By Jo Guldi
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The LANDSPLOITATION Podcast hosts experimental video and audio documenting the social experience of the human landscape, including but not limited to the spaces of the built environment, vernacular architecture, proxemics, human interaction, and political boundaries. Submissions from independent scholars, photographers, and filmmakers are welcome. To submit, please insure that sound or video is hosted on a public server (such as archive.org) and email the link together with a brief description of your piece to landscapestudies (at) gmail (dot) com.
|1||VideoJo Guldi: The Opposite of Development: The Landscape of government bulldozing in Chicago||Observers who grow up in the suburbs are used to seeing green lots as the emblem of a city working towards public health. It takes more than a few bicycle trips past the empty lots in south-side Chicago for the newcomer to realize that the fields, nearly||8 10 2009||Free||View In iTunes|
|2||VideoRick Prelinger on the lost landscapes of San Francisco||Footage collector Rick Prelinger takes us on a tour of the forces that built the vernacular sinews of twentieth-century experience in San Francisco: ethnic migration, infrastructure on the an enormous scale, mass transport, and consumer videography. His p||15 8 2009||Free||View In iTunes|
|3||VideoRobert Todd: Thunder||Robert Todd feels things through landscape. In the first film of his I saw, fields bristled in sunlight, the hirsute stems of Queen Anne's lace lit by the rising sun. Like the psychoanalyst Gaston Bachelard, Todd thinks that all materiality contains a met||7 8 2009||Free||View In iTunes|
|4||VideoMax Cafard: The Surre(gion)alist Manifesto||Max Cafard's Surre(gion)alist Manifest first appeared in Exquisite Corpse in 1990 and was afterwards republished with a preface by New Orleans poet Andrei Codrescu. Arguing for the eminence of the local as a point of view, the manifesto urged readers to||3 8 2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||Broadcasting from Tokyo||How do you channel experimental mastermind Chris Marker and higher-level mathematics at once? Transplanted from Chicago to Tokyo, astrophysicist Simon DeDeo started looking around him in the cafes of Tokyo, watching eye-contact and subtle variations in li||21 7 2009||Free||View In iTunes|
|6||VideoSam Amidon: "Saro"||This episode comes courtesy of Jeremy Blatter, a member of the Landscape Posse, former intern at the Prelinger Archive, and graduate student in the History of Science department at Harvard. Landsploitation is proud to present "Saro," a vernacular film tri||24 7 2008||Free||View In iTunes|
|7||VideoLandsploitation: Cosmology||"It has come time to talk about the very small and the very large; streetscape, townscape, highways, continents and oceans. It is time to talk about vision." "Cosmology" explores the relationships between the traveler and social gravitation, handling the||26 4 2008||Free||View In iTunes|