Environmental Art Discussion

Gas station wrapped in fabric

The Syracuse, NY gas station that got wrapped.

Here is a video about environmental art and its role in questioning and shifting culture and values. It features Jennifer Marsh’s 2007-2009 Gas Station Project in Syracuse to wrap an abandoned gas station in my neighborhood with panels of various fabrics. In addition to an interview with Jennifer, you can watch me and my student Caroline Massa talk about the project and environmental art in general.


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Knowing Nature Through The Media: An Examination of Mainstream Print and Television Representations of the Non-human World

Mark Meisner “Knowing Nature Through The Media: An Examination of Mainstream Print and Television Representations of the Non-human World,” in Proceedings of the 7th Biennial Conference on Communication and Environment, eds. Greg Walker and William Kinsella. Corvalis: Department of Speech Communication, Oregon State University, 2005. Continue reading

e-Activism: Environmental Activists are Using the Internet to Organize, Spoof and Subvert

Cover of Framing NatureMark Meisner “e-Activism: Environmental Activists are Using the Internet to Organize, Spoof and Subvert,” Alternatives Journal Vol.26, No.4, pp.34-38 Fall 2000. Continue reading

Media Narratives of Global Warming

Mark Meisner “Media Narratives of Global Warming,” in Climate Change Communication: Proceedings of an International Conference, eds. Daniel Scott, Brenda Jones, et al., pp.B234-B243, Waterloo: University of Waterloo, 2000. Continue reading

Framing Nature: Media Distortions, Corporate PR, and Hopeful Storytelling

Mark Meisner, Editor, Framing Nature: Media Distortions, Corporate PR, and Hopeful Storytelling, special Environmental Communication issue of Alternatives Journal, Vol.23, No.1, Winter 1997.

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Resourcist Language: The Symbolic Enslavement of Nature

Mark S. Meisner “Resourcist Language: The Symbolic Enslavement of Nature,” in Proceedings of the Conference on Communication and Our Environment, eds. David Sachsman, Kandice Salomone and Susan Seneca, pp.236-243, Chattanooga: University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, 1997. Continue reading

Metaphors of Nature: Old Vinegar in New Bottles?

Mark S. Meisner “Metaphors of Nature: Old Vinegar in New Bottles?” The Trumpeter, Vol.12, No.1, pp.11-18, 1995. Continue reading

Key Words of Conservation and Environmental Discourse

Mark Meisner “Key Words of Conservation and Environmental Discourse,” Wild Earth Vol.3, No.4, pp.75-81, Winter 1994. Continue reading

Wild Words: Nature, Language, and Outdoor Education

Mark Meisner “Wild Words: Nature, Language, and Outdoor Education,” Pathways: The Ontario Journal of Outdoor Education, Vol.5, No.5, pp.5-11, 1993.

Reprinted in Talking Leaves: A Seasonal Journal of the Institute for Earth Education, pp.14-21, Summer 1994. Continue reading

Language and Nature: Are Our Words Environment Friendly?

Mark Meisner “Language and Nature: Are Our Words Environment Friendly?” Probe Post Vol.14, No.2, pp.18-20, Summer 1991.

Reprinted in Wildflower Vol.8, No.1, pp.12-13, Winter 1992. Continue reading