Ingrid Burrington is creating words and art about geography and infrastructure
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$1,183
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I'm an artist and writer probably best known for writing about network infrastructure and the American landscape. Here's some of my writing. I also published a book about internet infrastructure in New York City last year. My art tends to look like drawings and maps (and, lately, lenticular prints of aerial and satellite imagery). Since the inauguration of the new American regime, I've been spending a lot of time driving around the American Southwest and west thinking about how America thinks about the end of the world. I haven't published most of what I've written about this travel because it probably should be a book and not an article. 

In general, the things I am most excited to write and make work about these days are landscapes that don't lend themselves to obvious breaking/timely news-y hooks (nuclear waste cleanup and long-term storage, mining, electronics manufacture and recycling, land use and allocation in the American West, museology and American hagiography). But I think they are important to document and think about in the face of a political moment diametrically opposed to long-term thinking. Present-day writing about problems situated in geologic timescales isn't actually about dwelling on the past--it's about believing in and caring enough about the future to take time in the present moment to coherently and carefully record things and try to take care of them.

So this year I'd like to start collating some of this work that hasn't been published or hasn't been an easy fit in the news cycle into small publications, prints, and other formats. It probably won't turn into a full-length book project right away, but that's ultimately the thing I'd like to be working on, and accumulating a lot of little-to-medium-sized outputs as I work toward one really big output seems like a good idea.

I'm not very good at asking for help. I want to make work that isn't beholden to clickbait cycles and outrage framing. I hope that's work that people want to see in the world.
Tiers
Dispatches
$5 or more per month 74 patrons
Monthly emails with excerpts from work in progress. 
Mail Art
$10 or more per month 27 patrons
Dispatches + I'll personally mail you a lenticular postcard of a satellite landscape as a thank you gift.
Other Printed Matter
$25 or more per month 10 patrons
In addition to dispatches, over the course of the year, I'll mail you a series of chapbooks I'm working on (individual copies will be available for purchase at ~$10/each plus shipping)
"Would Love To Get Coffee"
$500 or more per month 0 patrons
All of the above and you can "pick my brain over coffee sometime." 
Goals
$1,183 of $1,750 per month
I can cover the cost of one very short research road trip (2-3 days) in the continental US per month while still making work. (Costs include flight and/or rail and rental car costs)
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I'm an artist and writer probably best known for writing about network infrastructure and the American landscape. Here's some of my writing. I also published a book about internet infrastructure in New York City last year. My art tends to look like drawings and maps (and, lately, lenticular prints of aerial and satellite imagery). Since the inauguration of the new American regime, I've been spending a lot of time driving around the American Southwest and west thinking about how America thinks about the end of the world. I haven't published most of what I've written about this travel because it probably should be a book and not an article. 

In general, the things I am most excited to write and make work about these days are landscapes that don't lend themselves to obvious breaking/timely news-y hooks (nuclear waste cleanup and long-term storage, mining, electronics manufacture and recycling, land use and allocation in the American West, museology and American hagiography). But I think they are important to document and think about in the face of a political moment diametrically opposed to long-term thinking. Present-day writing about problems situated in geologic timescales isn't actually about dwelling on the past--it's about believing in and caring enough about the future to take time in the present moment to coherently and carefully record things and try to take care of them.

So this year I'd like to start collating some of this work that hasn't been published or hasn't been an easy fit in the news cycle into small publications, prints, and other formats. It probably won't turn into a full-length book project right away, but that's ultimately the thing I'd like to be working on, and accumulating a lot of little-to-medium-sized outputs as I work toward one really big output seems like a good idea.

I'm not very good at asking for help. I want to make work that isn't beholden to clickbait cycles and outrage framing. I hope that's work that people want to see in the world.

Recent posts by Ingrid Burrington

Tiers
Dispatches
$5 or more per month 74 patrons
Monthly emails with excerpts from work in progress. 
Mail Art
$10 or more per month 27 patrons
Dispatches + I'll personally mail you a lenticular postcard of a satellite landscape as a thank you gift.
Other Printed Matter
$25 or more per month 10 patrons
In addition to dispatches, over the course of the year, I'll mail you a series of chapbooks I'm working on (individual copies will be available for purchase at ~$10/each plus shipping)
"Would Love To Get Coffee"
$500 or more per month 0 patrons
All of the above and you can "pick my brain over coffee sometime."