[Portion]. Plano de la bahía de Pansacola [sic]. Antonio Donato Paredes. 1782. Manuscript map. Library of Congress. (Vault Map Collection, Geography and Map Division)

Buster Simpson, Captiva Proof, Sea Grape / After Albers. Three-color print made by using inked sea grape leaves as plates. Robert Rauschenberg Residency / Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Captiva Island, 2013.

Based on Rauschenberg's experience at Black Mountain College and his belief in taking art across international borders to affect positive social change, the Rauschenberg Residency focus is on bringing together artists and scholars of exceptional talent and promise to make art, experiment, exchange ideas, and advance mutual understanding. Sited on the grounds of Rauschenberg's former home and studio in Captiva, Florida, the residency maintains a commitment to the preservation of the land and its history, and to the stewardship of the natural environment. Seattle-based environmental artist Buster Simpson was a Rauschenberg Resident in February - March 2013. The cover illustration references Joseph Albers’s series, Homage to the Square, begun at Black Mountain College, where Albers headed the Art School from 1933 to 1949 and under whom Rauschenberg studied in 1948. Robert Rauschenberg established his home and studio in Florida in 1970.


Volume 1, Issue 3, Spring 2014

The Humanities Speak for Sustainability

In Memoriam: Peter Matthiessen 1927-2014

Florida Econography and the Ugly Cuteness of Econs
Sean Morey, Clemson University

South Florida as Matrix for Developing a Planetary Ethic: A Call for Ethical Per/Versions and Environmental Hospice
Whitney A. Bauman, Florida International University

Florida in Gregory Bateson’s Ecology of Ideas: Balancing Ecological Paradoxes
Daniel Blaeuer, Florida International University

Remembrance and Rebirth in Blue Spring (Volusia County)
Blue Spring Video
Robert K. Sitler, Stetson University

Romantic Paradise to Tourist Destination: The 1868 Florida State Seal
Wendy Adams, College of Central Florida

Conservative Rebels: Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and Cracker Culture
Rawlings Video
Monica Berra, Wake Forest University

Florida in Natural Colors: the Autochromes of Charles C. Zoller
Selina Lamberti, Independent Scholar

Kerouac in Florida
Rebecca Kielty, Independent Scholar

Gods of Florida: Mother
Gods 1 Video
Gods 2 Video
Marlowe Moore Fairbanks, Independent Scholar

Nothing to Cough At: Framing Analysis of Media Coverage of the 2012 Florida Tuberculosis Incident
Nicki Karimipour, University of Florida

Dimidium scientiae: The Half of Knowledge
Nancy T. de Grummond, Florida State University


Florida Color
Constantine Manos, Magnum Photos

Book Review

Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America, Gilbert King
Finding Florida: The True History of the Sunshine State, T.D. Allman

Craig Pittman, Tampa Bay Times

Film Review

Hoppin’ Rattlesnakes: Oral Histories of Beach Racing in Volusia County, 1903-1958.
Frank J. Wetta, Kean University


The Sinkhole
Michael Perez, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University

Who We Are When August Comes
Michelle Lee, Daytona State College


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