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Field Notes from Art + Environment Conference: Day 3

The Art + Environment Conference culminated in a six-hour desert excursion to Pyramid Lake, led by Ralph Burns and Ben Aleck of the Paiute Reservation. Pyramid Lake is remote yet connected to regional struggles over water rights, a history of military use that continues to shape environmental issues, and a catastrophic drop in level due to local agriculture. Situated at…

Field Notes from the Art + Environment Conference: Day 1

Artists, scientists, designers, and writers converged last night in Reno, NV to launch Nevada Museum of Art’s Art + Environment Conference. The guests included: Vito Acconci, Matt Coolidge (the CLUI), Chris Drury, Fritz Haeg, Michael Light, W.J.T. Mitchell, Geoff Manaugh (Bldgblog). For three days (Oct. 2-4), scientists and artists come together to cross-pollinate aesthetic experience with scientific methods and tools….