Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Camille Seaman: Portraits from the Standing Rock protests

(Borrowed from ideas.ted.com)

In September 2016, photographer Camille Seaman joined protesters at the Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota. Here, she brings us up close with some of the many people who have been drawn there to defend the water and the earth.

You can see the original article and all the images at Ideas.Ted.Com by clicking here.

You can find out more about Standing Rock by visiting our science blog here.

You can find out more about the artist by going to her website Camilleseaman.com

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Journal of Artistic Research and the sound of trees

The Journal for Artistic Research (JAR) is an inter-national, online, Open Access and peer-reviewed journal for the identification, publication and dissemination of artistic research and its methodologies, from all arts disciplines.

Here is the link for the current issue here.

Did you know that trees make sounds? This journal issue has an interesting research project that recorded the sound of trees. The project entitle, Trees: Pinus sylvestris. This is an nteresting science/art collaboration. 

The abstract states that "The goal of our research project ‘trees: Rendering Ecophysiological Processes Audible’, funded by the SNSF, was to connect sounds that occur in plants with ecophysiological processes and thus make audible in an artistic manner phenomena and processes that are not normally noticeable".