[-empyre-] invasive species

Aviva Rahmani ghostnets at ghostnets.com
Thu Jun 14 22:09:34 AEST 2018

Altho I agree about guns, we might alternately describe the invasiveness of humans, as some biologists have termed it, as the best example of a successful predator species. As other scientists have pointed out, the fate of an over-successful predatory behavior is that resources vanish, and the species crashes because that dynamic defies principles of exchange in island biogeography to sustain a diverse ecosystem. As I have often mentioned here and elsewhere, we have a lot to learn from science about the fate of humanity. I suspect we might also have a lot to learn from mycelium about community functions. I look forward to the sonification workshop next week to learn more. And yes, of course, algorithms aren't neutral- they depend on who supplies the data. That may be a more interesting question about who or what is the invader or even how to parse big data: what are the determinants of the data gatherers? In biological sampling, for example, outcomes are often subject to the convenience of interns or graduate students: gathering data close to the road vs in quadrats progressively marked away from human traffic. Meanwhile, you have all given me a reading list I look forward to studying, thank you.

FYI, this is the workshop agenda re: how scientists are drawing input from artists:

Real-Time Data Visualizations:
A 21st Century Confluence of Art, Music and Science at Ecological Research Sites
8:00        Breakfast (atrium of Peirce Laboratory)
9:00        Welcome, Introductions, and Overview of Meeting (Lindsey)
9: 15       Why ArtSci? (Lindsey, Sarah and Group Discussion)
·         Communicate Science to a Broader Audience – Science for Science’s sake
·         Create Art – Art for Art’s sake
·         Communicate Science to a Broader Audience to Enact Change – SciArt for Advocacy
·         Stimulate Creativity – Emerging insights from the neurosciences
·         Explore Pattern and Process in Scientific Data – Discover new insights from Big data
10:15     Break
10:25     ArtSci in Practice (~10 minutes each, and demos available in atrium at lunch)
                Waterviz (Lindsey/Mary)
                HydroScape/Jellys/Climate (Marty)
                The Blue Trees Symphony (Aviva)
                Water Paintings, Mangroves, Sea Level Rise (Xavier)
                Hemlock Hospice (Aaron)
ArtSci at NY Field Stations (Kevin)
11:25     Discussion
12:00     Lunch (and demos available in atrium)
1:00        Fostering ArtSci – Opportunities and Challenges (round robin)
3:00        Break
3:10        Next Steps for Fostering ArtSci in Northern New England?
4:00        Adjourn

Aviva Rahmani, PhD
www.ghostnets at ghostnets.com <http://www.ghostnets@ghostnets.com>
Watch ³Blued Trees²:  https://vimeo.com/135290635 
www.gulftogulf.org <http://www.gulftogulf.org/> 

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