Meet the Future: Fossilized Houston and Sounds of Extinction

Posted on Oct 12, 2016
Meet the Future: Fossilized Houston and Sounds of Extinction

“Do you hear that? That’s the sound of a bird that no longer exists,” he says to his children while they gaze upon an odd assortment of curios—aquatic fossils, animal bones salvaged from East Texas piney woods, styrofoam, and gas pump handles among other curiosities—sitting atop a Sheila Pepe designed table at the Texas Contemporary […]

Modern Waste and Industrial Ruins in the Anthropocene

Posted on Sep 8, 2016
Modern Waste and Industrial Ruins in the Anthropocene

As scientists in the Working Group on the Anthropocene (WGA) move one step closer to formally declaring the Anthropocene a new geologic interval, an epoch marked by human activity fundamentally altering earth systems and leaving a permanent record in the earth’s strata, we are challenged to think about the effects of the human present and […]