Green Science & Politics

Arctic travels

Arctic travels
Iqaluit, Nunavut, Baffin Island (Canada)

LocoMotoArt Patterns

A collaborative installation called 'Ee'Yullmough' with Rob Scharein at Aberthau Mansion Community Park, Vancouver, BC. Aug 24 2014

A Michel Gondry film

A Michel Gondry film
'Is the Man Who is Tall Happy?' A new film by Michel Gondry, from an interview with Noam Chomsky. Hand drawn animations, and conversation with one of the worlds greatest social minds and philosophers. 

Sebastiao Salgado

Just visited the British Natural History Museum to see his exhibition. I enjoyed it, but it is the TED talk that I watched today five days later, that brought it all home for me, and moved me deeply. The photographs are world class of course, but it is listening to his words that impacted me even more. Please watch. 

Anny Evason, exhibition

Anny Evason, exhibition
'a garden enclosed', with digital media by jamie griffiths

Taking a seven year walk...

National Geographic Journalist from the US, Paul Salopek, heads out to retrace our early human migration path. He will spend 7 years carrying less than 20 kilos, walking with two cameras, an audio recorder, two satellite phones, a local phone, camping gear, and a lightweight laptop.. and a few personal items. OKAY I AM DEFINITELY FEELING ENVIOUS.  This sounds amazing!

Reviews of 'Wild New Territories' exhibit in London

'La Wefan Manigua' installation in London, a collaborative work with Diego Samper and Rob Scharein.  (latest reviews are posted at top of the page). 

Idle No More

Idle No More
Some photos from Idle No More in Vancouver on Dec 23 2012 at the Vancouver Art Gallery in the morning and the Park Royal shopping Mall in West Vancouver.

La Wefan Manigua video excerpts

LA WEFAN MANIGUA is an interactive sculptural installation with sound and video projections, created by jamie griffiths, Rob Scharein and Diego Samper. It is intended for outdoor installation in urban/wild settings. If a park visitor settles into the area quietly, the sounds of the Amazon at dusk become audible, gradually merging with the ambient sounds of the urban park. The soundscape is derived from field recordings of the Colombian Amazon forest, river ecology and indigenous peoples. If the visitor remains quiet, they experience a 30 minute audio immersion into a rainforest ecology many thousands of miles away in the Colombian Amazon, interspersed with the sounds of a tribal village. Fireflies created from light, emerge at dusk to swarm in the trees around 'vines' made from felted wool with a jute core. The vines are loosely gathered together... 'woven'... to represent both the commodification of nature and the unity of natural ecosystems.

BMW Guggenheim lab

BMW Guggenheim lab
Water tester, smart phone + website upload = real time mapping of water quality.  A great idea? The Kleiner Wassersensor (the Little Water Sensor), a DIY water testing kit José Gómez-Márquez developed as one of his Lab City Projects with his entourage of colleagues and students. This kit is currently being distributed to people all over Berlin.

The Exquisite Forest

a new collaborative project by Aaron Koblin and Chris Milk produced by Google and The Tate Gallery in London.

From the Heart of the World - The Elder Brothers Warning

From taironatrust.org: 'Unlike most South American civilizations, the Taironas lived in relative peace with the Spanish for the first seventy years following the Conquest until Spanish demands finally caused a rebellion which was ruthlessly crushed. Tairona survivors fled up into the mountain to reconstitute their society. Pioneering fieldwork this century was done by Gerardo Reichel-Dolmatoff from the 1940's to the 1970's, but the harshness of the terrain makes the area relatively under-researched. Films, notably by Robert Gardner, David Attenborough and Brian Moser, have been made about the Arhuaco (or Ika), but the Kogi were almost unknown until they agreed to the making of 'From the Heart of the World - The Elder Brothers' Warning', a BBC documentary made by Alan Ereira in 1990. The film contained a strong message of warning concerning the environment. "Up to now we have ignored the Younger Brother. We have not deigned even to give him a slap. But now we can no longer look after the world alone. The Younger Brother is doing too much damage. He must see, and understand, and assume responsibility. Now we will have to work together. Otherwise, the world will die." Kogi Mama

Eco-Art with Beth Carruthers

Langara College's Sustainable Communities Summer School  

Bear 71

A documentary film and interactive online installation. It leads you to a better understanding of the fragile intersection of humans and wildlife in the Rockie Mountains around Canmore, Alberta.  Amazing project.

The World in a Shell

The World in a Shell
An interesting project by German artist, Hans Kalliwoda, that I heard about from Michi Meier, who is taking my Isadora Workshop this week at STEIM in Amsterdam.

Biotic Pump Theory

Biotic Pump Theory
How forests make rain... by drawing winds in off the oceans through a process of condensation. And some Amazon research examples.

Kepler 22-b

NASA's Kepler mission has confirmed its first planet in the "habitable zone" of a distant sun-like star. I hope that whatever inhabits it, lives with more humility than homo sapiens do... just saying... we need to work on ourselves... a lot..(from jamie)

San Martin Raffle

San Martin Raffle
I am helping to raising cash for supplies for the kitchen at the Tikuna school in San Martin, in the Colombian Amazon. They needs pots, pans, cutlery, plates.. everything.

Protect Ancient Forests

by Greenpeace. 3 minutes, Narration by Ewan MacGregor & Richard Attenborough.

Vote Vision

A campaign video by Gregor Robertson for Vision team.

Occupy Vancouver

Occupy Vancouver
4-5000 crowd estimate. Approx 35 Tents. Meditation Circle. Drum circle. Kids area. First Aid. Media tent. Food tent. Donations tent. Speakers, speakers and more speakers :)  Dancing. Music. Talking. Organizing. AWAKE and SPEAKING OUT.

Living Bridges in India

Its bridges the monsoon swollen rivers, repairs itself and gets stronger every year...

Amazon Watch

Short video explaining the multiple threats to the Amazon.

bottled water versus tap water

Here are some statistics from an environmental engineering site. Click the poster for a bigger image if you find it hard to read.

Crystal forest at the earths core?

"Wanting to discover the truth about the centre of our world is as basic a human urge as wondering what is on the Moon, although the latter has proved far easier to explore." BBC Horizon

Fukishima crisis deepens & news on high radiation levels in Canada

China Syndrome water table catastrophe looks more likely. Imminent disaster? Mainstream media blackouts. Toronto radiation levels on par with cancer treatments.

Fukishima update - not good

Reports indicate Fukushima nuclear crisis worsening and widening

Climate Change Facts.

Climate Change Facts.
If you think technology will save us... think again… and do your part to reduce your carbon footprint. Links at the bottom of the page.

Dr. Masaru Emoto & Japans damaged water

Citizens of Earth: March 31st, 12 NOON (your timezone). "The Water of Fukushima Nuclear Plant, we are sorry to make you suffer. Please forgive us. We thank´╗┐ you, and we love you." This is all it takes. Please say it aloud or in your mind 3 times as you put your hands together in a prayer position. Please offer your sincere prayer." -- Dr. Masaru Emoto

Amazon droughts increasing

Amazon droughts increasing

Electric "Motorbike" concept drawing

An electric battery powered urban "motorcycle"... begs the question... when does a motorcycle become a... scooter? As a biker since ...

Green Energy from waste

Empathic Civilisation

Ghandian Engineering

Extreme Affordability.  Inclusive Innovation. More from Less, for More (people). Not "more for your money"... but "More for the Many" ...

Social Arts Network (SANE)

Social Arts Network (SANE)

Zeitgeist Movies by Peter Joseph

"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society"  Khrishnamurti Discuss... Trailer for 'Zeitgeist: ...

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