The technicality and constructedness of our view of the world

Progressive Geographies

Geoff Manaugh of BLDGBLOG has a new edited collection coming out – lots of images available at the blog.

Landscape-Futuresfinal-1Ground-penetrating radar used to map buried cities. Ghost tectonic plates subsiding beneath the American West, revealed by seismic tomography. Lensless cameras that measure WiFi networks to see through walls. Laser-jamming dazzle devices. Retroreflective prisms on the moon. These and other instruments reveal the strange and often unexpected landscapes invisibly present all around us.
Landscape Futures: Instruments, Devices and Architectural Inventions, edited by Geoff Manaugh, based on his exhibition of the same name at the Nevada Museum of Art, explores the future of landscape studies by way of the technical intermediaries the instruments, devices and architectural inventions through which humans have come to understand the built and natural environments.From autonomous tools for remote archaeology to radio telescopes scanning electromagnetic events in space, by way of colorful mechanisms allowing children to experience…

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