Fluid Friday – The Rivers of Emotion Project

The River Swan, courtesy of Wikimedia user nachoman-au via a CC Attribution Share Alike 3.0 license

Greetings to you on this Fluid Friday,

Today, rather than embedding content in my blog, i’d like to direct your attention to an amazing project. As any of you who saw my recent post will know, I am very attached to the river that flows through my home city of Perth in Western Australia, the Swan. I am not the only person who loves the Swan, and this collective love-kindled appropriately by the efforts of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotion-has given birth to a very wonderful website.

The Centre has funded Rivers of Emotion: An Emotional history of Derbarl Yerrigan and Dkarlgarro Bellier / the Swan and Canning Rivers, a beautifully executed collection of artwork, recordings, images, and stories surrounding the river. The site also contains a wonderful map mashup with layers of myth, history, narrative and experience embedded into the contours of the river. I recommend that you take a look immediately. One of the key reasons that the CHE was funded was its goal of expressing the emotional history of Australia, and it has done so admirably through this project.

I hope that you have a wonderful weekend, and may rivers of emotion flow through your life now and always.


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