The Function of the Studio (when the studio is a laptop) via Art Lies

Brooding, solitary and usually male, the trope of “the artist in the studio” has existed in multiple iterations throughout the history of art. From Rembrandt’s workshop to the twentieth-century Parisian studios… Read it here.

Climate Threatens Species at Every Altitude via NYTimes

Scientists say that thousands of small species will be vulnerable as temperatures rise because they can’t easily move to cooler ground. Above, the long-tailed widow bird. You can read it here.

Artist-activist Andrea Bowers arrested in tree-sitting protest in Arcadia via LA Times

Andrea Bowers may be known for making textured artwork about prickly issues, like immigration fatalities, abortion rights, and the demographics of AIDS, but now she has crossed over from artist to activist, opines Jori Finkel in the Los Angeles Times.

Cyberspace When You’re Dead via NYTimes Magazine

Creepy but utterly fascinating. Read it here.

5,000 Blackbirds dead in Arkanas via NY Times

The Wilderness Below Your Feet via NY Times

Erling Kagge led an expedition that revealed an entirely new way of understanding the city.

Cloudscapes by Transsolar and Tetsuo Kondo via Flavorwire

One of the most talked about installations at the 12th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice was Cloudscapes. Japanese architect Tetsuo Kondo and a German climate engineering firmTranssolar came together to put a cloud in a large interior space called the Corderie, a 316-meter-long space where ropes for Venetian ships were made.

Decades Later, Searching for the Rescuers – via NYTimes

Racing to Find Aviators Entombed in Ice

On Smithson’s Tour of the Monuments of Passaic, New Jersey – By Luc Sante

One Saturday in September 1967, Robert Smithson, equipped with a Kodak Instamatic and a copy of Brian Aldiss’ science-fiction novel Earthworks, took a No. 30 bus out of Port Authority, bound for Passaic, New Jersey… Original article here:

Edward Abbey Cont. -via Cold Splinters

A good man named Eric Temple has a couple of great Edward Abbey videos that he’s uploaded on Vimeo for our viewing pleasure…