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Networked_Performance — Art and Sustainability: Connecting Patterns for a Culture of Complexity

Networked_Performance — Art and Sustainability: Connecting Patterns for a Culture of Complexity | The Landscape Café | Scoop.it

What is the cultural dimension of sustainability? This book offers a thought-provoking answer, with a theoretical synthesis on »cultures of sustainability«. Describing how modernity degenerated into a culture of unsustainability, to which the arts are contributing, Sacha Kagan engages us in a fundamental rethinking of our ways of knowing and seeing the world. We must learn not to be afraid of complexity, and to re-awaken a sensibility to patterns that connect. With an overview of ecological art over the past 40 years, and a discussion of art and social change, the book assesses the potential role of art in a much needed transformation process.

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14 Crazy Ideas That Worked Out Fine

14 Crazy Ideas That Worked Out Fine | The Landscape Café | Scoop.it
That’s what I call useful.
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Room for the River | Nijmegen, The Netherlands | H+N+S Landscape Architects -

Room for the River | Nijmegen, The Netherlands | H+N+S Landscape Architects - | The Landscape Café | Scoop.it
The Netherlands forms the low-lying delta of North-Western Europe. Over the past 1000 years the rivers have been harnessed between | Read More
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Using Old Traditions, Bhil Tribes Revive Forest & Water Resources In 800 Villages Of MP

Using Old Traditions, Bhil Tribes Revive Forest & Water Resources In 800 Villages Of MP | The Landscape Café | Scoop.it
Bhil Tribes of Jhabua of MP encountered the struggle of water, but decided to deal with it differently - through their ancient ‘Halma’ tradition.
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100 Ways to Save the World

This is a grim spring for those concerned about our warming planet. Last year was the hottest in recorded history, eclipsing 2015, which in turn beat out 2014. In December, climate scientists collectively freaked out after recording temperatures in the Arctic 36 degrees Fahrenheit above normal. This latest sign of global heat rash came just weeks after the election of a U.S. president who has called climate change a hoax, who vows to put bankrupt coal giants back in business, and who recruited his secretary of state from ExxonMobil.
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11 real-world forests that look like they’re straight out of a fairytale.

11 real-world forests that look like they’re straight out of a fairytale. | The Landscape Café | Scoop.it
Forests are nothing short of spectacular — especially these.
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Snow falls in the Sahara desert for the first time in nearly 40 years

Snow falls in the Sahara desert for the first time in nearly 40 years | The Landscape Café | Scoop.it
An amateur photographer has captured rare and beautiful images of the first snowfall in the Sahara desert for nearly 40 years. Karim Bouchetata photographed the fleeting scene on Monday in the small Algerian town of Ain Sefra, which lies in the Atlas Mountains on the northern edge of the desert.
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Codex Seraphinianus: History’s Most Bizarre and Beautiful Encyclopedia, Brought Back to Life

Codex Seraphinianus: History’s Most Bizarre and Beautiful Encyclopedia, Brought Back to Life | The Landscape Café | Scoop.it
"You see what you want to see. You might think it’s speaking to you, but it’s just your imagination."

In 1976, Italian artist, archit
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Artist Spends Year Alone In Forest Creating Organic Works Of Art | TIMEWHEEL

Artist Spends Year Alone In Forest Creating Organic Works Of Art | TIMEWHEEL | The Landscape Café | Scoop.it
Sculptural artist Spencer Byles demonstrates his passion for creation in a very unique, organic way. Having spent every day for over
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I Spend Days On Bridges To Take Images Of Vendors

I Spend Days On Bridges To Take Images Of Vendors | The Landscape Café | Scoop.it
I spend hours and hours on a couple of bridges in Hanoi waiting for vendors to pass by to show the beauty, symmetry, and art street vendors create every day
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The most incredible microscope images of 2016 reveal a beautiful, hidden universe

The most incredible microscope images of 2016 reveal a beautiful, hidden universe | The Landscape Café | Scoop.it
Nikon Small World awards microscope photographer cash prizes for their best microscope pictures each year, and 2016 has brought some truly beautiful images.
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Paris allows anyone to plant an urban garden

Paris allows anyone to plant an urban garden | The Landscape Café | Scoop.it
The Paris city council passed a law allowing locals to obtain permits to garden public spaces in an effort to add more greenery to the city.
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Biomimicry in action

Biomimicry in action | The Landscape Café | Scoop.it
Janine Benyus has a message for inventors: When solving a design problem, look to nature first. There you'll find inspired designs for making things waterproof, aerodynamic, solar-powered and more. Here she reveals dozens of new products that take their cue from nature with spectacular results.
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Interconnectivity Tree Research Project - HeartMath Institute

Interconnectivity Tree Research Project - HeartMath Institute | The Landscape Café | Scoop.it
Interconnectivity Tree Research Project Why are we so in awe of the old oak and the ancient redwood tree? Why does sitting beneath a spreading sycamore feel like a spiritual experience? HeartMath’s scientists have focused especially on oak and redwood trees as they seek answers to a number of questions. For instance, given our close …
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This woman swims naked year-round in Snowdonia’s cold mountain lakes. The resulting film is beautiful

This woman swims naked year-round in Snowdonia’s cold mountain lakes. The resulting film is beautiful | The Landscape Café | Scoop.it
Matador is a travel and lifestyle brand redefining travel media with cutting edge adventure stories, photojournalism, and social commentary.
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Ein Flughafen für Vögel

Ein Flughafen für Vögel | The Landscape Café | Scoop.it
Für eine grüne Stadt: Im chinesischen Tianjin wird demnächst ein neuer Flughafen gebaut. Die künftigen Nutzer sind ausschließlich Vögel.
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Teenager Is on Track to Plant a Trillion Trees

Teenager Is on Track to Plant a Trillion Trees | The Landscape Café | Scoop.it
Starting his project as a nine-year-old, Felix Finkbeiner aims to restore the world’s forests.
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earth :: a global map of wind, weather, and ocean conditions

earth :: a global map of wind, weather, and ocean conditions | The Landscape Café | Scoop.it
See current wind, weather, ocean, and pollution conditions, as forecast by supercomputers, on an interactive animated map. Updated every three hours.
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to illuminate a small field - Cognitive Edge

to illuminate a small field - Cognitive Edge | The Landscape Café | Scoop.it
Anyone who has ever been walking in the hills will have had the experience…
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Worth while reading! Good knitwork, weaving in sensitivity to place, language and archetypes, calling attention to things so conveniently unnoticed, unillumined. Dealing with the lost art of being present to what is actually happening in our lifes, our health and the wider ecologies. Inviting leaders to work with the system as it is, understanding the underlying dynamics and to drop idealist positions of future desired states.(YES!)
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Dallas is building one of America's biggest urban nature parks

Dallas is building one of America's biggest urban nature parks | The Landscape Café | Scoop.it
Dallas could soon have the biggest city nature park in America, part of which is the Trinity River Park designed by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates.
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This 3,200-Year-Old Tree Is So Big, It's Never Been Captured In A Single Photograph... Until Now

This 3,200-Year-Old Tree Is So Big, It's Never Been Captured In A Single Photograph... Until Now | The Landscape Café | Scoop.it

On the western slope of the Sierra Nevadas in California, there's a very special tree. California's forests are known for their trees, but this ... | facebook
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Dad Turns 6-Year-Old Son’s Doodles Into Hilariously Creepy Illustrations

Dad Turns 6-Year-Old Son’s Doodles Into Hilariously Creepy Illustrations | The Landscape Café | Scoop.it
6-year-old Dom has over 8,000 followers on Instagram, which is pretty impressive result for a stream of child's doodles. But ok, there might be another side to
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Finalists of the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards - Bird In Flight

Finalists of the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards - Bird In Flight | The Landscape Café | Scoop.it
The judges have selected the best works from over 2,000 submissions.
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China Announces That It Will Cover Nearly A Quarter Of The Country In Forest By 2020...

China Announces That It Will Cover Nearly A Quarter Of The Country In Forest By 2020... | The Landscape Café | Scoop.it
China has announced, via a United Nations report, that it will be covering nearly a quarter of the country with forests by 2020.  The plan is to turn China into an "ecological civilization" and function as a model for future building projects.

“The outdated view that man can conquer nat
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New online course introduces students to the "wicked problems" facing people and the environment

New online course introduces students to the "wicked problems" facing people and the environment | The Landscape Café | Scoop.it
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in cooperation with Concordia University in Montreal will launch a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) called “Wicked Problems, Dynamic Solutions: The Ecosystem Approach and Systems Thinking.” The course includes 40 hours of learning, introducing students to the basic concepts of the ecosystem and systems thinking approach to understanding human societies and their impacts on the natural world.
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The memory of a river

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"If you measure the contours of a river valley with Lidar (like radar with lasers), you get a beautiful map of all the historical river channels."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, December 29, 2015 6:39 PM

This particular image is fantastic for teaching about geomorphology and river systems.  Students can 'see' the historical layers of a meandering stream winding it's way across the landscape.  Here's a meandering stream image (Willamette River, Oregon) that shows the dynamism of fluvial processes quite nicely.

 

Tags physical, fluvial, geomorphology, erosion, landscape.

YEC Geo's curator insight, January 19, 2016 4:58 PM

Very impressive.

Sylvain Rotillon's curator insight, January 29, 2016 3:42 AM

For the beauty of this picture. Follow the link to see the ancient courses of Mississippi River, I had once the idea to draw maps of the lower course of the Loue River in France not in a scientific purpose, but just for a kind of fractal art.