Category Archives: SCANZ 2011: Eco sapiens

Screening: Areosphere and Atmosphere

The debut launch of ‘Areosphere and Atmosphere’ will take place as a late night screening event at the New Plymouth observatory, Marsland Hill, New Plymouth. A double audio-visual projection including an experimental sound composition will be played on the dome.

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Live Food Café – Dhyana Beaumont

Using bike pedal-powered smoothie blenders and various food-foraging expeditions, Dhyana creates a connecting device between the power of fresh nutrient-rich food, and the pragmatic politics of finding or growing sources of fresh food today.

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Pollinator Frocks – Update

This update makes public a series of short experimental videos that develop the ‘Pollinator Frocks’ project (prototype clothing designed to attract and feed endangered pollinating insects). The three video shorts are works in progress and are representative of ‘process led’ research and practice currently in progress in New Plymouth, NZ as part of the SCANZ: Eco Sapiens 2011 residency, public events and exhibition.

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PLUME – Raewyn Turner and Richard Newcomb

In this project artist Raewyn Turner and nanobiotechnologist Richard Newcomb focus on the unconscious perception of the human plume — the scents and particles we all shed behind us in the form of a wake. Research shows that the plume may include emotional state information. If this is true, what impact might the many new synthetic flavours being created have on our reading of the emotional signals of our everyday lives?

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Miniature Green Bikes (donate or pimp your old rides!)

We will hold a miniature version of the Green Bikes scheme during the event in order to try to get all our residency participants on safe, self-propelled, carbon-zero transport. The bikes will then be sold and the proceeds will go to Hive Taranaki, the regional environment centre.

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light, sweet, cold, dark, crude – ÆLab

light, sweet, cold, dark, crude (LSCDC) is a study of wastewater management systems, of water in various states of composition, decomposition and recomposition. The series of electronic art micro-events was created in conjunction with industrial and ecodesign groups, in order to reflect on two different systems. This work draws from Dr. John Todd’s Eco-Machines which […]

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Screening Event: Areosphere and Atmosphere

from 8:30pm – midnight, January 25th 2011 at New Plymouth Observatory The debut launch of ‘Areosphere and Atmosphere’ will take place as a late night screening event at the New Plymouth observatory, Marsland Hill, New Plymouth. A double video projection and an experimental sound composition will be played on the dome. While we wait for […]

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Biomodd Workshop – Angelo Vermeulen

January 18-21, 24–25, 27–28, from 10am–4pm at SCANZ Central – 109 Devon Street West (next to Kina). Combining technology, ecologies and gaming – in this workshop participants will explore how to create an energy-exchange between open source computer technology with the living environment. Workshops times may vary according to need, and you are welcome to stop by at any time.

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Adapting the worldscape of modernity to climate change — Ruth Irwin

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.

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Thriving in a World of Complexity – using Living Systems Thinking

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.

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