Tuesday
Aug302016

Training structure research flow map

Monday
Aug152016

Incendiary Traces: Pt. Mugu

Pictures taken in June, 2016 on a hike to Pt. Mugu with Incendiary Traces a project developed by Hillary Mushkin and Jena Lee. From the Incendiary Traces website: "Incendiary Traces is a conceptually driven, collectively generated art and research project that explores the political facets of representing landscape. Incendiary Traces hosts a series of outdoor drawing events in different locations starting in Southern California, from the border between the U.S. and Mexico to San Clemente Island and beyond."

I used the opportunity to test out using a spotting scope rig that I'm figuring out how to use in my photography. For those who care about such things, it's a Celestron C70 Mini Mak Spotting Scope mounted to a Sony a6000 mirrorless body with a bunch of adapters. It's a set-up frequently called "digiscoping" in the birding community but which is technically known as afocal photography.

These photographs are in fact each composites of two photographs taken from the same position at different focus points.


For more on my work with Incendiary Traces, also read my 2015 article for KCET's Artbound, "Machines for Training: Military Performance and Embodied Knowledge". For more digiscoping, see some of my other tests.
Saturday
Jul302016

Training structure research


U.S. Marines with Bravo company, 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa build a human ladder to overcome a wall obstacle during a team building event aboard the National Commando Training Center, France. Photo: U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Kassie L. McDole/released.

Context

These notes relate to my 2015 article for KCET's Artbound, "Machines for Training: Military Performance and Embodied Knowledge". I'm thinking of some kind of follow up piece that looks at the architecture of training structures, and I'm thinking that one way into that piece might be to focus on the structures themselves. These are links to stories about these structures.

I'm experimenting here with exposing web research that I have collected into bookmarks folders using XMarks, a cross-browser plugin. This list updates live as I add new content.

Notes

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Saturday
Jul302016

Gaza tunnels research

Context

I'm interested in underground structures. This comes out of an interest in caving, in urban exploration, in confined space rescue, in mouse-holing and "walking through walls" in warfare. These are links to stories about tunnels in Gaza.

I'm experimenting here with exposing web research that I have collected into bookmarks folders using XMarks, a cross-browser plugin. This list updates live as I add new content.

Notes

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Saturday
Jul302016

Drug tunnels research

Context

I'm interested in underground structures. This comes out of an interest in caving, in urban exploration, in confined space rescue, in mouse-holing and "walking through walls" in warfare. These are links to stories about tunnels created for drug smuggling on the U.S./Mexico border.

I'm experimenting here with exposing web research that I have collected into bookmarks folders using XMarks, a cross-browser plugin. This list updates live as I add new content.

Notes

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