Archives for the ‘nature’ Category

Decolonization and the Wild

By • Jun 11th, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, nature, Research

The Academy only goes so far left (and only in certain domains). The majority of radical ecological writers are seemingly unpublished (unless you count the Anarchist Library as a publisher). And in trying to push the envelope, occasionally, necessarily, one breaks out. “Research” takes on a different tone. I’d already discarded the idea of anything…
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Abstract: Ecotherapy and Park Prescriptions healing through nature

By • Apr 7th, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, nature, Research

Hello, my name is Alexis Jenkins and I am a sophomore at William & Mary. I am an anthropology and environmental science double major and this summer I will be assisting Professor Dorothy Ibes with her research in the Parks Research Lab. I will be working on the following projects: Compiling, analyzing, and visualizing results […]

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Abstract: Ecotherapy interventions encouraging healing through nature

By • Apr 6th, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, nature, Research

Ecotherapy is a form of psychology that allows nature to encourage growth and healing. This healing can be in the form of stress, cognitive fatigue, or mental illness. Healing with nature has become more important in recent years because humans have broken their deep relationship with nature. Human connection with nature is important because of […]

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Update 2: Victorian Visionaries: Across the Pond – Part 2

By • Jul 11th, 2016 • Category: Honors Thesis, nature, Research

I have recently returned to Virginia (which is quite a bit hotter and mosquito-ridden than England) to begin the painting portion of the project. However, I’ll finish up with a recap of my historical findings in London. I traveled to the city to experience the Pre-Raphaelites in their natural habitat, and understand how and why […]



Surely you’re joking, Mr. Collins!

By • Mar 31st, 2009 • Category: Honors Thesis, nature, Research

[Alternate title: In which I tactlessly destroy an article in Nature]
 Except that I am not laughing.  I’m really not.  This I would have expected from New Scientist, but from Nature?
 As a skeptic, my very first issue is with the title of the article (in full here):
  We cannot live by scepticism alone
But Collins doesn’t mean […]



Blogging at 0 dark hundred

By • Jul 31st, 2008 • Category: gened, General Technology, Howard Bloom, memes, memetics, nature, popular science, Research, results

To begin: some preliminary stuff from my summer research.  I haven’t gone through the tests yet (and I still have some data to enter), but it looks like we are not going to get a lot of significant results for what I’ve done so far.  The effect we are getting  is 3 to 4 times […]