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Engineered Corn and Sea Monkeys: The Center for PostNatural History

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The Center for PostNatural History opened in its permanent exhibition facility in Pittsburgh earlier this month. The Center for PostNatural History (CPNH) is a center that is dedicated to the research and exhibition of lifeforms that have been altered by humans. The CPNH has examples of diorama, taxidermy, photography and living exhibits.  Some exhibits have included engineered corn, Sea Monkeys, […]

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Pests

Partnered: We Are All Pests, A Responsive Sound Installation with Termites

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Artist Brittany Ransom writes,” You are a pest, one of the most expansive, destructive, and wasteful of creatures. Together with your own kind you will run yourselves extinct. Eventually you will run out of clean air, water, space and resources to survive.” Her piece Partnered: We Are All Pests, explores this idea through a sonic floor installation that is a […]

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Fish Farming and Aquaponics

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When I was back in Wisconsin for the holidays, I spent some time with my friend Joe Kaye, who has been doing research and experimentation in the area of aquaponics, and making a fish farm. Aquaponics is the symbiotic cultivation of plants and aquatic animals in a re-circulating system.  In a greenhouse setting, Kaye has been growing perch and using […]

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Carp: It’s what’s for dinner!

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The Asian carp, considered an invasive species that have made it up the Mississippi River and possibly to Lake Michigan might be the next up and coming fish to eat.  Some chefs and officials in Illinois are considering marketing the fish which includes of two species (the Bighead and Silver carp) instead of trying to just get rid of it. […]

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Fish Flying in Your Face – and No Fishing? Invasion of the Asian Carp

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Yesterday I got an email from my Senator which gave an update about what he is doing in support of the Great Lakes and the Asian carp problem.  I have not exactly understood what Asian carp are and why they are a threat – so I spent some time reading and researching about this issue. Originally from Asia, they’re about […]

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