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Manufactured landscapes

From the Worlds Fair blog, a collection of artists who study the combination of man-made worlds and the natural world.

First, Science Scout starts us off with, Jennifer Baichwal, who a few years back made a documentary called “Manufactured Landscapes,” which highlighted the remarkable photography of Edward Burtynsky. Edward Burtynsky is a photographer that focuses on man-made landscapes.

“To make these ideas visible I search for subjects that are rich in detail and scale yet open in their meaning. Recycling yards, mine tailings, quarries and refineries are all places that are outside of our normal experience, yet we partake of their output on a daily basis,” Burtynsky writes on his website.

Burtynsky also received a 2005 TED prize, so you can also learn more by watching the TED video.



Beth Kelley is an applied & digital anthropologist with an overall interest in how people engage with and are impacted by their environments and vice versa. This has manifested itself in many ways, by looking at creativity, playful spaces, built environments, and environmental enrichment, sustainability, design research, and integrative and collaborative models of learning such as through play and hands-on learning.