@technobiophilia – what is it? watch the video where Sue Thomas explains

There are many exciting things happening every day and we all have things that inspire us and make us wonder about the world. Some take delight in sport results, others nature, others art, others technology. Some of us find the blurirng of the edges of those things the most rich area to explore. I certainly do.

Those who have known me for some time will know that whilst I worked as an artist and now as a producer, the common thread throughout has been a slight penchant for technology. Both as a medium and an intellectual pursuit. No suprise then that I am excited by the upcoming publication of Technobiophilia by Sue Thomas. Nature and technology rubbing shoulders, creating new ways of understanding how we relate to the world.

Sue has posted a video of her explaining a bit about the concepts behind the book and what motivated her to reserch the idea. It’s a fascinating way of thinking and slightly at odds with those who enjoy the power of the binary opposires of science V nature, nature V cyberspace. Technology is here to stay, get used to it.

As Sue is also my sister – I am slightly biased. This is the first time we have worked together professionally (I did the black & white chapter headers, some shown in the video), so we’d love to hear what you think.

micro-residency for artist in libraries 6 weeks to respond by blogging, thinking, making

Today Simon Ryder and I did our first workshops in the two designated libraries in the Forest of Dean. Thanks to everyone that made it – it was a really fascinating day and everyone participated fully.

Simon will be blogging about this micro-residency – he has less than 6 weeks to respond to the forest and the unique nature of the place – both literally and metaphorically.

By meeting people and conducting personal research, he will become entrenched in a myriad of thoughts! I’ll leave him to share those thoughts in his blog – to get them sent to your mailbox regularly subscribe by signing up on his website.

Who knows, it may not be long before some participants from the workshops begin to start blogging too…..

Great mix of people  too – architects, engineers, librarians, ex-policemen, editors to name but a few.

Here’s a few pics by Forest photographer Chris Morris

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