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Dendrochronology & Innovative Dissertations

06 Apr

Very interesting in the discussion of STEAM. Very cool and interesting.

Renegade Futurism

Courtesy of the Missouri Tree-Ring Laboratory. Courtesy of the Missouri Tree-Ring Laboratory.

Dendrochronology & Culture

For weeks I’ve been meaning to post about dendrochronology, or the dating and study of annual rings in trees. Somehow I was able to connect it to hybrid research and art. The word dendrochronology comes from these roots:

  • ology = the study of
  • chronos = time; more specifically, events and processes in the past
  • dendros = using trees; more specifically, the growth rings of trees

Dendrochronology is an interdisciplinary science, and its theory and techniques can be applied to many applications. These research interests have in common the following objectives:

  1. to put the present in proper historical context
  2. to better understand current environmental processes and conditions
  3. to improve understanding of possible future research issues

Vanessa Ramos-Velasquez. "360o," 2014. Production still. Vanessa Ramos-Velasquez. “360o,” 2014. Production still.

These research objectives are key for many researchers, scientists and artists who produce hybrid forms of scholarship and creative practice (art). The goal of 

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