Mapping Meaning

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  • Mapping Meaning

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  • Mapping Meaning is an ongoing project bringing together artists, scientists and scholars to engage topics of the environment through interdisciplinary exchange. Inspired by a photograph from 1918 depicting an all-female survey crew, the second conference brought together 17 women and took place this summer. This session will utilize Mapping Meaning as a case study and in particular look at the theme of this year’s conference, “ecotone.” Defined as a transitional zone between two communities, ecotone speaks to ecologies in tension. This will be used as a metaphor for considering transitions currently taking place with regard to ecology, technology and culture.

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