Light and Sound
Come to this event. (I’ll have a couple of experimental soundscapes in the mix as a part of Our New Silence.)
Please join us and treat your friends and relations of all ages to an evening of EcoLocoGlobaCosmic Wonder and Fun!
Kosmos, Oikos, and New Echoes
Multimedia Experience and Party with musical guest Our New Silence
Saturday, October 17 at Ciné. in Athens GA Doors open at 7pm.
Join EcoFocus (http://www.ecofocusfilmfest.org) for an unforgettable experience of Earth and the cosmos. The Geodome portal is a portable, inflatable half-dome with a digital projection system. Its interactive data visualization software enables educators to guide audiences through beautifully rendered imagery within a 3D atlas of the universe. Ecological concepts across vast scales can be presented within an accessible visual context, and can provide a transformative experience for all ages.
This evening’s event is a one-of-a-kind experience for Athens audiences. The doors will open at 7pm, and groups of audience members will be ushered in to the Ciné theater space for the presentations while others enjoy food sponsored by The National and music by Our New Silence.
David McConville of Geodome/Elumenati and Ned Gardiner will be the presenters for the evening.
Perceiving Home: An Ecological View of the Cosmos
Visions of the cosmos profoundly influence our interpretations of reality, shaping the lenses through which we perceive the world. While mechanistic metaphors have dominated our understanding since the scientific revolution, contemporary sciences are discovering a universe that is complex, dynamic, evolving, and self-organizing. The most radical findings have revealed systemic interconnections across phenomena at micro and macro scales that have contributed to the genesis and sustenance of life. Perceiving Home visualizes some of these connections within an immersive journey across vast scales of time and space. Using an interactive 3D atlas of the observable universe, it explores how an emerging ecological paradigm is shifting our perspectives on global and cosmic life support systems and transforming perceptions of our home planet.
An Ecological Perspective on Global Change
Science and technology extend our perception of Earth – our home in the universe. Enjoy the comprehensive perspective launched by human endeavors, including satellite imagery, climate, and ecosystem research from around the planet. Join us in moving beyond blame and fear. Embrace this opportunity to gaze on our beautiful planet. Also see how we Homo sapiens are reshaping Earth’s ecosystems. Together, we will appreciate evolution’s solutions to the challenge of coexistence. With that wisdom, let us consider the best ways to adapt to our changing planet.
Our New Silence
Musical Guest Our New Silence remixes, reinterprets, and abstracts traditional music records from Java, Indonesia. This project consists of a variety of local and UGA musicians creatively interpreting this rare music. Listen at www.ournewsilence.com and www.javasounds.org.