On my 27th birthday, I vowed to reclaim more of my life. Two months later, I'm sticking to it. I've begun journaling again & working through more paper ideas by putting pen to paper. By the end of this holiday break, I'll have prepared three papers for conference & planned a new course. I'll also have fully settled into our new house, getting back to baking bread & watching movies with my husband in our new living room. I'm going to spend as many hours enjoying those LED Christmas lights as I can. Here are some things I've been enjoying lately:
- Master's student Frances Lu did a really interesting project in Le Havre, "Le Havre: The Value of Inbetween Space." Overall, Landscape Interface Studio is a fun place to click around.
- Which reminds me: IU-Bloomington is hosting the 9th annual Landscape, Space, & Place Conference in February. Unfortunately, I'll be missing it, as it overlaps with DOPE. There's still time to submit a paper; the deadline is Jan. 18. E-mail me if you'd like to see the CFP.
- Cameron Kunzelman create a fun game called "Zizek Dress Up," & Critical Theory wrote about it. Check it out here, then follow Critical Theory on Twitter.
- I would never have expected Eva Longoria & Eric Schlosser to do anything together, but the dynamic duo came together to produce Food Chains. Let's all add watching this to the holiday break to-do list.
- Around the holidays, we all start talking about dreams, love, & feeding the world. Here are two of my favorites so far this holiday season (that are not invoking holiday spirit): UC Berkeley's news center asks, "Can organic crops compete with industrial agriculture?" My Modern Met featured Power Hungry, an art project that shows what those with/out power eat in different contexts. It's a powerful message that's beautifully constructed.