Soil Sensor work in progress

Work in progress, grid of 12 tiles for soil sensor 2015
Work in progress, grid of 12 tiles for soil sensor 2015

So here we are, a grid of 12 just to see how it’s shaping up as an idea and what the end result might look like. I suppose it makes more sense to wait until it’s finished before publishing but I’m quite excited and impatient. Had some initial problems with very hardy seeds that came with the soil but they’re weeded out and hopefully that should be it. It’s interesting to see how the soil has leveled out, broken down and weathered into a much finer till. I’m also coming to terms with the fact that children, dogs, cats, rabbits, mice and bunch other things are going to be collaborators on this project. I have also noticed some rather tough perennials breaking through the matting and showing an appearance. It’s going to be an interesting and unpredictable few months.

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Call for Papers; Environmental Utterance 1st-2nd September 2012

Call for Papers

University College Falmouth inc. Dartington College of Arts

invites you to

“ENVIRONMENTAL UTTERANCE”

 1st-2nd September 2012 

  

Deadline for applications: 31st March 2012

Slime Mould and Emerging Networks

A fascinating piece showing an emerging network of a slime mould challenging very clever engineers in developing a sustainable and efficient network.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/8473316.stm

also

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b012w66t

Slime Mould Network

Roger Deakin ‘The Garden’

A great piece from the BBC archives, an example of listening being more revealing than looking.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/science/thegarden.shtml ‘The House’ is also well worth a listen, linked on the same page.

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