I rented "Manufactured Landscapes" a couple weeks ago and it is more than relevant to Ruskin's arguments about manufacturing and dehuminization (Eng 206). It is basically a decade long photographic/cinematic journal by Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky about how man has completely changed natural landscapes into his own 'manufactured landscape'. Completely moving. The film opens with a ten minute (maybe longer) filmed traverse of a Chinese manufacturing plant. I strongly recommend it and it may be worth a quick mention in class if any students are interested....
Saturday, February 23, 2008
Courtesy of classfellow J.W.