TAXONOMY OF SPATIAL VIOLENCE.

A CATALOG OF THE DIFFERENT SPATIAL CONFIGURATIONS OF SITES OF MATERIAL EXTRACTION (SPECIFICALLY MINERAL AND ELEMENTAL).

THROUGH ABSTRACTION IT REVEALS HOW EACH CONFIGURATION CORRESPONDS TO THE PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF THE MINERAL/ELEMENT.

BY USING USGS NATIONAL ELEVATION DATA (NED) AND SCRIPTING TOOLS SUCH AS GRASSHOPPER, IT IS POSSIBLE TO GENERATE RENDERINGS OF THESE UNCANNY LANDSCAPES WITH AN ACCURACY OF WITHIN 10 FT RESOLUTION.

 

BY REMOVING THE SURFACE, ITSELF AND RENDERING THE LANDSCAPE WITH ONLY LINES PROJECTED OBLIQUELY THESE PLACES ARE ABSTRACTED INTO PURE SPATIAL CONFIGURATIONS.

 

THIS METHOD MAKES CLEAR THAT A MINE IS NOT JUST AN EXCAVATION, IT IS ALSO PROPORTIONAL TO ITS SURROUNDING MOUNTAINS. OR THAT A DAM IS NOT JUST A WALL, IT IS ALSO THE RESERVOIR BEHIND IT AND THE VALLEY IN FRONT OF IT.

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Bingham Copper Mine_KBMD.jpg
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Dworshak Dam_KBMD.jpg
Glen Canyon Dam_KBMD.jpg
Grand Coullee Dam_KBMD.jpg
Homestake Mine_KBMD.jpg
Hoover Dam_KBMD.jpg
Oroville Dam_KBMD.jpg
Permenente Quarry_KBMD.jpg
Rock of Ages Quarry_KBMD.jpg
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