In this new episode we hear from Artist and Researcher Ernie Roby-Tomic  in the wake of his recently released, online exhibition *Exposing Coal  Seams and Appalachian Fatalism with Digital Apparatuses* published in  the (online) Nordic Journal for Artistic Research. Ernie Roby-Tomic is a  multimedia artist and researcher who uses, among many mediums and  methods, music, poetry, archival research, video game design, GIS and 3D  printing via the paradigms of Electracy and Verticality to tell the  stories of resource extraction of rural coal country culture in West  Virginia in the United states.    

The view the exhibit visit: https://www.researchcatalogue.net/view/748182/903553/3503/8621   

Visit ErnieRoby.com for more info about Ernie's work    

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TIMESTAMPS:  

00:00:00 Introduction (Listen! Share! Subscribe! Donate! Enjoy!) 

00:05:00 All about balkan brass music and the Guca festival in Serbia 

00:10:00 How we know each others, Florida and The Moonbus Fesitval 

00:15.:00 Ernie's Art, Sleep Science and Labor movements in Late Capitalist Society 

00:19:15 Reclamation: Exhibition on Resource extraction culture in Appalachia 

00:24:00 Growing up in an Appalachian Coal mining culture 

00:26:00 History of the Appalachian mountains and Coal mining 

00:29:30 Politicization of the Coal Industry 

00:36:20 Influence of Black Lung Disease and Japanese Video Games 

00:44:20 Mining for Data recreating coal mining maps 

00:56:00 Theory of Electracy, Heuristics & Talking through the bodies of miners 

01:08:45 Walking us through the Exhibition Landscape 

01:18:00 Redneck activism and Politics role in Coal Country 

01:28:00 The Green Bank Observatory: Themes of paradox and verticality at the intersection of environment, society and industry. 

01:34:45 Connection and reclamation through technology and familial relations 

01:37:45 Appalachian Fatalism: The coal cycle, Disaster Ballads and Feminist Critique  

01:55:00 Energy Extraction: Performance Project on the Sago Mine disaster, Doom Tubas and Sleep https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nm6j3y84_0g&t=256s 

02:08:00 Are you making Electracy? 

02:11:00 Final Reflections

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