It is well known that modern industrial “business as usual” is “very likely” (to use the IPCC’s technical term) to create a tipping point in the earth’s climate that will take us from the Holocene, through the Anthropocene and collapse to a new climatic Age altogether. This apocalyptic scenario is what Heidegger describes as the “proximity to the zone of nihilism”. Ironically, Heidegger regards this proximity as potentially the greatest possibility for transforming modernity towards a more authentic relation with the earth.
Category Archives: 2011 Hui/Symposium
Sunday 16th January, 9am, Owae Marae – In this workshop we will question long held assumptions and knowledge about how we make things happen in complex environments, communities and organisations where things are seldom black and white.
I’m interested in exploring the universality and common basis of our relationship with the environment. In particular, how do we reconcile our universal biophilia with the destructive effect we have on the natural world?
Sunday 16th January, 9am, Owae Marae – Zoologist Mike Paulin will talk about the beginings of perception and the evolution of the first animals and nervous systems over 500 million years ago, relating this to emergent behaviour in simple robots.
Symposium Schedule & Format Hui/Symposium Dates: Friday 14th — Saturday 15th January Venue: Owae Marae – Manukorihi Pa, Waitara, Taranaki Address: 16 North St, 4320, Waitara, New Zealand Powhiri / Welcoming Ceremony Date & Time: 14th January, early morning (exact time to be confirmed). The SCANZ 2011: Eco sapiens symposium will be held as a [...]
Owae Marae – Manukorihi Pa Venue/Accommodation: Owae Marae, Waitara Address: 16 North St, 4320, Waitara, New Zealand View SCANZ – Owae Marae in a larger map The SCANZ 2011: Eco sapiens symposium is being held as a hui at Owae Marae. Therefore the below arrangements apply, and the event will be initiated with a powhiri, [...]
Sunday 16th January, 9am, Owae Marae – In this artist talk Angelo Vermeulen will present his biology-inspired works. He will focus on Biomodd, a worldwide cross-cultural installation project in which ecology, community building, and case modding creatively converge.
18-26 January @ Pukekura Park — Jo is developing a series of workshops which creatively weave together the Taranaki landscape; combining the materials of harakeke (flax), kohatu (rock) and wai (water) with the power of digital storytelling.