This is video taken on the slopes of Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii. You’re looking at part of the active lava lake in the Pu’u O’o Crater. You can see a process here called gas pistoning; an area of lava that is crusted over is pushed up towards the surface as gas pressure builds below it. The gas then breaks through, bursting to the surface as bubbles, causing the rest of the lava to slide downwards like a descending piston.
Image credit: HVO http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/multimedia/index.php?display=default
In my post about the publications that I am drawing from for LEFT I mentioned Artifice Magazine. Artifice was founded by James Tadd Adcox and Rebekah Silverman. In addition to his work with Artifice, Tadd is also an extremely talented writer.
His first book, The Map of the System of Human Knowledge, is one of my favourites. I keep coming back to it for inspiration and enjoyment. His new book, Does Not Love, is coming out in October from Curbside Splendor and I can’t wait to read it. Tadd writes and publishes the type of work I want to have in LEFT. Interviewed him about his work with Artifice:
<3 these 2 dudes <3
Heat waves, big storms, rising tides, acid oceans. The 2014 National Climate Assessment is here!