Baked Alaska: Hope in the Time of Disaster

This essay is adapted from an assignment in the Colby College course Environmental Humanities: Stories of Crisis and Resilience, taught by Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Environmental Humanities Christopher Walker.  The exhibition Occupy Colby featured

Food Phreaking Issue 04: Seeds

Artists Zackery Denfeld and Cathrine Kramer of The Center for Genomic Gastronomy are two of the artists behind the SEED-O-MATIC, the world’s slowest vending machine, which dispenses unique seeds with

SEED-O-MATIC: Inside Fedco Seeds

The SEED-O-MATIC is a vending machine that sells seeds and the soil needed to grow them. This fall, the machine was stocked with the help of Betsy Garrold and Roberta Bailey of

Art in Conversation with Climate Change: Anthropological Reflections

Ethnography and art can be forms of storytelling. Both can surface hidden patterns, invisible undercurrents, and fraught dimensions of life, revealing uncomfortable truths and subjugated knowledges. How does ethnography speak

Below the Surface: Maya Lin and “Becoming-With” Nature

This essay is adapted from an assignment in the Colby College course Environmental Humanities: Stories of Crisis and Resilience, taught by Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Environmental Humanities Christopher Walker.  Maya Lin’s Interrupted River: Penobscot