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The Sleeping Camel Hosts An Indian Summer Squall, Lynda Hawryluk Aug 2013

The Sleeping Camel Hosts An Indian Summer Squall, Lynda Hawryluk

Dr Lynda Hawryluk

A collaboration of writers and artists led to the writing of a poetic tribute to Peter Indans’ work and subsequently his legacy, in the poem The Sleeping Camel hosts an Indian summer squall. The discussion here has as its’ focus the relationship between writers, artists and the landscapes they explore in their chosen medium.


Vistas In Common: Sharing Stories About Heritage Landscapes, Angela Labrador Dec 2010

Vistas In Common: Sharing Stories About Heritage Landscapes, Angela Labrador

Angela M Labrador

Rural communities in the United States have faced mounting pressure to develop their local economies in ways that threaten their historic agrarian landscapes and cultural practices. However, these communities are often wary of, if not hostile to, top–down approaches to historic preservation and landscape conservation. Community-engaged heritage protection strategies shift the focus from managing cultural and natural heritage as discrete resources to envisioning heritage and its protection as a form of community development. This paper presents a case study from rural New England in which the intergenerational sharing of narratives about heritage landscapes moves beyond simply commemorating the past ...


Playing With Landscape: Social Process And Spatial Form In Video Games, Michael Longan Mar 2008

Playing With Landscape: Social Process And Spatial Form In Video Games, Michael Longan

Michael W Longan

Video games not only incorporate representations of landscapes, they are themselves a form of landscape representation that communicates ideas about how the world is and how it should be. Like traditional forms of landscape representation, video games use tricks of perspective and realistic graphics to represent real world places or to create worlds that appear to be real. Through their interactivity, video games also give their players a sense of power and control over the spatial form of the landscape. However, unlike traditional forms of landscape representation, video games offer opportunities to subjectively enter the space of the game and ...