Climate, Caves and Abandoned Mines: A 21st Century Cave Allegory

Wednesday Sept 4, 2019

New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science

1801 Mountain Rd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104
US

Phone: 841-2802
Website: Click to Visit

Cost:

FREE

Ages:

ALL-AGES!

Contact:

Charles Jackson

Phone: 505-288-0937

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Charles Jackson discusses the problems with the twentieth-century conceptualizations of digital representation and climate science, using examples from border region dust storms and more.

Charles Jackson is a geomorphometrist, remote sensing scientist and geographer. Recently, Jackson has developed a new theory of spatiotemporal things and how we make geographical sense of them.This is what Jackson now calls a ‘nonrepresentationally realist geography’, which more or less began with mapping vegetation while at UNM over a decade ago.

Charlie will discuss some of the problems with the twentieth-century conceptualizations of digital representation and climate science, using examples from border region dust storms and the climatic entities of North America to the 3D reconstructions of caves at El Malpais Nat’l Monument and, most recently, the bat-compatible closures being constructed at abandoned mines throughout the Coronado National Forest in southeastern Arizona.