | The Landscape Café | Scoop.it
Dallas could soon have the biggest city nature park in America, part of which is the Trinity River Park designed by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates.
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This 3,200-Year-Old Tree Is So Big, It's Never Been Captured In A Single Photograph... Until Now

This 3,200-Year-Old Tree Is So Big, It's Never Been Captured In A Single Photograph... Until Now | The Landscape Café | Scoop.it

On the western slope of the Sierra Nevadas in California, there's a very special tree. California's forests are known for their trees, but this ... | facebook
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Dad Turns 6-Year-Old Son’s Doodles Into Hilariously Creepy Illustrations

Dad Turns 6-Year-Old Son’s Doodles Into Hilariously Creepy Illustrations | The Landscape Café | Scoop.it
6-year-old Dom has over 8,000 followers on Instagram, which is pretty impressive result for a stream of child's doodles. But ok, there might be another side to
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Finalists of the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards - Bird In Flight

Finalists of the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards - Bird In Flight | The Landscape Café | Scoop.it
The judges have selected the best works from over 2,000 submissions.
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China Announces That It Will Cover Nearly A Quarter Of The Country In Forest By 2020...

China Announces That It Will Cover Nearly A Quarter Of The Country In Forest By 2020... | The Landscape Café | Scoop.it
China has announced, via a United Nations report, that it will be covering nearly a quarter of the country with forests by 2020.  The plan is to turn China into an "ecological civilization" and function as a model for future building projects.

“The outdated view that man can conquer nat
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New online course introduces students to the "wicked problems" facing people and the environment

New online course introduces students to the "wicked problems" facing people and the environment | The Landscape Café | Scoop.it
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in cooperation with Concordia University in Montreal will launch a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) called “Wicked Problems, Dynamic Solutions: The Ecosystem Approach and Systems Thinking.” The course includes 40 hours of learning, introducing students to the basic concepts of the ecosystem and systems thinking approach to understanding human societies and their impacts on the natural world.
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The memory of a river

The memory of a river | The Landscape Café | Scoop.it

"If you measure the contours of a river valley with Lidar (like radar with lasers), you get a beautiful map of all the historical river channels."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, December 29, 2015 6:39 PM

This particular image is fantastic for teaching about geomorphology and river systems.  Students can 'see' the historical layers of a meandering stream winding it's way across the landscape.  Here's a meandering stream image (Willamette River, Oregon) that shows the dynamism of fluvial processes quite nicely.

 

Tags physical, fluvial, geomorphology, erosion, landscape.

YEC Geo's curator insight, January 19, 2016 4:58 PM

Very impressive.

Sylvain Rotillon's curator insight, January 29, 2016 3:42 AM

For the beauty of this picture. Follow the link to see the ancient courses of Mississippi River, I had once the idea to draw maps of the lower course of the Loue River in France not in a scientific purpose, but just for a kind of fractal art.

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homes of artists and their studios – the home, studio and art of French large scale flower artist Claire Basler

homes of artists and their studios – the home, studio and art of French large scale flower artist Claire Basler | The Landscape Café | Scoop.it
I first came across the art, home and studio of French artist Claire Basler in Elle Deco back in 2010 when she was living in an amazing old ironworks on the outskirts of Paris...   Since then she has moved to a chateau, Castle Beauvoir, with her partner Pierre where she works on her wonderful…
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When Wasps Are Given Colored Paper, They Build Rainbow Nests

When Wasps Are Given Colored Paper, They Build Rainbow Nests | The Landscape Café | Scoop.it
A biology student realised that by giving wasps different colored paper over time, the insects would eventually construct their own rainbow-colored houses.
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China Danxia Landform...Paint palate of God

China Danxia is the name given in China to landscapes developed on continental red terrigenous sedimentary beds influenced by endogenous forces (includin
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How millions of trees brought a broken landscape back to life

How millions of trees brought a broken landscape back to life | The Landscape Café | Scoop.it
After 25 years, the decision to site the National Forest amid derelict coal and quarry workings has borne spectacular fruit
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Trees talk to each other and recognize their offspring

Trees talk to each other and recognize their offspring | The Landscape Café | Scoop.it
The Lorax might have spoken for the trees, but it turns out that trees can speak for themselves. At least to other trees, that is.
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Snow falls in the Sahara desert for the first time in nearly 40 years

Snow falls in the Sahara desert for the first time in nearly 40 years | The Landscape Café | Scoop.it
An amateur photographer has captured rare and beautiful images of the first snowfall in the Sahara desert for nearly 40 years. Karim Bouchetata photographed the fleeting scene on Monday in the small Algerian town of Ain Sefra, which lies in the Atlas Mountains on the northern edge of the desert.
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Codex Seraphinianus: History’s Most Bizarre and Beautiful Encyclopedia, Brought Back to Life

Codex Seraphinianus: History’s Most Bizarre and Beautiful Encyclopedia, Brought Back to Life | The Landscape Café | Scoop.it
"You see what you want to see. You might think it’s speaking to you, but it’s just your imagination."

In 1976, Italian artist, archit
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Artist Spends Year Alone In Forest Creating Organic Works Of Art | TIMEWHEEL

Artist Spends Year Alone In Forest Creating Organic Works Of Art | TIMEWHEEL | The Landscape Café | Scoop.it
Sculptural artist Spencer Byles demonstrates his passion for creation in a very unique, organic way. Having spent every day for over
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I Spend Days On Bridges To Take Images Of Vendors

I Spend Days On Bridges To Take Images Of Vendors | The Landscape Café | Scoop.it
I spend hours and hours on a couple of bridges in Hanoi waiting for vendors to pass by to show the beauty, symmetry, and art street vendors create every day
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The most incredible microscope images of 2016 reveal a beautiful, hidden universe

The most incredible microscope images of 2016 reveal a beautiful, hidden universe | The Landscape Café | Scoop.it
Nikon Small World awards microscope photographer cash prizes for their best microscope pictures each year, and 2016 has brought some truly beautiful images.
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Paris allows anyone to plant an urban garden

Paris allows anyone to plant an urban garden | The Landscape Café | Scoop.it
The Paris city council passed a law allowing locals to obtain permits to garden public spaces in an effort to add more greenery to the city.
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Biomimicry in action

Biomimicry in action | The Landscape Café | Scoop.it
Janine Benyus has a message for inventors: When solving a design problem, look to nature first. There you'll find inspired designs for making things waterproof, aerodynamic, solar-powered and more. Here she reveals dozens of new products that take their cue from nature with spectacular results.
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Interconnectivity Tree Research Project - HeartMath Institute

Interconnectivity Tree Research Project - HeartMath Institute | The Landscape Café | Scoop.it
Interconnectivity Tree Research Project Why are we so in awe of the old oak and the ancient redwood tree? Why does sitting beneath a spreading sycamore feel like a spiritual experience? HeartMath’s scientists have focused especially on oak and redwood trees as they seek answers to a number of questions. For instance, given our close …
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Biodegradable algae water bottles provide a green alternative to plastic

Biodegradable algae water bottles provide a green alternative to plastic | The Landscape Café | Scoop.it
Iceland Academy of the Arts student Ari Jónsson premiered an algae water bottle made from agar at DesignMarch. The bottle biodegrades when the user is finished, minimizing plastic pollution.
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Naturally striped Antarctic icebergs are almost too beautiful to be real

Naturally striped Antarctic icebergs are almost too beautiful to be real | The Landscape Café | Scoop.it
Although they look Photoshopped, the gorgeously striped icebergs around the Antarctic are very real—formed by years of high-pressure compression.
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Seoul Transforms a Freeway Into A River and Public Park

Seoul Transforms a Freeway Into A River and Public Park | The Landscape Café | Scoop.it
A stream was buried in the heart of Seoul for 30 years under an elevated highway until it was uncovered and turned into an urban park.
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Stunning ginkgo tree in China drops an ocean of golden leaves

Stunning ginkgo tree in China drops an ocean of golden leaves | The Landscape Café | Scoop.it
Thousands of people for all over China have traveled to see a Ginkgo that has dropped its stunning leaves, creating a shimmering carpet of gold.
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