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Important article from Nature on the importance of looking at non-native, hybrid, “impure” ecosystems: Ragamuffin Earth (July 2009).

Excerpted:

Most ecologists and conservationists would describe this forest in scientific jargon as ‘degraded’, ‘heavily invaded’ or perhaps ‘anthropogenic’. Less formally, they might term it a ‘trash ecosystem’. After all, what is it but a bunch of weeds, dominated by aggressive invaders, and almost all introduced by humans? It might as well be a city dump.

 
Rand Paul believes people can do what they want with their mountains. (satellite image of a mountaintop removal site in Mud River, West Virginia from thinkprogress.org)

Rand Paul believes people can do what they want with their mountains. (satellite image of a mountaintop removal site in Mud River, West Virginia from thinkprogress.org)

Words from Mr Paul on Kentucky coal mining:

 
People: Marina Zurkow
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eteam based 1.1 Acre Flat Screen on a piece of Utah desert they bought in September, 2002 on ebay. Their work investigates the difference between real and computer-generated mirages and dreams, possibilities of ownership and ways of improving the land. After a year of actual and virtual activities and improvements, the land still looks the same. But is it the same? How is the value of the lot-as a piece of land, as part of an artwork, as the ground for an artwork-measured? A public auction held at Eyebeam on Nov. 13 at 8pm, determined if they've succeeded in their efforts to convince a future investor of a promising, prosperous future in that area.

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eteam Franziska Lamprecht and Hajoe Moderegger met in 1996 in Weimar, Germany. From 1997-99 they have been working in collaboration with Harry Sachs and Franz Hoefner, creating pieces such as Dixiland and Aktivposten. In 1999 they moved from Germany to New York, where they collaborated from 2000-02 with Daniel Seiple, realizing performative installations at the WTC as part of the LMCC's WorldViews Studio program. Since 2002, they have continued their collaboration as a two-person collaborative under the name eteam.

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People: Franziska Lamprecht, Hajoe Moderegger
Tags: 1.1 Acre Flat Screen, eteam, land, utah
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