Earth Day is an event celebrated worldwide to show support in protection of the environment and honor the Earth.
Please join us (and over 192 countries) . Beginning April 22 we are posting on CREATIVE DISTURBANCE a series of podcasts about our “sense
of place” on the planet Earth, discussing art-science connections from Antarctica to South Africa to the expanding deserts in the American
Listen to them on Stitcher, I Tunes, podcast addict, sound cloud or on the Creative Disturbance Earth Day page at: http://creativedisturbance.org/earthday/
Geologist Susan Erickson, producer on the Art and Earth Science Channel on Creative Disturbance
Has been posting a series of podcasts addressing the way artists have used the Earth as inspiration and as subject matter for millennia. The channel highlights existing projects and discuss where the geosciences and artists can collaborate to bring new insights to what happens at the boundary between the disciplines. We are particularly interested in building research agendas to support this growing field.
Some of the podcasts to date include:
Matthew Garcia discusses his desert-based art and ecology initiative – DesertArtLAB. Desert ArtLAB seeks to inform a discourse of place in desert urban landscapes, while challenging desert residents to consider how indigenous desert ecology can inform identity, equality and resilience in our desert communities
Artist Diane Burko with student participant Emily Moore and scientist Danielle Bianchi report from the Drake Passage after a week ‘on ice’ in Antarctica.
Dr. Kathy Ellins and Dr. Susan Eriksson address the current status of art and earth science collaborations and new directions that could bolster their utility in geoscience research and education. Dr. Kathy Ellins works in the office of Outreach and Diversity in the Jackson School of Geosciences at the University of Texas at Austin, while Dr. Susan Eriksson is an independent consultant and a research fellow in the ArtSci Lab at The University of Texas at Dallas.