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On making sense : some recent investigations in time, metaphor, and ecology

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dc.contributor.author Badger, Gina Elizabeth Eleanor en_US
dc.contributor.other Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-08-30T15:39:28Z
dc.date.available 2011-08-30T15:39:28Z
dc.date.issued 2010 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/65473
dc.description Thesis (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Architecture, 2010. en_US
dc.description "June 2010." Vita. Cataloged from PDF version of thesis. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 99-100). en_US
dc.description.abstract A two-part text in which the author ultimately proposes the metaphorical artistic methodology of making sense, and articulates its role in radical ecological projects. The author discusses the body of work produced for her thesis, Rates of Accumulation. With sound as its primary medium, this work turns around the ecological history of the Eastern oyster. Rates of Accumulation is presented as a four-channel sound installation, accompanied by a large-scale drawing and a video, and as an FM broadcast radiating from a temporary radio station inside the Little Red Lighthouse on the Hudson River. With the charismatic figure of the oyster as a touchstone, Rates of Accumulation abstracts, translates and ultimately aims to recast moments in the ecological history of North America's East Coast. The author's methodological framework is used to position her thesis work in relation to radical ecological projects. Making sense is a metaphorical process extrapolated from the familiar literary device, whereby meanings and associations are transferred from one object or context to another. The key operations of transfer, translation and abstraction are elaborated upon through Rates of Accumulation, past work, and select examples from the land art tradition. The author's analysis of metaphorical methodologies allows her to further stake out the role of artmaking in radical ecology, and in particular, its investment in historical projects. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Gina Elizabeth Eleanor Badger. en_US
dc.format.extent 100 p. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology en_US
dc.relation.requires DVD-ROM contains supplementary materials. en_US
dc.rights M.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission. en_US
dc.rights.uri http://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582 en_US
dc.subject Architecture. en_US
dc.title On making sense : some recent investigations in time, metaphor, and ecology en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree S.M. en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture. en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 745059869 en_US


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