Land arts of the American West at Texas Tech: Chris Taylor at TEDxTexasTechUniversity





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Published on Mar 4, 2014

For two months each year, Chris takes students on a 6,000 mile journey through their own backyard and the fascinating landscape of the American Southwest. Immersing them in a diverse series of landscapes, the students are part of Land Arts of the American West at Texas Tech, a trans-disciplinary field program investigating the intersection of geomorphology and human construction -- from geology and weather to cigarette butts and hydroelectric dams. He speaks about this unusual program and the intense impact it has on the students involved -- showing a wide array of magnificent scenery through photos of the areas they visit.

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