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Antennae, Issue 10

Posted by lisagbrown on June 21, 2009

Please visit Antennae‘s website to download (for free!!) the newest issue of the ever-wonderful Antennae: The Journal of Nature in Visual Culture. The theme of the issue is heat. As Giovanni Aloi, the journal’s editor-in-chief, explains:

This issue of Antennae is fully dedicated to climate change. “Heat” pieces together a selection of artists’ responses to climate changes as experienced in different geographical, social and cultural realities. In doing so, we have tried to evenly divide our attention through a range of issues related to and departing from global warming.

Also, towards the end of the issue, please check out my interview with Geralyn Pezanoski, the director of MINE, an incredible documentary about the fate of companion animals during hurricane Katrina.

Antennae Issue 10

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Frogs: The Thin Green Line

Posted by lisagbrown on April 3, 2009

Just over a year ago, I wrote a post about Allison Argo’s Crash: A Tale of Two Species, a film about shorebirds and horseshoe crabs. I’m happy to say that Allison’s unique perspective on animals is back, this time on behalf of frogs. Frogs: The Thin Green Line premieres this Sunday, April 5th, at 8PM on PBS (check your local listings). As Allison explains in this sure-to-be stunning visual feast, dozens of frog species have completely disappeared over the last decade. This film is both her love letter to these strange amphibians, and also a murder mystery. Where have they gone? And what does their disappearance mean for other frogs and other animals … and for us?

Check the PBS website for a remarkable preview of this film.

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