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Trevor Paglen

Biography:

Trevor Paglen is an artist, writer, and experimental geographer working out of the Department of Geography at the University of California, Berkeley. His most recent projects involve close examinations of state secrecy, the California prison system, and the CIA's practice of extraordinary rendition. Paglen holds a BA from UC Berkeley, an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and is currently completing a PhD in the Department of Geography at the University of California at Berkeley.

Past Shows:

Bigfoot DNA

Joining George Knapp, Dr. Melba S. Ketchum discussed her DNA analysis of possible Bigfoot hair samples, which was leaked to the public before the publication of her peer-reviewed paper. First hour guest, multimedia artist Trevor Paglen talked about his latest project "The Last Pictures," in which he placed a photographic record of life on Earth onto a satellite in geosynchronous orbit. ... More »

Host: George Knapp

Military Experiments

George Knapp was joined by attorney Gordon P. Erspamer and psychiatrist Dr. James Ketchum, who engaged in a spirited debate over military experiments conducted on troops during the 1950s and 60s. Appearing during the first hour, Trevor Paglen discussed his research into the Pentagon's secret sites. ... More »

Host: George Knapp

Black Ops Patches and Torture Taxis

Artist, writer, and experimental geographer Trevor Paglen joined host George Knapp (email) to discuss his research into black ops programs and CIA-sponsored "Torture Taxis." He noted the symbology of patches associated with military black ops programs and shared information he has deciphered from his vast collection of hard to find pieces. Calling the patches "glimpses into the black world," Paglen revealed that many of them serve as "inside jokes" used by members of the secret programs. To this point, he cited the use of the invisible-at-will cartoon character Pete's Dragon on patches used by early Stealth pilots. ... More »

Host: George Knapp

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