Creating my Research Website


I am in the midst of an exciting project. I am weaving together the long years of my PhD work until this point; my exploration of visuals, my readings, along with my budding knowledge of WordPress as a content management system / website / blog to assemble my multimedia research website. I’ve had a vision for 2 years now, and finally feel that I have enough [access to] information and resources to gather everything into a coherent, aesthetically pleasing whole.

I am of course still learning and creating knowledge about my subject, myths of nature within car ads in National Geographic Magazine, however, as an experiential and visual learner, this type of immersion refines my methods, and forces me to write my methods section of my paper.  This semester I am learning more about how to use Final Cut Pro, and it is prompting me to reassess my approach to the archive, my massive data set so that I can actually get at my core idea. The plan is to make short films about them, and massage a couple of publications from writing about what I learn from the process and the data.

think. Feel. Grow! is my mantra, my process and website. The site that I am working on is the storehouse for the public view of my research data, which is of course different from the content contained here and on my tumblr microblog. When the time is right, I will of course début it here on tfg!

Heard any good ‘nature’ stories?


My Thinking, Feeling, Friends!

Let’s discuss and decode your favorite nature oriented art, song, cinema, music or family traditions! I am archiving current ideas of nature-culture that are a part of your / our everyday life. You can honor your favorite stories, songs, movies, art or artists by contributing to our growing database of the various nature-culture oriented messages we inadvertently encounter or receive during our everyday activities.

I need your help. I am looking for current or persistent myths in our everyday life that discuss Nature / Animal / Plant:

  • Interactions with each other (in any combination)
  • Ecologically sound practice 
  • Interpersonal connections with other people or descriptions of meaningful interactions between people and nature

Would you send me links to or notes about authors, artists and bands, song, movie or book titles, family stories etc. that touch on these topics. I welcome your thoughts about items you send, though this is completely optional – some people may prefer to just send me links or the titles / stories straight away!