Event Title

Ecological Aesthetics: Artful Tactics for Humans, Nature, and Politics

Mentor 1

Nathaniel Stern

Location

Union 340

Start Date

28-4-2017 12:20 PM

Description

As Nathaniel Stern, author of "Ecological Aesthetics: Artful tactics for humans, nature, and politics states, "...here people and peoples are continuously emergent with their conceptual and material environments, are part of intricate, complex and ongoing assemblages; "we," in other words, are always more than the boundaries of what we know, or feel, or make. The best of this artwork frames and amplifies who and how we are - matter, people, things, ideas, all together - and more importantly how we could be, in and with and as those relations." In the time of this semester, I have been helping to edit this book with the aim to help re-order its sections, as well as input/edit glossary terms throughout the sections, and finally, create its index. Up to now we have been exploring variations of orders that may best communicate content, as well as its aura, and that may most successfully encourage and support the personal journey of the audiences that will come in contact with the book. Hence, this book is one that introduces meanings, concepts, and ideas for the very first time; it plays with the reader's sense of exploration and tactically encourages one to self-expand, and consider the book as more than merely a physical object. I have found it to be rhythmic and beautiful, a prose in itself right from section one; it is personable and uses adequate references to reinforce and expand upon notions; it allows and encourages room for thought and wonder (as well as even wander, for its artist's accounts may intrigue the reader, enough to physically go about and explore); the book is an affectual artwork itself--it pulls reactions from realizations to statements that resonate with the idea of ecology under a different state of mind, even a re-thinking and re-learning of thought.

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Apr 28th, 12:20 PM

Ecological Aesthetics: Artful Tactics for Humans, Nature, and Politics

Union 340

As Nathaniel Stern, author of "Ecological Aesthetics: Artful tactics for humans, nature, and politics states, "...here people and peoples are continuously emergent with their conceptual and material environments, are part of intricate, complex and ongoing assemblages; "we," in other words, are always more than the boundaries of what we know, or feel, or make. The best of this artwork frames and amplifies who and how we are - matter, people, things, ideas, all together - and more importantly how we could be, in and with and as those relations." In the time of this semester, I have been helping to edit this book with the aim to help re-order its sections, as well as input/edit glossary terms throughout the sections, and finally, create its index. Up to now we have been exploring variations of orders that may best communicate content, as well as its aura, and that may most successfully encourage and support the personal journey of the audiences that will come in contact with the book. Hence, this book is one that introduces meanings, concepts, and ideas for the very first time; it plays with the reader's sense of exploration and tactically encourages one to self-expand, and consider the book as more than merely a physical object. I have found it to be rhythmic and beautiful, a prose in itself right from section one; it is personable and uses adequate references to reinforce and expand upon notions; it allows and encourages room for thought and wonder (as well as even wander, for its artist's accounts may intrigue the reader, enough to physically go about and explore); the book is an affectual artwork itself--it pulls reactions from realizations to statements that resonate with the idea of ecology under a different state of mind, even a re-thinking and re-learning of thought.