The Palimpsest uses 3D scanning and virtual reality to record urban spaces and the communities that live in them.
The central purpose of The Bronze Oak Project is to use the iconic symbol of this ancient oak tree to catalyse a more meaningful and lasting connection between citizens and the natural world in our cities. It will also stand as a symbol of the strength and longevity of the Monarchy and be an inspiring focal point for achieving two wider aims.
All free-living life forms are made of cells. The majority of life forms on the planet are microscopic and unicellular – meaning that the entire organism consists of only one cell, and is too small to be seen with the naked eye. We, in juxtaposition, are made up of many, many cells, as are the plants and animals that we can see around us every day. Unicellular organisms inhabit the soil, air and water all around us, some even reside within our own bodies. These organisms are intrinsically fascinating and often visually stunning; they are architects, builders, travellers, parasites, hunters, scavengers and prey; they have sex lives and mating rituals; they build communities and they go it alone. They are as complex in terms of behavior and lifestyle as any plant or animal, yet they do all of this within the confines of only one cell. Pondlife is an effort to document these organisms as the complex living creatures that they are, and make them accessible to as many people as possible. Pondlife is also intended to be educational. It attempts to communicate some basic concepts of biology, survival and the evolution of life in fun and visually stimulating ways using examples from the microscopic world. The documentation of these organisms is an invaluable resource to the education of adults and children alike.
Wind down each night with an hour of unusual music from artists, composers, and traditional musicians - all gleefully oblivious of their genres. Hosted by WNYC’s John Schaefer. Produced by WNYC Studios.
A weekly Virtual Reality talk and interview show.
I'm an ecologist with an interest in sounds and animal communication. I record natural sounds in many areas of the western US, and describe my recording adventures, and the importance of sounds and quiet places on my blog. Here you can also learn how to get started in nature sound recording, and download some of my best recordings.