contingent ecologies contingent ecologies

contingent ecologies

curated by Camille Turner and Michael Alstad Presented as a partnership between: InterAccess, Year Zero One, and the Subtle Technologies Festival exhibition run: May 22 to June 12 opening reception: Friday, June 4th: 7:30pm Each year Subtle Technologies presents an international festival bringing scientists, artists and designers together to share ideas, science and artworks around [...]

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velo-city: chris hardwicke velo-city: chris hardwicke

velo-city: chris hardwicke

Velo-city is part concept, part vision. It is a highway for bikes, a network of elevated bikeways that connect distant parts of the city. Each direction of travel in Velo-city has a separate bikeway tube with three lanes of traffic for slow, medium and fast travel. The separation of direction reduces wind resistance and creates [...]

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API: marko peljhan + matthew biederman API:  marko peljhan + matthew biederman

API: marko peljhan + matthew biederman

Arctic Perspective highlights the cultural, geopolitical and ecological significance of the Arctic and its indigenous cultures. API aims to empower local citizens of the North via open source infrastructures, such as; data sharing, environmental monitoring, and communications technologies. In collaboration with the communities of Igloolik, Kinngait, Iqaluit, Mittimatalik and  Kanngiqtugaapik in Nunavut, Canada, and other Arctic communities, [...]

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the green corridor: noel harding + rod strickland the green corridor: noel harding + rod strickland

the green corridor: noel harding + rod strickland

The Green Corridor is a groundbreaking initiative for generating a green redevelopment of the international bridge corridor linking Canada to the United States. As a gateway to the City of Windsor, the corridor presents opportunities to involve local communities in transforming their environment. Traveling along its 2 km length, visitors will experience a new conception [...]

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subtle technologies

the science of the faeries

In the beginning thunder was the voice of God. Faeries painted colours on flowers and everything that happened was directed by God. Karl Schroeder was one of the first speakers in the Subtle Technologies symposium. It was called Rewilding Humanity. Karl, a sci fi writer, whose recent titles include: Cities of the Air and Pirate [...]

Jun 11, 2010 14:57

sustainable design

innovative communities for a sustainable world

From space, astronauts can see whole continents and oceans in a single glance. If we imagine such a vantage point and begin to focus on Ontario, we can start to see how our communities interact with one another and what impact they might have on the planet as a whole. Ontario Centres of Excellence is [...]

Jun 8, 2010 7:19

food and water

window farm

Food for Life Global welcomes Windowfarms as one of our affiliates. Windowfarms are vertical, hydroponic, modular, low-energy, high-yield edible window gardens built using low-impact or recycled local materials. A Windowfarm makes it easier for anyone to get started growing hydroponically even in the limited space of an apartment, during fall, winter, and spring months. Newly [...]

Dec 19, 2010 13:34

eco-art

ecoaesthetic: the tragedy of beauty

ecoaesthetic: the tragedy of beauty

ECOAESTHETIC is an annual summer experience of environmental issues affecting our visual world and spiritual selves through exhibitions and special events. ECOAESTHETIC: The Tragedy of Beauty is the first exhibition of SEA to be mounted in Exit Art’s main gallery. In keeping with SEA’s mission to present artworks that address socio-environmental concerns – and to [...]

Jun 16, 2010 23:56

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window farm

Food for Life Global welcomes Windowfarms as one of our affiliates. Windowfarms are vertical, hydroponic, modular, low-energy, high-yield edible window gardens built using low-impact or recycled local materials. A Windowfarm makes it easier for anyone to get started growing hydroponically even in the limited space of an apartment, during fall, winter, and spring months. Newly [...]

Polar M (Mirrored)

Polar M (Mirrored)

Carsten Nicolai + Marko Peljhan curated by Yukiko Shikata (guest curator) and Kazunao Abe (YCAM) The Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media [YCAM] presents polar m [mirrored], a brand new installation piece. Carsten Nicolai and Marko Peljhan, two artists who keep operating on the international stage, team up once every ten years for a collaborative [...]

Solar Cells Made From Bioluminescent Jellyfish

Solar Cells Made From Bioluminescent Jellyfish

Swedish researchers have devised a way to turn bioluminescent jellyfish into solar cells. It works like this: the green fluorescent protein (GFP) that makes the Aequorea victoria glow is simply dripped onto a silicon dioxide substrate between two electrodes. The protein works itself into strands between the electrodes. When ultraviolet light is shined on the [...]

climate chorus

climate chorus

Come read out loud parts of an international report on climate change. The report is a 600-page text that summarizes the research of thousands of scientists and attempts to grapple with the complexities of adaptation. The art of reading aloud takes this arcane scientific policy text and makes it part of the voices of our [...]

future city toronto

This video was shown at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen. Mayor Miller attended to represent Toronto as Chair of the C40 at the Climate Summit for Mayors and continue to champion the leadership of cities in fighting climate change. Watch the video to see what Toronto is doing to fight climate change. [...]

ecoaesthetic: the tragedy of beauty

ecoaesthetic: the tragedy of beauty

ECOAESTHETIC is an annual summer experience of environmental issues affecting our visual world and spiritual selves through exhibitions and special events. ECOAESTHETIC: The Tragedy of Beauty is the first exhibition of SEA to be mounted in Exit Art’s main gallery. In keeping with SEA’s mission to present artworks that address socio-environmental concerns – and to [...]

the science of the faeries

In the beginning thunder was the voice of God. Faeries painted colours on flowers and everything that happened was directed by God. Karl Schroeder was one of the first speakers in the Subtle Technologies symposium. It was called Rewilding Humanity. Karl, a sci fi writer, whose recent titles include: Cities of the Air and Pirate [...]

After the fest – a look at indigenous knowledge

I am in withdrawal. The 13th annual Subtle Technologies festival just wrapped up. It was an amazing weekend with some of the most stimulating minds. My brain is full and it will take me quite a while to download everything I’ve experienced so I will just share with you a summary of one speaker today [...]

innovative communities for a sustainable world

From space, astronauts can see whole continents and oceans in a single glance. If we imagine such a vantage point and begin to focus on Ontario, we can start to see how our communities interact with one another and what impact they might have on the planet as a whole. Ontario Centres of Excellence is [...]

the woman who gave birth to a forest

the woman who gave birth to a forest

Can you imagine a forest of poetry? I mean literally. A forest where different kinds of trees represent dead poets. The kind of tree of each poet selected by alive poets, as homage to the ones who were before them. A certain way to celebrate the life of poetry with life in itself. A celebration where life and [...]