Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Next nature: ‘nature caused by people’

Here is the wordle for Sue Thomas’ piece “Next nature: ‘nature caused by people’”. I’ve made all the words lowercase and applied the ‘moss’ colour scheme, lending a more ‘organic’ feel to the graphic. Nature dominates, but the eye is drawn to mishmash of the natural and the (human) constructed: world, science, design, technology, meat, plants, grow, etc. as well as the ambiguous and intriguing ‘next’. Looking deeper, the pattern continues with more specific language. It’s our natural environment and human activity all mashed up, big and small. Nature dominates, but human activity surrounds it, filling every nook and cranny.

I guess I’d better read the article.



Thomas,  S. (2013). “Next nature: ‘nature caused by people’,” Journal of Professional Communication, 3.2, Article 5, http://digitalcommons.mcmaster.ca/jpc/vol3/iss2/5

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