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The Billion Object Platform (Bop): A System To Lower Barriers To Support Big, Streaming, Spatio-Temporal Data Sources, Devika Kakkar, Ben Lewis, David Smiley, Ariel Nunez Sep 2017

The Billion Object Platform (Bop): A System To Lower Barriers To Support Big, Streaming, Spatio-Temporal Data Sources, Devika Kakkar, Ben Lewis, David Smiley, Ariel Nunez

Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial (FOSS4G) Conference Proceedings

With funding from the Sloan Foundation and Harvard Dataverse, the Harvard Center for Geographic Analysis (CGA) has developed a big spatio-temporal data visualization platform called the Billion Object Platform or "BOP". The goal of the project is to lower barriers for scholars who wish to access large, streaming, spatio-temporal datasets. Since once archived, streaming data gets big fast, and since most GIS systems don't support interactive visualization of millions of objects, a new platform was needed. The BOP is loaded with the latest billion geo-tweets and is fed a real-time stream of about 1 million tweets per day. The ...


Desert Pool {If Every Desert Was Once A Sea}, Karen Miranda Abel Sep 2017

Desert Pool {If Every Desert Was Once A Sea}, Karen Miranda Abel

The Goose

Desert Pool {If every desert was once a sea} is a site-specific art project by Canadian artist Karen Miranda Abel completed in 2016 while artist-in-residence at Joya: arte + ecología, an arts-led research centre situated in an alpine desert within a national park in southern Spain. The elemental installation represents an envisioning of the ancient sea that occupied the Sierra de María-Los Vélez Natural Park millions of years before the current desert ecology, a time when its highest mountain peaks may have been islands.


Wilderness On The Page, John Steffler Sep 2017

Wilderness On The Page, John Steffler

The Goose

This essay explores the role that literature can play in a rethinking of Western culture's relationship with the natural environment.


Review Of A Companion To The Works Of Kim Scott By Belinda Wheeler (Ed.), Jose-Carlos Redondo-Olmedilla Sep 2017

Review Of A Companion To The Works Of Kim Scott By Belinda Wheeler (Ed.), Jose-Carlos Redondo-Olmedilla

The Goose

A review on the book A Companion to the Works of Kim Scott edited by Belinda Wheeler.


Walking As Ontological Shifter: Thoughts In The Key Of Life, Bibi (Silvina) Calderaro Sep 2017

Walking As Ontological Shifter: Thoughts In The Key Of Life, Bibi (Silvina) Calderaro

All Graduate Works by Year: Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

With walking as ontological shifter I pursue an alternative to the dominant modernist episteme that offers either/or onto-epistemologies of opposition and their reifying engagements. I propose this type of walking is an intentional turning towards a set of radical positions that, as integrative aesthetic and therapeutic practice, brings multiplicity and synchronicity to experience and being in an expanded sociality. This practice facilitates the conditions of possibility for recurring points of contact between the interiority perceived as ‘body’ and the exteriority perceived as ‘world.’ While making evident the self’s at once incoherence with it-self, it opens to a space ...


Responding To A Racist Climate: An Editorial, Paul Huebener, Amanda M. Di Battista Aug 2017

Responding To A Racist Climate: An Editorial, Paul Huebener, Amanda M. Di Battista

The Goose

Editorial introduction to The Goose Volume 16, Issue 1 (2017).


Literary Exposures For An Ecological Age, Christy Call Aug 2017

Literary Exposures For An Ecological Age, Christy Call

The Goose

This paper argues that exposures through literature to human fragility and vulnerability, which are default modes of life within the relational collective on-page, rehearse critical engagements for life off-page during a time of climate change.


No Time To Defend The Pre-Post-Truth World, Richard Pickard Aug 2017

No Time To Defend The Pre-Post-Truth World, Richard Pickard

The Goose

As much as the "post-truth" needs to be challenged and countered, the humanities can play a crucial role in keeping alive the understanding that the pre-post-truth world ought not to be conserved, but transformed positively. After all, this was a world marked by accelerating anthropogenic climate change, by ongoing and transforming colonialism, by racism as a structural pillar, by misogyny and sexism. The environmental humanities must retain their historic radical mission, and they will founder if they surrender such a potential.


Defending Truths, Restoring Worlds, Bart H. Welling Aug 2017

Defending Truths, Restoring Worlds, Bart H. Welling

The Goose

The "post" in "post-truth" is premature, and also assigns too much importance to Brexit and the victory of Donald Trump in the US. Worst of all, it can foster the impression that people like Brexit voters and Trump supporters are irredeemably exiled in "alternative fact" bubbles beyond the reach of science, rational thought, and common decency. We have to find ways to work productively with these kinds of citizens, instead of merely condemning them, if we want to trigger both a worldwide alternative energy revolution and the revolution in politics and economics that a truly just and sustainable energy transition ...


What Rises Above The White Noise: The Possibility Of Hearing Truth In A Post-Truth World, Harriet Fraser, Rob Fraser Aug 2017

What Rises Above The White Noise: The Possibility Of Hearing Truth In A Post-Truth World, Harriet Fraser, Rob Fraser

The Goose

This installation in a valley in the UK’s Lake District National Park taps into the idea of communication, the problem of apparent fact and post-truth, and which voices are being heard when it comes to standing up for the environment. In consideration of post-truth and the confusion between fact and fiction, particularly with regard to issues about environment, this art installation explores the possibility of clarity in voices that are heard above the white noise of facts, partial truths and information overload. It is a site-specific installation, created around a single tree and a rapidly flowing river in the ...


Reading Speculative Futures In A Post-Truth World, Rachel Webb Jekanowski Aug 2017

Reading Speculative Futures In A Post-Truth World, Rachel Webb Jekanowski

The Goose

Faced with the threat of a “post-truth” world and a widening chasm of exchange between climate change deniers and environmentalists, I argue that future-orientated literary and media speculative fictions—which I term “speculative futures”—offer a means of building lines of communication across social and political divisions. This thought piece on “The Environmental Humanities in a Post-Truth World” mediates upon the potentiality of speculative futures as theory, social bridge-building, and pedagogical tool. Speculative fictions (especially those that address environmental justice, and anti-colonial and feminist politics) use storytelling and future imaginaries to challenge political falsehoods and imagine more ecological, de-colonized futures.


(Another) Battle In The Clouds, Mél Hogan Aug 2017

(Another) Battle In The Clouds, Mél Hogan

The Goose

At age ten, in 1918, Rachel Carson entered a writing contest and won. In "Battle in the Clouds", Carson wrote about the sky as a battlefield, where a soldier’s life is momentarily spared because of an act of bravery undeniable even by his enemies. They watch in awe and admiration rather than shoot. For my reimagining of the present as womb rather than grave, I reflect on the current use of the cloud in “cloud computing” to discuss the role of the internet and its material infrastructures in shaping earthly possibilities. I imagine the pace and place of awe ...


The Child To Come: Life After The Human Catastrophe By Rebekah Sheldon, Nathan Tebokkel Aug 2017

The Child To Come: Life After The Human Catastrophe By Rebekah Sheldon, Nathan Tebokkel

The Goose

Review of Rebekah Sheldon's The Child to Come: Life after the Human Catastrophe.


Boundary Layer: Exploring The Genius Between Worlds By Kem Luther, Mary H. Scriver Rev. Aug 2017

Boundary Layer: Exploring The Genius Between Worlds By Kem Luther, Mary H. Scriver Rev.

The Goose

Review of Kem Luther's Boundary Layer: Exploring the Genius Between Worlds.


From The Tundra To The Trenches By Eddy Weetaltuk, Vivian M. Hansen Aug 2017

From The Tundra To The Trenches By Eddy Weetaltuk, Vivian M. Hansen

The Goose

Review of Eddy Weetaltuk's From the Tundra to the Trenches.


Qigong Dancer, Andrea L. Nicki Aug 2017

Qigong Dancer, Andrea L. Nicki

The Goose

Poetry by Andrea L. Nicki


Three Poems, Maureen Scott Harris Aug 2017

Three Poems, Maureen Scott Harris

The Goose

Poetry by Maureen Scott Harris


Escargatoire, Simon Orpana Aug 2017

Escargatoire, Simon Orpana

The Goose

Poetry by Simon Orpana


Littoral, Robie Liscomb Aug 2017

Littoral, Robie Liscomb

The Goose

Poetry by Robie Liscomb


Three Poems, Madison P. Jones Iv Aug 2017

Three Poems, Madison P. Jones Iv

The Goose

Poetry by Madison Jones


Singing Meadow: The Adventure Of Creating A Country Home By Peri Phillips Mcquay, Randy Lee Cutler Aug 2017

Singing Meadow: The Adventure Of Creating A Country Home By Peri Phillips Mcquay, Randy Lee Cutler

The Goose

Review of Peri Phillips McQuay's Singing Meadow: The Adventure of Creating a Country Home.


The Once And Future Great Lakes Country: An Ecological History By John L. Riley, Deborah C. Bowen Aug 2017

The Once And Future Great Lakes Country: An Ecological History By John L. Riley, Deborah C. Bowen

The Goose

Review of John L. Riley's The Once and Future Great Lakes Country: An Ecological History.


Creaturely Love: How Desire Makes Us More And Less Than Human By Dominic Pettman, Gina M. Granter Aug 2017

Creaturely Love: How Desire Makes Us More And Less Than Human By Dominic Pettman, Gina M. Granter

The Goose

Review of Dominic Pettman's Creaturely Love: How Desire Makes Us More and Less than Human.


Otolith By Emily Nilsen, Christine Lowther Aug 2017

Otolith By Emily Nilsen, Christine Lowther

The Goose

Review of Emily Nilsen's Otolith.


Acoustic Signatures Of Habitat Types In The Miombo Woodlands Of Western Tanzania, Sheryl Vanessa Amorocho, Dante Francomano, Kristen M. Bellisario, Ben Gottesman, Bryan C. Pijanowski Aug 2017

Acoustic Signatures Of Habitat Types In The Miombo Woodlands Of Western Tanzania, Sheryl Vanessa Amorocho, Dante Francomano, Kristen M. Bellisario, Ben Gottesman, Bryan C. Pijanowski

The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Symposium

The Miombo Woodlands of Tanzania comprise several habitat types that are home to a great number of flora and fauna. Understanding their responses to increasing human disturbance is important for conservation, especially in places where people depend so directly on their local ecosystem services to survive. Soundscapes are a powerful approach to study complex biomes undergoing change. The sounds emitted by soniferous fauna characterize the acoustic profile of the landscapes they inhabit such that habitats with the highest acoustic abundance are considered as the most diverse and possibly more ecologically resilient. However, acoustic variability within similar habitat types may pose ...


Deep Salt Water By Marianne Apostolides, Jenna Gersie Aug 2017

Deep Salt Water By Marianne Apostolides, Jenna Gersie

The Goose

Review of Marianne Apostolide's Deep Salt Water.


The Moth Snowstorm By Michael Mccarthy, Joanna Streetly Aug 2017

The Moth Snowstorm By Michael Mccarthy, Joanna Streetly

The Goose

Review of Michael McCarthy's The Moth Snowstorm.


Barking & Biting: The Poetry Of Sina Queyras Selected By Erin Wunker, Jenny Kerber Aug 2017

Barking & Biting: The Poetry Of Sina Queyras Selected By Erin Wunker, Jenny Kerber

The Goose

Review of Erin Wunker's (ed.) Barking & Biting: The Poetry of Sina Queyras.


Ice Bear: The Cultural History Of An Arctic Icon By Michael Engelhard, Geneviève Pigeon Aug 2017

Ice Bear: The Cultural History Of An Arctic Icon By Michael Engelhard, Geneviève Pigeon

The Goose

Review of Michael Engelhard's Ice Bear: The Cultural History of an Arctic Icon.


Emergent Ecologies By Eben Kirksey, Cheryl Lousley Aug 2017

Emergent Ecologies By Eben Kirksey, Cheryl Lousley

The Goose

Review of Emergent Ecologies by Eben Kirksey.