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November 2022

Media of Extraction and Abstraction – Hanna Rose Shell

November 2 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
2135 SSMS Building, SSMS Building
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-4010 United States
Hannah Rose Shell

“Media of Extraction and Abstraction” begins with a discussion of the medium of clothing, more specifically of textile waste; its industrial reprocessing shaped forms of meaning and me­­dia making in the late 19th and early twentieth centuries. The talk then turns to the nexus of industrial mining and solar astrophysics, excavating the space – literal and figurative, aesthetic and technological – of the so-called Climax High Altitude Observatory. Built on the Continental Divide at 11,500 feet above sea level, on…

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