The Dig Presents: Superhighway!

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The Dig Presents: Superhighway!

We have as many roads in the United States as we have streams and rivers.

Produced by Caroline Kanner and Jackson Roach, with original music by Jackson Roach. Edited by Liza Yeager and Mitchell Johnson, with editorial oversight from Daniel Denvir and Alex Lewis.

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Support The Dig at Guests: Chris Helzer, Lou Cornum, Chris Wells, Robert Moor, Emilie Snell-Rood, Ben Goldfarb, Leanne Betasamosake Simpson

Bibliography (in order of appearance):

A Field Guide to Roadside Wildflowers at Full Speed - Chris Helzer

Car Country: An Environmental History - Christopher W. Wells

On Trails: An Exploration - Robert Moor

Snell-Rood Lab Crossings: How Road Ecology is Shaping the Future of Our Planet - Ben Goldfarb

A Short History of the Blockade: Giant Beavers, Diplomacy, and Regeneration in Nishnaabewin - Leanne Betasamosake Simpson

Who Belongs to the Land: An Essay on Camps, Blockades, and Indigenous Models of Remaking the World - Lou Cornum

Further Reading (alphabetical):

Barbed Wire: An Ecology of Modernity - Reviel Netz

Being a Beast: Adventures Across the Species Divide - Charles Foster

Between Space and Time: Reflections on the Geographical Imagination - David Harvey

Black and Blur: Consent Not to Be a Single Being - Fred Moten

Blue Highways: A Journey into America - William Least Heat-Moon

Burma-Shave [A Commemorative History of The Minnehaha Free State and Four Oaks Spiritual Encampment]

( - Elizabeth Marie Egan

Empire’s Tracks: Indigenous Nations, Chinese Workers, and the Transcontinental Railroad - Manu Karuka

The Founding and Manifesto of Futurism  - F. T. Marinetti

“Highway Hypnosis”



Landscapes on a Train - Cole Swensen

Latitudes - Catherine Wong and Max Vilgalys

The Lure of the Local: Senses of Place in a Multicentered Society - Lucy R. Lippard

Native Wildflower Requirements - Federal Highway Administration

The Negro Motorist Green Book

A Non-Euclidean View of California as a Cold Place to Be - Ursula K. Le Guin

[Nothing But] Flowers - Talking Heads

Operation Wildflower

Our History Is the Future: Standing Rock Versus the Dakota Access Pipeline, and the Long Tradition of Indigenous Resistance - Nick Estes

The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York - Robert A. Caro

River of Shadows: Eadweard Muybridge and the Technological Wild West - Rebecca Solnit

Roadside America - John Margolies

Roadside Picnic - Arkady Strugatsky and Boris Strugatsky

Slaughterhouse-Five - Kurt Vonnegut

Song of the Open Road - Walt Whitman

Silent Spring - Rachel Carson

Speed and Politics - Paul Virilio

Topics: Infrastructure