Folksonomy | Dark Ecology is a structured repository of digital culture and creative practice. en-au Creative Commons License: (cc), Simon Perkins Tue, 06 Jun 2017 18:14:34 +1000 Tue, 06 Jun 2017 18:14:34 +1000 Constellations 2.0 60 Sowing Climate Doubt Among Schoolteachers Through Unscientific Propaganda The book Why Scientists Disagree about Global Warming is unscientific propaganda from authors with connections to the disinformation-machinery of the Heartland Institute In a recent letter to his members David L Evans executive director of the National Science Teachers Association said that labeling propaganda as science does not make it so He called the institute rsquo s mass mailing of the book an unprecedented attack on science education Judging from the responses of educators I know who have received Why Scientists Disagree About Global Warming in recent weeks most copies of it are likely to be ignored or discarded But if only a small percentage of teachers use it as intended they could still mislead tens of thousands of students with it year after year Curt Stager 27 April 2017 The New York Times Tue, 06 Jun 2017 18:14:34 +1000 The Basics of Climate Change Explained Fri, 02 Jun 2017 14:34:43 +1000 The Age of Stupid 2009 exploitation colonialism Franny Armstrong 2009 The Age of Stupid London Spanner Films Passion Pictures Fri, 16 Oct 2015 09:14:24 +1000 The Next Black a film about the future of clothing People say that fashion moves faster and faster More colours more collections more brands more styles But in reality the clothing industry has been crawling in terms of innovation for the last hundred years Up until now For the first time in history the concept of clothing is about to change And it rsquo s our mission to explore it This film is not about the new it rsquo s about the next Will mass consumption of clothing continue to escalate Or will we return to creating quality and caring about what we wear Will the future be centred around smart clothing and new technologies Or will we find innovation within organic and traditional methods We meet with some of the world rsquo s most progressive people in search of the answers The Next Black is produced by home appliance manufacturer AEG with the goal to anticipate future washing needs and contribute in making the clothing industry more sustainable Sun, 21 Jun 2015 03:46:43 +1000 Pope Francis s encyclical on the environment a global call to action The pope s 180-page encyclical on the environment released on Thursday is at its core a moral call for action on phasing out the use of fossil fuels But it is also a document infused with an activist anger and concern for the poor casting blame on the indifference of the powerful in the face of certain evidence that humanity is at risk following 200 years of misuse of resources Up to now he says the world has accepted a cheerful recklessness in its approach to the issue lacking the will to change habits for the good of the Earth Climate change is a global problem with grave implications environmental social economic political and for the distribution of goods the papal statement says It represents one of the principal challenges facing humanity in our day Stephanie Kirchgaessner 18 June 2015 The Guardian Thu, 18 Jun 2015 22:03:31 +1000 CNN Ecosphere Project engagement through real-time visualisations In November 2011 the UN invited representatives from 194 states to discuss climate change at the COP17 Conference 17th Conference of Parties in Durban South Africa CNN launched the ECOSPHERE Project and brought the world to the COP17 Climate Change Conference ndash with a hashtag The CNN ECOSPHERE is a digital ecosystem growing from thousands of tweets about climate change A real ndash time visualisation of the global discussion on the internet Every COP17 tweet stimulated growth in one of the numerous plants representing topics like Sustainability or Carbon The size colour and growth rate of these plants gave users a fascinating view of how the international conversation was evolving CNN invited people to plant a thought with hashtag COP17 and brought the project to the COP17 Conference Here a live digital installation connected delegates with contributions from all over the world ndash getting more people involved in a climate change conference than ever before Wed, 24 Dec 2014 11:54:04 +1000 Protofarm 2050 guide to free farming urban agricultural speculation Design Indaba invited five designers to look beyond the possibilities and predictions currently in the public domain Futurefarmers 5 5 designers Dunne amp Raby Revital Cohen and Frank Tjepkema each created a unique vision of the year 2050 with increased urbanisation and population limited natural resources climate challenges and digital ndash biological integration Defining farming as the sustainable cultivation of a renewable resource Design Indaba presented Protofarm 2050 at the ICSID World Design Congress in Singapore from 23 to 25 November 2009 Design Indaba Sun, 23 Nov 2014 11:34:55 +1000 No Reverb Added An Acoustical Experiment in Drumming Fri, 13 Dec 2013 10:15:10 +1000 The Geojournalism Handbook The Geojournalism Handbook is part of the portfolio of the Environmental News Lab Ecolab a multidisciplinary team hosted at Brazilian non profit news agency O ECO working to create useful applications for environmental coverage The online toolkit was created in partnership with ICFJ Internews Earth Journalism Network and the Flag It Project It will be a resource for Flag It participants in Brazil Nigeria the Philippines and Romania Thu, 26 Sep 2013 00:10:27 +1000 Chasing Ice a call to action about climate change Chasing Ice is the story of one man s mission to change the tide of history by gathering undeniable evidence of our changing planet Within months of that first trip to Iceland the photographer conceived the boldest expedition of his life The Extreme Ice Survey With a band of young adventurers in tow Balog began deploying revolutionary time ndash lapse cameras across the brutal Arctic to capture a multi ndash year record of the world s changing glaciers As the debate polarizes America and the intensity of natural disasters ramps up globally Balog finds himself at the end of his tether Battling untested technology in subzero conditions he comes face to face with his own mortality It takes years for Balog to see the fruits of his labor His hauntingly beautiful videos compress years into seconds and capture ancient mountains of ice in motion as they disappear at a breathtaking rate Chasing Ice depicts a photographer trying to deliver evidence and hope to our carbon ndash powered planet Mon, 08 Apr 2013 12:14:50 +1000 UK Youth Climate Coalition The UK Youth Climate Coalition works to inspire empower mobilise and unite young people to take positive action on climate change But what does that actually mean Put quite simply we are a group of young people who are working together to create a future for ourselves which is happy affordable clean and safe But we re not just another organisation who points fingers at the bad guys and moans about how rubbish the government is We believe that to tackle climate change we need something new We need an inspiring vision of how we want the world to be in the future and a movement that anyone can feel part of UK Youth Climate Coalition Mon, 05 Nov 2012 16:24:55 +1000 Ars Electronica Festival New Concepts for a New World THE BIG PICTURE is the theme of the August 30 to September 3 2012 Ars Electronica Festival Occupying the focal point is the effort to identify all ndash encompassing images that capture the world that s coming to be Big Pictures that do justice to the progressive globalization and interrelatedness of our world ones that capture its contradictions and flaws as well as ways in which people are coming together By showcasing inspiring best ndash practice examples from art and science this year s festival is a call for a new open ndash minded way of considering the development of a viable vision of our future ndash how such a Big Picture ought to be composed and how it might become reality Ars Electronica Festival 2012 Fig 1 work of Seiko Mikami Desire of Codes Mon, 22 Oct 2012 16:10:51 +1000 Alice Madness Returns gameplay Demo Mon, 22 Oct 2012 12:47:34 +1000 The9Billion Sustainability Clean Technology News and Views Here at THE9BILLION you ll find the latest news information and opinion related to living a happier and more sustainable life one day at a time Main categories cover Earth Technology Living Business Politics Culture Entertainment and the Social aspects of life It s estimated that the world s population will reach around 9 billion people by 2050 and then begin to fall We are currently approaching 7 billion Many of us living today will still be around in 2050 The question is given our many social and environmental issues how are 9 billion people going to learn to live sustainably by 2050 John Johnston Fig 1 Greenaid Seedbomb Vending Machine SpontaneousInterventions http www spontaneousinterventions org project greenaid ndash seedbomb ndash vending ndash machine Sun, 30 Sep 2012 01:32:05 +1000 Big Question Feast or Famine The world population is growing by 75 million people each year That s almost the size of Germany Today we re nearing 7 billion people At this rate we ll reach 9 billion people by 2040 And we all need to eat But how That s a critical issue the IonE tackles in our first Big Question video At the same time agriculture is a major contributor to climate change and will suffer as an industry from the consequences Institute on the Environment 2009 University of Minnesota Sun, 08 Apr 2012 17:38:16 +1000