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Sighting Oil

While it’s been out for several months now, the current issue of Imaginations: Journal of Cross-Cultural Image Studies, a special issue on Sighting Oil, deserves more press than it’s gotten. The journal is housed at the University of Alberta, which makes it particularly well situated to critically observe the development of Alberta’s infamous Tar Sands. […]

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Jon Stewart’s history of US energy policy…

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An oil spill is a kind of night of the living dead, in which dead organic matter that we have called from its grave rises and strangles the living.

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…sinking into ugly reality Many more like this came out of Greenpeace UK’s rebranding BP competition. See here and here for more.

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The Associated Press is reporting that the “oil spill cam” has become an Internet sensation. On Thursday, apparently, “more than a million people watched it. Many found it hypnotic.” Also, apparently, watching the video can “offer clues to who is winning in the battle — BP or the oil,” according to the director of the […]

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How’s that drill-baby-drilly stuff workin’ out for ya? On the other hand, the violence in détournements like this one is pretty grotesque. I’m even hesitant to link to it, let alone embedding it, for fear of getting my hands too dirty. I don’t think I’d want the guy who made it (no question it’s a […]

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The OTE keeps unfolding… Does that thing (between 0:11 and 0:27) know what it is swimming through?? Here’s a good collection of some of the most memorable images (but what’s that awful music?): Does Sarah McLaughlin improve things a little?

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Spillcam reality

I’ve been wanting to post something about the images of the Gulf oil spill (or, rather, of the unmitigated man made deep water volcanic vent of crude oil and gas) — about what they indicate (i.e. directly inform us about), what they symbolize (i.e., mean) and iconize (look like), and why it might be that […]

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