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Record album created by Jules Odendahl-James (with the graphic design assistance of Mark Zupan) for the exhibit Recording the Anthropocene, 2013, Perkins Gallery, Duke University Libraries.

The Jungle is an iconic novel about the lives of immigrants in Chicago and features a main character, Jurgis Rudkus, who struggles to support his family by working in a meat packing factory. Cover design of iconic factory background is by artist John…

Record album created by John Matthew (with graphic design assistance by Mark Zupan) for the 2013 exhibit Recording the Anthropocene, Perkins Gallery, Duke University.

Record album created by Calina Ciobanu (with graphic design assistance from Mark Zupan) for the 2013 exhibit Recording the Anthropocene, Perkins Gallery, Duke University Libraries.

The domestication of corn is a good example of the rapid expansion and sophistication of early agriculture.

North American “Indian” Corn
This is typical Native American maize, like that grown 500 to 1,000 years ago in Eastern North America…

Coal was the source of energy that powered steam engines that initiated the Industrial Revolution. Since the 1890s, coal mining has been a contentious social and political issue. Since the1970s, much attention has been paid to the environmental…

Album cover created for Recording the Anthropocene exhibit, Perkins Gallery, Duke University Libraries, by Calina Ciobanu (graphic design assistance by Mark Zupan.)

Banner for anthropocene exhibit 2013 Perkins Gallery, Duke University Libraries

Hepa-type filtration mask purchased in Beijing, China, Summer 2013
Courtesy of Ralph Litzinger, Associate Professor Cultural Anthropology, Duke University

In January 2013, the Beijing Municipal Environmental Protection Bureau released a study on…

Railroad tie with spike from abandoned mine-railroad built by Thomas Edison in northern New Jersey. Railroads consumed huge amounts of timber for cross ties. Every mile required more than 2,500 ties, and in 1900 ties needed replacement every five to…

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