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The Edge of Light: Wendover | Brian Rosa and Adam Ryder

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A geographer and a photographer explore the ways artificial light functions as a stand-in for human settlement.

The Discarded Museum: Illegal Dumping and the Archive Outside | Larissa Nickel

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Arts collective Hinterculture uses field research strategies to glean illegal dump sites for social, cultural and aesthetic meaning.

Becoming Wordless for a Moment, or Repurposing Backyard Swimming Pools in Aridtopia as Meditation Shrines, Permaculture Gardens and Survivalist Shelters | Tyler Stallings

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Tyler Stallings envisions the future of the Southwest as Aridtopia.

Mytho-poetic domestic settings of the Mid North of South Australia | Sue Michael

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Visual study of how people arrange their space and life.

Flamin’ Stars | Sarah Jones with Julika and Ivan Martinez

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A collaborative sound work based on a series of short, poetic texts developed during a residency in Texas in 2013.

Interview with Libby Lumpkin | Andrea Polli

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Libby Lumpkin and Andrea Polli discuss the 2013 High Desert Test Sites (HDTS) and its impact.

Review: Aridtopia: Essays on Art & Culture from Deserts in the Southwest United States | William Fox

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Bill Fox reviews Tyler Stallings’ recently published collection of Southwest cultural discourse.

ARID Journal now accepting submissions four our Fall 2014 issue

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ARID seeks written submissions from independent scholars, writers, researchers, and journalists that showcase innovative, compelling and intellectually rigorous storytelling. We also encourage visual, film, and audio submissions including photo essays, illustrations, cinema, soundscapes, music and other forms of cultural production.  We encourage both scholarly articles and papers as well shorter, more informal essays. Authors are encouraged to submit related art and photography with their written pieces. Artists and photographers may submit stand-alone visual essays. Articles and essays must be original …

Happy New Year from the editors of ARID Journal!

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To start off the New Year we would like to invite you to take a look at our first print-on-demand issue! ARID’s Fall/Winter 2013 issue focuses on the Centenary of the Los Angeles Aqueduct—a controversial 233 mile-long hydraulic water conveyance system that has historically been the primary source of potable water for the city of Los Angeles since the aqueduct was first put into service in 1913. This print-on-demand issue is available at cost from HP Mag Cloud. With your order …

Tyler Stallings’ 3rd Aridtopia installment in partnership with KCET Artbound

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Every issue, ARID Journal selects a significant article featuring or authored by a Southern California cultural producer, artist, designer, or architect to be published in partnership with KCET’s Artbound. To coincide with our special Fall 2013 Los Angeles Aqueduct issue,  UCR’s Culver Center for the Arts curator and writer-at-large, Tyler Stallings provides his third installment for Aridtopia—a speculative, utopian community in the Mojave Desert first conceived and imagined by Stallings for Artbound. Read it here: http://www.kcet.org/arts/artbound/counties/inyo/arid-los-angeles-aqueduct-tyler-stallings.html