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Book: 'Capital and Land: Landownership by Capital in Great Britain', by Doreen Massey & Alejandro Catalano.1978


Book: ‘Cave: Nature and Culture’ (2015)

by Ralph Crane & Lisa Fletcher 


Book: ‘De Re Metallica’ Georgius Agricola


Book: ‘The Hidden Landscape’ A Journey into the Geological Past by Richard Fortey


Book: ‘Incoming’ Ted Nield


Book: ‘Underlands’ Ted Nield


Book: ‘Jupiter’s Travels Ted Simon


Book: ‘Last and first Men’ Olaf Stapledon


Conversation: The future of artificial intelligence - Jeffrey Hawkins


Film: 'Powers of Ten' by Charles and Ray Eames


Film: Stephen Hawking's- Science of the Future-Virtual World


NG: Down to the earths core


Film: In search of Time and Space Travel


Site: Big Data


TED Robert Ballard: The astonishing hidden world of the deep ocean


Text: From: Architecture /Mouvement/ Continuité October, 1984; (“Des Espace Autres,” March 1967 Translated from the French by Jay Miskowiec)


TED There might just be life on Mars


Film: ‘Into Eternity’’ Michael Madsen


Film: Nostalgia for the light’ Patricio Guzmán


Film: Werner Herzog Cave of Forgotten Dreams (Chauvet Caves)


Film: Werner Herzog ‘The White Diamond’ (flying a hot air balloon above the rain-forest canopy) Werner Herzog


BBC: Space Odyssey to Europa


Sound: Deep Listening Pauline Oliver’s recorded in a deep cistern.


TED Pauline Oliver at talking about the experience of playing and what came out of it.

A whole institute and philosophy called Deep Listening.


NASA: Micro spacecraft to pave the way for future space exploration


Nissan: Driverless cars


Conversation: Werner Herzog on Wrestlemania and Anna Nicole Smith


TED Astro Teller: The unexpected benefit of celebrating failure


The Guadian Cumbria rejects underground nuclear storage dump


BBC Horizon - The Core


Book: The Child of the Cavern


Film: The Descent


Film: Plan 9 From Outer Space (full movie)


Film: Journey to the Center of the Earth


Film: Le Voyage Dans la Lun (A Trip to the Moon) by Georges Méliès

Full documentary The Human Brain


The Infrastructure Bill contains a clause which will allow ALL public land to be privatised.


BBC Mary Beard's Ultimate Rome


SITE: Making the Geologic Now


Online catalogue: Manifesta 9 (further to coal mining theme) might be good to explore:


Article: Space will be the next frontier for cyberattackers


TED Raffaello D'Andrea: Meet the dazzling flying machines of the future


TED Jill Heinerth: The mysterious world of underwater caves


TED Hunting for dinosaurs showed me our place in the universe


As Above So Below


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Expert contributors


Fellows


Chthonic


A Midsummer Night's Drone 2016


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