A South Pole Station airfield worker directs an LC-130. NSF Artist and Writer Charles Hood's South x South celebrates Antarctica's aviation history.
Charles Hood's latest work, South x South, celebrates Antarctica's aviation history and unique culture through a series of poems, from the playful to the meditative. His work was supported by a grant from the NSF's Artists and Writers Program.
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Developing New Perspectives
Larissa Min's family is originally from Korea. She was born in Brazil. At age 12, her family migrated from South America to the United States. The creative writer naturally tackles themes of identity and displacement. Her next continental shift will take place in Antarctica.
Embedded with scientists
Chris Linder has taken part in two dozen research expeditions over the last decade, many of them to the polar regions. It seemed only a matter of time before he produced a book on his experiences from four of those expeditions, including one to Antarctica and a visit with the continent's iconic bird, the Adélie penguin.
Birth of Antarctic Science
Historian Edward Larson believes an important thread is missing from the vast tapestry of lore that has been spun about the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration. Many of the men who toiled, suffered and even died in the early 20th century did so first and foremost in the pursuit of science.
The Art of Science
Poet Katharine Coles went to Palmer Station on an Antarctic Artists and Writers grant from the National Science Foundation. What compelled her to go? She answers as only a poet can: Truth, of course. Cheek-to-cheek contact with the sublime. Insight into the nature of reality.