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Factory Food From Above: Satellite Images of Industrial Farms – Wired Science

Sometimes, even in the most horrendous conditions, we can find beauty. For example, Wired recently published an article showcasing aerial photographs of industrial feedyards for animals.

These photos are indeed shocking, but, as even the author of the article admits, “Seen from a satellite, an industrial feedlot has a sort of abstract beauty. The washes of colors, the juxtaposition of organic and rigid geometries, initially obscure the subject.” Others are referring to it as “activist art” and it does indeed invoke a response from the viewer.

Factory Food From Above: Satellite Images of Industrial Farms - Wired Science

Factory Food From Above: Satellite Images of Industrial Farms - Wired Science

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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 and environmental enrichment, sustainability, design research, and integrative and collaborative models of learning such as through play and hands-on learning.