Just a quick plug for what looks like a fantastic new blog.
Imageo: Imagery, Imagination, Earth, hosted on the website of Discover Magazine, is the brainchild of Tom Yulsman (Twitter handle: @yulsman), who teaches in the School of Journalism & Mass Communication and serves as co-director of the Center for Environmental Journalism at the University of Colorado at Boulder (my own former and greatly missed institution).
The purpose of the blog will be to join the scientific study and comprehension of the massive transformations of the environment in the Anthropocene Epoch with the numerous visual technologies that capture and translate these transformations in various ways–not just photography but data visualization, graphic art, and other media. Here is Yulsman’s initial statement of purpose from his first post, which features the stunning environmental art of David Thomas Smith:
ImaGeo will focus on spectacular visuals related to the science of our planet, with an emphasis (although not an exclusive one) on the unfolding Anthropocene Epoch. Its focal point will be on imagery — from remote sensing, to computer simulations, to photography (some of it my own). But ImaGeo will also feature explanation and interpretation. Its mission will be to provide a compelling visual experience, and a deeper understanding of our planet’s natural systems, how Earth has evolved, and how it continues to change, most especially under our influence…my goal here is to help people recognize a discomfiting but ultimately empowering fact: We don’t stand apart from nature; we are a veritable force of nature.
Definitely a blog to pay attention to, and as a former and devoted Boulderite I’m delighted to recommend it to readers of Burnable Books.
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