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Virtual Concerts, a Public Think Tank

Join ecological artist Aviva Rahmani and international friends, strategizing responses to global warming. This is an international platform for ecological art and related ideas as they represent solutions to global warming. The Virtual Concerts II, since

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Oil Spill: Information Gulf

Fri, 25 Mar 2011 20:01:42 -0400

Panelists Riki Ott, Aviva Rahmani, and Debbie Fleming Caffery, moderated by Patricia Watts will discuss the spill, its aftermath, and the role of the arts as tellers/revealers of truth. There will be a webcast component and connection to the GULF to GULF project as well as a connection to an arts center in New Orleans, LA.

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Oil & Water II, the Gulf "spill"- Virtual Concerts II, Public Think Tank

Thu, 24 Jun 2010 11:03:29 -0400

Dr. R. Eugene Turner , expert on dead zones in the Gulf of Mexico, Louisiana State University, Louisiana will join Rahmani, White and others for "SOS Gulf to Gulf." After the lights go out on the Gulf of Mexico, what will be left and how can we nurture the remains of our day? We have degraded and mutilated the natural fertility of estuaries and wetlands for short-sighted opportunism. Change is not impossible but it is imperative. In the bible, housekeeping, the female equivalent of husbandry, is cited over and over again as the most fundamental relationship we can have with life. Today, we have the most anguished experience of witnessing first hand, what it means to abandon that caretaking, degrade natural fertility and disconnect from our relationship with life, in the unfolding drama of the Gulf of Mexico. Restoring what we have murdered back to life will take a resurrection miracle. Finding clues to enable that miracle is the focus of "SOS Gulf to Gulf."

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Beverly Naidus: Activist Art in the Anthropogenic Age

Thu, 10 Jun 2010 14:21:57 -0400

View this episode at: People are causing enormous shifts on this planet now. The Gulf oil "gusher" is just one example. Leading activist environmental artist, educator and author Beverly Naidus will join us to discuss how activist art can most effectively address the problems and questions we face today.

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Oil & Water, the Gulf of Mexico spill- Virtual Concerts, Public Think Tank

Thu, 29 Apr 2010 14:44:45 -0400

R. Eugene Turner, Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences School of the Coast and Environment Louisiana State University, April 27, 2010: "The oil 'leak' is 1000 barrels daily (estimate), because the blow out preventer is mostly working. but if it fails, then the leak could turn into 60,000 - 100,000 barrels a day. to scale this, the exxon valdez was, I think, a total of 11 million barrels, total. It will take, under the present best-scenario case that I've heard about, about 2 to 3 months to cap it. But then there is a nearby leak from a collapsed drilling rig that hasn't been capped for 7 years. That leak is in 75 feet of water. this one is in 5000 feet. The technical challenges are enormous. Imagine trying to find a 18 inch pipe to intercept in 5,000 feet of water, by starting at an angle, cutting through the mud from several under yards away. That's what they are going to try to do. Meanwhile, there are some pretty nice oyster beds that should get the oil in a few days, and beaches, and tourists, and 40% of the US wetlands; crazy times." Conversation about the relationships between oil extraction, water and food resources and politico-economic realities that are driving climate change and humans over the cliff of sustainability.

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Designing for Public Policy

Thu, 15 Apr 2010 14:34:18 -0400

Everyone says we have all the means to deal with global warming except the political will to effect public policy. Four months after COP15, the global warming conference in Copenhagen, it's clear that politicians and corporations are feeling no pain about any political will to address climate change. This conversation is with Dr. Jim White, director of the Institute for Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR), University of Colorado at Boulder. It is about how to effect policy change about global warming and what to do next. From the 2009 Virtual Concerts II, we recorded and edited some of our conversations for COP15 into "SOS Gulf to Gulf," connecting the harrowing dots, expecting that the obvious would provide a clear road map to action. Now, it's time to critique ourselves and look forward because that didn't work. Can art really move mountains of political inertia? Are we even asking and answering the right questions? Listen and text chat in, or email me directly for an invitation to access the webex site during webcast: We have room for 25 guest participants. Topic: Designing for Public Policy Date: Thursday, April 15, 2010 Time: 2:30 pm, Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00) Meeting Number: 736 306 844 Meeting Password: GhostNets4

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After COP 15

Thu, 07 Jan 2010 14:33:37 -0500

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Leveraging Change: with Kelly Blynn

Fri, 30 Oct 2009 14:23:45 -0400

October 24, 2009 "Sing to 350," by Aviva Rahmani was among the 5000 events mobilized world wide to draw attention to carbon emissions rates that are now at an unsustainable 400 parts per million. Kelly Blynn was one of the original founders of, one of a group of Bill McKibben's students. She will attend the Conference on global warming, COP15, with other members of COP15, in Copenhagen that will take place in December. This event is simulwebcast live as a desktop sharing session. Reservations for attendance can be made by emailing

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Youth and Global Warming: do we have time to wait for them to grow up?

Thu, 24 Sep 2009 14:28:50 -0400

Alissa Kronovet, National Youth Planners Co-Director does sustainability workshops with young people, including in New Orleans. What can the next generation of activist professionals contribute today?

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Drugs, Terrorism, and Malthus in the age of Global Warming

Thu, 27 Aug 2009 14:45:13 -0400

The news reports a loop between drugs, discontent and terrorism. Simple logic makes a connection between over-population of the human species and the loss of every other species and natural resource. Malthus thought war was the self-correction for over-population. Did Malthus have it right about how nature corrects these imbalances? What does history teach us about our options and what does art have to do with it?

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What Will It Take to Convince You?

Thu, 16 Jul 2009 14:31:51 -0400

Dr. Edward Mailbach, one of the authors of the sensational Yale/Mason Study on Public Attitudes Towards Global Warming: will participate in a webex-talkshoe event with Aviva Rahmani, Dr. Jim White, curator Tricia Watts, Dr. Gene Turner, Dr. Michele Dionne and other scientists.

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Dead Zones, dead planet? With Dr. Gene Turner

Thu, 07 May 2009 14:35:32 -0400

Dr. Gene Turner, one of the world's leading experts on ocean dead zones, will simulcast on Dead Zones in the Gulf of Mexico with a visualized discussion via desktop sharing and webex recording. Turner is webcasting in from Louisiana State University. Discussants will include Dr. Jim White and Dr. Michele Dionne making connections between losing entire ecosystems from poor environmental management and over-population, and large geopolitical repercussions. Link to recorded meeting:

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War, Wetlands and Global Warming

Thu, 30 Apr 2009 14:45:06 -0400

A simulcast with global warming scientist Dr. Jim White, artist Peter Buotte, working in Iraq and others, using webex with talkshoe for visual flexibility. The webex recording will be available for download after the event. Link to recorded meeting:

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Bangladesh, Global Warming & Education

Thu, 23 Apr 2009 14:34:03 -0400

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Comparing Gulfs in the Age of Piracy and Global Warming

Thu, 09 Apr 2009 16:05:10 -0400

Webex recording: This will be a simulcast conversation with choreographer Marda Kirn, Director of the EcoartNetwork, Dr. Jim White, geobiochemist and Director of the Institute for Arctic and Alpine Studies, Dr. Michele Dionne, wetlands biologist and Director of Research at the Wells National Research Reserve, Dr. Don Krug, Education Department at the University of British Columbia, Peter Buotte, artist who has worked on issues in Iraq and artist Aviva Rahmani, currently working on "Gulf to Gulf," focusing on New Orleans in the Gulf of Mexico, will be webcast for later distribution as a desktop sharing session between all participants.

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Blaze(raw): the first in the Virtual Concert II series with webcasting.

Thu, 05 Mar 2009 17:55:59 -0500

(Unedited till there's funding) live panel from Lesley University: Continued Dialog with Blaze Feminist Artists and Writers. Real time there was live desktop sharing by invitation using webex. Wednesday, March 5, 2009 5-8:00 PM Lesley University, Cambridge, MA. There is no webcast recording from this episode. BLAZE is a recent anthology, co-edited by Karen Frostig and Kathy A. Halamka. The book celebrates past victories and charts new directions for today's second and third wave feminist artists. The book contains 32 essays written by 42 feminists, looking at how feminism has matured over the years and the pressing agendas for today's feminists working in the arts. Panelists: Noreen Dresser, L�?�¢??Merchie Frazier, Denise Malis, Mari Novotny-Jones, Thea Paneth, Aviva Rahmani, Anna Shapiro, Ruth Wallen, Anna Wexler

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Changes: changing times, changing forms- visuals at last!

Tue, 10 Feb 2009 10:15:58 -0500

In the New Year, the Virtual Concerts will be operating with a new platform, less frequently but combining open audio with webex desktop sharing for up to 25 participants, downloadable for free, after recording. This episode will explain why we are changing our format, what our future plans will be and how to participate live.

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Dr. Denise Reed: Designing the Future City

Tue, 06 Jan 2009 10:00:07 -0500

What if the question isn't how to restore coastal wetlands but how to expand uplands marshes and retrofit urban design to accommodate tidal flushing and indigenous revegetation into built infrastructure? Dr Reed is a coastal geomorphologist at the University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA and Interim Director of the Ponchartrain Institute for Environmental Sciences. She has called this question the great engineering challenge of the 21rst century and worked on exactly this problem since 2005, in the Gulf of Mexico, in the aftermath of Katrina.

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Dr. Lance Gunderson, Systems Ecologist: what's the next big surprise?

Tue, 16 Dec 2008 09:30:46 -0500

Gunderson's speciality is in managing surprising systems. He is the founding chair of the Department of Environmental Studies at Emory University from 1999-2005. He has served as the executive director of the Resilience Network, as Vice Chair of the Resilience Alliance and on the Science Advisory Board of the Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research Center, and Chair of the National Academy of Sciences, National Research Council Committee on Ecological Impacts of Road Density. He is also Co-Editor in Chief of the online journal Ecology and Society ( In 2007 he was named a Beijer Fellow, of the Beijer Institute for Ecological Economics Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences. His expertise in change has been applied to the Everglades, the upper Mississippi and the Grand Canyon. We will discuss the world after the election, seen thru the lens of modeling analysis for natural resources in the age of global warming.

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Bonita Ely: Saving the Murray River in Australia in Drought Time

Tue, 09 Dec 2008 10:06:50 -0500

The Murray River has been under seige. It is huge. What can save it? Artist Bonita Ely's work is her response.

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Hannah Pingree, Majority Leader, Maine House of Representatives

Tue, 25 Nov 2008 10:02:47 -0500

In this dawn of new hope, with a new administration coming in, how will we manage the transitions to tackle the immense problems we face now and undo the damage of the past 8 years? How has Maine stepped into the limelight at the forefront of energy and environmental issues, including the fragile fisheries? What are the big problems that still need to be tackled? What role might ecological art play in this future?

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Hans Tammen, Music in the New World

Tue, 18 Nov 2008 10:08:27 -0500

The endangered guitar is a concept rather an object, that pushes the limits of comfort. In our post-Bush world, in the Age of Global Warming and Climate Change, what is our relationship to such abstractions? Tammen is the Deputy Director of Harvestworks, NYC.

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Slumlords, Natural Resources and the Law

Tue, 28 Oct 2008 10:02:46 -0400

Re-designing existing urban infrastructure to accomodate environmental sress is rarely glamourous. There are responsible urban developers and irresponsible developers working on this problem. The urban consequences from both are entwined with larger resource issues. The Upper West side of Manhattan, in New York City is now engaged in a legal battle over exactly these questions of accountability. What are the implications from this case study, for larger global environmental concerns? How does one fight for environmental justice for an entire, complex system, at the economic heart of the Western world, one building at a time? And what does ecological art have to do with it?

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Chris Fremantle: Are We a Team Yet?

Tue, 21 Oct 2008 10:01:30 -0400

Today's art world privileges a star system. But ecological art is about the collaborative process that produces change. How does that work itself out practically? Chris Fremantle is currently Research Associate on The Artist as Leader with On The Edge Research at Gray's School of Art, The Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland.

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Your Money AND Your Life? Climate Change, Finances & Art

Tue, 14 Oct 2008 10:05:00 -0400

How bad can it get? Two years ago, shortly after the "Virtual Concerts" began, Marda Kirn, of the EcoArts Network, initiated the "Weather Report" show with Lucy Lippard, for BMCA and put Dr. Jim White, carbon emissions scientist and Director of the INSTAAR Institute, at UCB, and Aviva Rahmani together to collaborate on new work. The results, "Tipping Points/ Trigger Points." is still being shown internationally, now in Russia in, "In Transition, Russia." White forecast that around now, we would enter the fast phase of climate change. Together, from the research, the team foresaw enormous economic and social disruption. Is what we're seeing today in global financial markets just the beginning of a new and very unstable world order? What can the particular vision of artist-scientist led teams have to contribute to the solution?

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Theresa Secord: Are We Burning Our Bridges to Your Future?

Tue, 07 Oct 2008 10:01:04 -0400

Scientists now predict an 11% temperature rise by century's end and the imminent loss of up to 36% of all mammals. Theresa Secord is a Native American basketmaker and a representative of her Tribes. She has witnessed the decline of key plant species, as Ash and sweet grass that are integral to her culture. At the same time, her community is struggling with social, economic and political marginalization. Many believe First peoples have the knowledge to permit us to survive global warming. When will we help them help us?

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Susan Steinman: Temporary Measures in the Environment

Tue, 30 Sep 2008 10:00:18 -0400

Artist Susan Steinman has specialized in activist community public art. She recently returned from Germany, where she completed one of several international projects. How effective can temporary community engagement be and what does it say about how change occurs?

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Sue Dakin: Running Green, Art for President

Tue, 23 Sep 2008 10:00:10 -0400

IN 1984, Sue Dakin ran for president of the United States of America, "An Artist for President." This year, she is publishing a book about the meaning of that project. What in fact does it mean all these years later, as the "real" candidates step forward? In these times of radical fear and loathing, can artists be part of realistic policy implementation?

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New Orleans: A New Season for Hurricanes and Artists

Tue, 16 Sep 2008 10:08:36 -0400

Mid-hurricane season, experts and residents of New Orleans will discuss comparisons between pre and after Katrina. The hurricane season was just blooming when I got to New Orleans a few weeks ago and then went on to Baton Rouge, for a conference at LSU on Deltaic Systems. There was a lot of good show & tell about modeling sustainable systems between wetlands and infrasructure. I left just before Gustav arrived. What did we all really learn in three years and how much can artists be part of the solutions ahead?

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Summer Meditation

Tue, 10 Jun 2008 10:00:34 -0400

As the DNC determines it's new direction and McCain and Obama line things up for the battle for American votes ahead, we will wind things down here with an assessment of what was accomplished and what is ahead.

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Bob Costanza: the Economics of Redefining the Solution

Wed, 04 Jun 2008 10:00:48 -0400

Robert Costanza, at the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics at the University of Vermont, is one of the leading economists of our times and initiated the idea that GNP had to tally with actual the ecological costs of business as usual. With Paul Hawken, David Orr, and John Todd, he is initiating a new journal: "Solutions." In the age of global warming and over-population, what do we need to look at and how?

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Tom Stokes of the Climate Change Coalition on geopolitics

Tue, 03 Jun 2008 10:00:11 -0400

Tom Stokes is the co-ordinator of the Climate Change Coalition, a clearing house for news on the global climate crisis, world wide. What is it like to sit on all that data about fear and hope? Which candidate is it safe to vote for and why? How do the international parts link up?

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Beverly Naidus & Students: Smokin' Activism

Thu, 29 May 2008 14:00:27 -0400

Educator and artist Beverly Naidus has worked in the field of art activism for most of her career. In these times, an energized population is one of the key factors that could help humanity turn the tide of short-sighted consumption. How does one teach or learn empowered engagement?

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T. Allan Comp of AMD on Science and Art Combined to deal with coal mining

Tue, 27 May 2008 10:05:16 -0400

More and more artists and scientists are crossing over into eachother's disciplines as much as collaborating between fields. T. Allan Comp has worked to reclaim water systems degraded by coal mining. He has strong feelings on the collaboation between dsiciplines. What are the implications for how we all need to address global warming?

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Michele Dionne: Is it hopeless to restore wetlands now?

Tue, 13 May 2008 10:00:19 -0400

Some scientists say we are in the slow phase of global warming and in another couple years, will be entering the fast phase. What will that do to coastal communities? Dr. Dionne, Research Director at Wells, NERR and Rahmani have collaborated formally and informally on wetlands issues since 1993. The pressing question they will address, for the 100th podcast of the Virtual Concerts, is the race between saving wetlands and the worst effects of climate change.

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Len Bahr: What is the State of New Orleans Wetlands Now?

Tue, 06 May 2008 10:00:11 -0400

Bahr is a coastal scientist knowledgable about Louisiana's coastal crises and restoration efforts. He has spent 18 years trying to advance the role of science in public policy decisions, including as coastal advisor to several governors before Katrina.

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Europe in Africa: Sacha Kagan & Steffen Keulig in Karamoja, Africa

Tue, 29 Apr 2008 10:02:08 -0400

Kagan and Keulig are sociologists whose work crosses a series of disciplines, including art. In some crisis areas, as in Africa, where they have recently been working, that flexibility is the best tool to create outreach. Is that also the answer to the future for us all?

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Earth Day Break

Tue, 22 Apr 2008 10:03:09 -0400

What if the most appropriate actionm we can take for Earth Day is no action?

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Carol Gigliotti: The Trouble with Electronics

Tue, 15 Apr 2008 10:01:20 -0400

As much as virtuality can be the solution to communications and the future, it is also it's own Pandora's Box of environmental problems. What are those problems and how may we address them?

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Suzanne Lacy: Crowd Control in Public Art

Tue, 08 Apr 2008 10:02:39 -0400

Feminist artist and educator Suzanne Lacy, author of "Mapping the Terrain," has been one of the past masters of mainstream media attention. Her roots are in community organizing. What can she say about how to reach and activate large numbers of people? What are the pros and cons of that kind of art work?

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Jan van Boeckel, Finland: How Do You Tell Children the Sky is Falling?

Tue, 01 Apr 2008 10:02:01 -0400

Jan van Boeckel is a Dutch anthropologist, visual artist, art teacher and filmmaker who has work3ed internationally. His work concerns the worldviews and environmental philosophies of indigenous peoples. His current research deals with â??opening the sensesâ?? in our current ecological crisis, particularly when working with children.

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Tricia Watts and Amy Lipton: co-curators of Ecoartspace

Thu, 27 Mar 2008 10:11:05 -0400

Lipton & Watts have recently curated E.P.A. for Exit Art Gallery in New York City. What questions arise when choosing art to address environmental crisis: what are the criteria? How does a collaborative curatorial practice work? What other shows do they consider important and where are they?

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Don Krug & students: Technology, the environment and pedagogy

Wed, 26 Mar 2008 19:54:37 -0400

Don Krug of the University of British Columbia in Vancouver and students will address questions about the relationship between virtual reality and environmental realities.

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Karen Frostig, co-editor of Blaze

Tue, 19 Feb 2008 10:00:46 -0500

This anthology of feminist writing has just been published at a time when the presidential campaign trail is being blazed by a woman. How might the contents of this book give us insight into how gender politics may determine ecological thinking in this country?

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Stephen Oliver, Museum Dir.: How Do We Teach the Children?

Tue, 12 Feb 2008 10:00:17 -0500

Stephen Oliver of the Childrens Museum of Portland, Maine will speak about an international consortium of Children's Museums engaging with artists to address environmental education for children. What are the challenges and opportunities?

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Ted Ames: the State of the Fisheries Today

Tue, 05 Feb 2008 10:03:01 -0500

Mac Arthur fellow and fisherman Ted Ames, was the executive director of the Maine Gillnetters Association. He served as marine resources director for Maineâ??s sustainable fisheries organization, the Island Institute, as president and laboratory director of Alden/Ames Laboratory, and for many years as an advisor to the New England Fisheries Management Council.

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Stacy Levy: The Economics of Going from Passion to Product

Tue, 29 Jan 2008 10:00:23 -0500

ecological artist Stacy Levy has been involved in a number of public art landcaspe restorations. She will speak to how that happens.

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Wendy Feuer on Public Art and Ecological Art

Tue, 22 Jan 2008 10:00:11 -0500

To what extent can the ideals of ecological art translate into public works as public art in urban settings? What are the problems and solutions that arise? Wendy Feuer speaks from her experience as a public art curator and as Assistant Commissioner of Urban Design & Art, Division of Planning and Sustainability, Department of Transportation, NYC.

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Paul McCarthy: Business Systems Designed by Artists?

Tue, 15 Jan 2008 10:00:13 -0500

What does the libido have to do with the economics of global warming? Businesses are turning their eyes to the impact of global warming. Artist Paul McCarthy is internationally nortorious for confronting culture with it's sexual ambivalence. Most recently, he converted a New York gallery into a glitzy factory to produce top line chocolate Santas with Xmas trees that look like sex toys. Are there implications to take seriously in this model?

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Carolee Schneemann: What Does Sex Have to Do With it?

Tue, 08 Jan 2008 10:05:28 -0500

The cultural framing of sexuality is not what we routinely think about when we talk about global warming. Artist Carolee Schneemann has been a pioneer in asking us to reconsider the role of sexuality in our most fundamental political movtivations. Animal behavioral studies tell us our social choices are often predetermined by biological drives, with little difference between us and other species. We will discuss the implications of that idea in Schneemann's work and it's application to strategies to deal with global warming.

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Subankhar Banerjee in Siberia

Tue, 18 Dec 2007 10:00:58 -0500

The work of photographer and activist, Subankhar Banerjee, has influenced public policy debates. Home from Siberia, what can he tell the rest of us about how that works?

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Current Events

Tue, 11 Dec 2007 10:01:42 -0500

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Bernie Krause: what does a healthy ecosystem sound like?

Tue, 04 Dec 2007 10:00:53 -0500

Krause was a pioneer of acoustic ecological analysis. His work records and analyzes the difference between the sound of a healthy vs an unhealthy ecosystem. The differences reflect complex implications in our times of global warming. He will speak to his work in the Arctic and its implications.

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Multi-media Artist Ellen Levy on Biotechnology

Tue, 27 Nov 2007 10:00:48 -0500

Artist Ellen K. Levy, technological trailblazer and immediate past president of the College Art Association, talks about her resumed graduate studies and how she and other artists are exploring biotechnology, stressing its potential to alter life as we know it. She asks us to consider the role of biotechnology with respect to countering some of the effects of neurotoxins and how art can illuminate the issues.

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Eve Laramee- The Nuclear Option?

Tue, 20 Nov 2007 10:00:43 -0500

Artist Eve Laramee reports on what nuclear energy and the legacy of atomic weapons research has meant to New Mexico. Her work focuses on Los Alamos.

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China & Betsy Damon; her career with water and ecological art work in China

Tue, 13 Nov 2007 10:00:35 -0500

Making Public Ecological Art in China. What can we learn? As global water concerns accelerate and the art world evolves, is there an emerging international place for this kind of work?

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Basia Irland; Gathering the Waters

Tue, 06 Nov 2007 10:00:52 -0500

Artist Basia Irland will talk about the launch of her new book.

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Betsy Damon, Mary Arnold: Making Ecological Art Work

Tue, 30 Oct 2007 10:09:13 -0400

Starting with Damon's work and discussing other artists, as Brandon Ballangee, Arnold speaks of her work at the Teaneck Conservancy and what needs to happen to make this kind of work accessible.

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Mierle Ukeles, the ultimate earth-housekeeper?

Tue, 23 Oct 2007 10:01:14 -0400

Mierle Ukeles is known for her long-standing association with restoring the huge Fresh Kills landfill on Staten Island. She was also the author of the manifesto on housekeeping in the late sixties that launched her career. She will talk about what she has learned in her life as an ecological artist.

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Veronica Young, MERI administrator: what have we done to the seals?

Thu, 18 Oct 2007 10:00:44 -0400

Veronica L. Young, Development Coordinator at the Marine Environmental Research Institute, reports on the implications of wild seals dying of flame retardant contamination in the pristine Gulf of Maine.

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Steve Katona and Susan Lerner, Teaching the Future

Tue, 16 Oct 2007 10:01:00 -0400

Susan Lerner and Steve Katona were among the founding faculty of College of the Atlantic, the first college based on an ecological premise. Steve also founded Allied Whale, a Marine Mammal Research Group.

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Mary Jo Aagerstoum, the South Florida Project

Tue, 09 Oct 2007 10:00:38 -0400

Mary Jo Aagerstoum has launched the South Florida Environmental Art Project, inspired by the decimation of the Everglades. She will speak to what this means locally and nationally.

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Hope Sandrow, artist and Shinnecock, rooster

Tue, 02 Oct 2007 10:00:35 -0400

What we do to chickens, effects global warming. Artist Hope Sandrow documents the life and times of a rooster (see:, challenging both our specism and deconstructing modern farming practices.

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Steven Durland and Community Arts Network 2

Tue, 25 Sep 2007 10:00:37 -0400

Activist artists are moving from observing and documenting protest to being part of the pro-active solutions. Steve Durland will report on how Community Arts keeps a pulse on such work internationally.

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Cultura 21 and the Venice Biennale

Fri, 21 Sep 2007 09:13:23 -0400

Following up on the September 11th Virtual Concert with Oleg Koefoed on how collectives of scientists, philosophers and artists are making important political statements in important art venues.

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Steven Durland Community Arts Network

Tue, 18 Sep 2007 09:56:44 -0400

Steven Durland and Linda Burnham have been monitoring and reporting on community based arts activism for many years, building on their former career publishing High Performance Magazine. Durland will discuss how he sees the arts responding to today's world.

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Report from Weather Report

Fri, 14 Sep 2007 18:56:04 -0400

Reporting live from the opening of Lucy Lippard's Weather Report show of 51 international artists at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art with EcoArts, exhibiting on global warming.

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Oleg Koefoed, Provoking Venice; Global Conversations

Tue, 11 Sep 2007 10:10:37 -0400

Danish Creative Philosopher Oleg Koefoed of the Gravitations Centre for Action Philosophy reports from Rome, on the events of the international artist-scientist group, cultura21, in the Joseph Beuys Pavilion at the recent Venice Beinnale, Venice, Italy; podcasting with Lucy Lippard from the "Weather Report" show in Boulder, CO., USA

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Ruth Wallen- Is Suburbia the Problem?

Tue, 14 Aug 2007 10:00:08 -0400

Ruth Wallen is part of the Faculty at Goddard College. Her multimedia work, dedicated to encouraging dialogue about ecological and social issues, includes observing creating habitat fragmentation in San Diego, CA.

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Joyce Cutler Shaw: Water, Survival and the United Nations

Tue, 07 Aug 2007 10:00:00 -0400

Artist Joyce Cutler Shaw, will speak about her international work on water and survival, dating back to 1982.

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Steven Miller- The Sounds of Environment

Tue, 31 Jul 2007 10:00:07 -0400

Composer Steven Miller,, of the College of Santa Fe is co-editor with Jim Cummings, both of the American Society for Acoustic Ecology, for the upcoming Soundscapes Journal issue on the confluence between Art, Science, Environment, Activism.

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Eve Laramee- Nuclear Solution/ Nuclear Waste Disposal

Tue, 24 Jul 2007 10:00:15 -0400

Laramee's "Fluid Geographies," work investigates tritium seepage, part of the environmental legacy of Los Alamos research and development of atomic weapons in Northern New Mexico.

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Carey Lovelace- Can Feminism Come to the Rescue Again?

Tue, 17 Jul 2007 10:00:42 -0400

Art writer and Critic Carey lovelace, is completing a 2-volume history of feminist art.

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Hans Dieleman on Sustainability 2

Tue, 26 Jun 2007 10:08:15 -0400

Dr. Hans Dieleman speaks to our present ecological status and indigenous issues. Dieleman is a Professor at Erasmus University Rotterdam and Visiting Professor at the Universidad Aut�??�?�³noma Metropolitana Campus Azcapotzalco, Mexico.

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Gary Machlis, Univ of Idaho: A Unified Field Theory for Ecological Change?

Tue, 19 Jun 2007 10:00:12 -0400

Machlis works internationally to apply multi-disciplinary scientific approaches to environmental crisis.

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Tom & Constance Merriman, artists: Saving Hays Woods

Tue, 12 Jun 2007 10:01:57 -0400

The Merrimans have struggled for years, as activist ecological artists, to conserve a significant protion of open land in the Pittsburg area. They will speak to how and why sthey did that and the recent but precarious successes they have finally seen.

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Hans Dieleman, Univ Erasmus: Are we Sustainable?

Tue, 05 Jun 2007 10:02:29 -0400

Dr. Hans Dieleman speaks on World Environment Day, a Time to Reflect on our present ecological status. Dieleman is a Professor at Erasmus University Rotterdam and Visiting Professor at the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana Campus Azcapotzalco, Mexico.

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Changing the World: Students of Beverly Naidus

Mon, 04 Jun 2007 13:59:32 -0400

Students of activist-artist-educator Beverly Naidus, at the University of Washington at Tacoma, speak about what troubles them about today’s world and how they experience art and environmental justice, as citizens of that world.

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What Do the UN Reports on Global Warming Mean? Dr Jim White

Tue, 29 May 2007 10:00:12 -0400

Dr Jim White of the Instaar Institute in Boulder, CO., specializing in carbon studies in the Arctic & Anarctic, will discuss the implications of recent UN Reports on Global Warming. How bad is it?

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Sacha Kagan: Crossing the Seas to Save the Earth 2

Tue, 22 May 2007 11:00:21 -0400

Second try: Sacha Kagan, Social Scientist, co-curator and organizer of the 2007 interdisciplinary and international ESA (art sociology) conference on Sustainability from the Univerversity of Lueneberg, Germany, discusses what was accomplished and future directions.

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Glynis Berry, Director of Art Sites: city planning and ecological art

Tue, 15 May 2007 10:02:07 -0400

As a gallery director, architect and city planning activist in Riverhead, NY, Berry is hosting the exhibition, Called to Action, curated by Lillian Ball, to instigate local conservation in the midst of development. Can art help make that possible? What else can it do?

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Crossing the Seas to Save the Earth with Sacha Kagan

Tue, 08 May 2007 10:06:02 -0400

Sacha Kagan, social scientist, co-curator and organizer of the recent interdisciplinary international ESA (art sociology) conference on sustainability, from the University of Lueneberg, Germany will discuss what was accomplished.

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Weather Report: Art and Climate Change, discussed by Marda Kirn

Tue, 01 May 2007 10:00:26 -0400

Marda Kirn mobilized Lucy Lippard and the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art to address global warming with a major show planned for September 2007. She will discuss how she has helped engage scientists, artists and others to address this crisis.

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Lucy McCarthy, Land Trust Strategies to save the earth

Tue, 24 Apr 2007 10:00:12 -0400

McCarthy, of the Vinalhaven Island Land Trust will speak to the role of small protected natural sites in the health of large ecological systems.

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Bios4: International Exhibitions with Antonio Cerveira Pinto

Tue, 17 Apr 2007 10:00:12 -0400

Artist-curator Antonio Cerveira Pinto will speak about organizing the ecological art show, Bios4, for Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, Seville, Spain, which opens May 4. He will discuss his vision to globalize curatorial practice and consider hope for a world in ecological crisis.

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Ecology in art, Eleanor Heartney, art critic for Art in America

Tue, 10 Apr 2007 10:00:21 -0400

What is the art environment for ecological art today? Heartney has written on ecological art and pluralism in the art world.

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Barbara T. Smith and Aviva Rahmani; Feminist Performance Art Questions

Sun, 08 Apr 2007 16:02:04 -0400

Resurrections vs Raping People; raping the environment. An interview of Smith by Rahmani and Rahmani by Smith about the trajectories of their retrospective careers as feminists and performance artists in an era of ecological change.

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Art, Activism and Teaching with Artist Beverly Naidus

Tue, 03 Apr 2007 10:00:40 -0400

Artist and educator Beverly Naidus has a long career of experimenting with activism in her work. She now teaches and observes it in a younger generation. She will speak to what she has seen and experienced of that kind of artwork.

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ESA Report

Sat, 31 Mar 2007 08:48:07 -0400

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Science and Social Policy with Steve Fifield

Tue, 27 Mar 2007 10:00:23 -0400

Educator Steve Fifield will talk about his role as facilitator for science educators in the New England Workshop on Science and Social Policy, NEWSSC, at Woods Hole, with workshop leader Peter Taylor. They will discuss what has come of their work.

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Art for Animals with Lynne Hull

Tue, 20 Mar 2007 10:00:39 -0400

Artist Lynne Hull discusses the work she has done internationally to mitigate the effects of human fragmentation on animal habitat.

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Changing Climate, Changing Coastal Wetlands with Dr. Michele Dionne

Tue, 13 Mar 2007 10:00:34 -0400

Dr. Michele Dionne, Director of Science for the Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve, discusses what strategies and insights scientists are applying to the effects of global warming on coastal regions.

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Groundfish & lobsters in Maine and Ecological Art

Tue, 06 Mar 2007 10:01:54 -0500

Voluntary conservation and restrictions on fishermen, have encouraged the return of ground fish stocks and stabilized the lobster industry. Now LB170 proposes to allow bycatch lobsters to be sold, challenging that balance. What does that have to do with ecological art?

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Ecofeminism Today

Tue, 27 Feb 2007 10:00:14 -0500

Curator Mary Jo Aagerstoun and scientist Meg Lowman discuss the philosophy and evolution of women in relation to the environment, comparing approaches in the arts, sciences and internationally.

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Joel Chadabe, composer, of the Ear to the Earth Network

Tue, 20 Feb 2007 10:00:49 -0500

Joel Chadabe discusses how sound and music may be a first line of defense in response to global warming and how artists are taking up this challenge.

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Andrea Polli, artist, of the New York Society for Acoustic Ecology

Tue, 06 Feb 2007 10:00:34 -0500

Installation artist Andre Polli discusses her work with scientists and other artists, addressing climate change.

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Shai Zakai Working in the Midst of a War Zone

Tue, 30 Jan 2007 10:00:11 -0500

Israeli artist Shai Zakai speaks about her stream bed restoration project and the show she is curating about the effect of war on forestation.

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Tom McCormack and Indigenous Solutions to the Ecological Crisis

Tue, 23 Jan 2007 10:00:53 -0500

Tom MrCormack, Native American storyteller speaks to how tradional environmental knowledge (TEK) and wisdom addresses global warming. This is true, even as indigenous peoples world wide are threatened by the effects of climate change.

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Lillian Ball on Saving Wetlands Activism and Art

Tue, 16 Jan 2007 10:00:24 -0500

Lillian Ball speaks about her work on Long Island, NY and how that is part of her practice as an ecological artist.

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