Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Multisensory Engagement, Part II - from Across the Country
Back in November, I published a blog post about multisensory engagement in sustainability and climate action, using examples from the Chicago Community Climate Action Toolkit. At the end of that post, I promised a follow-up post with examples from across the country. Here it is!
Here are some of my favorite examples of projects that attempt--successfully or unsuccessfully, you decide--to engage a broader audience in complex sustainability issues by drawing on the senses in very creative ways:
American Museum of Natural History: Our Global Kitchen Exhibit
This new exhibit explores connections between food, nature, and culture, using sight, smell, and taste. Sounds so creative--I hope to go visit next time I'm in New York!
Digital Media/Sound Artist Andrea Polli
Talk about creative: Andrea Polli uses all sorts of media, my favorite being sound, to help people think about the natural environment and climate change in new ways. Check out this blog entry about her from grist.org. Make sure to click on some of the links to other sites to hear and see her work,
More climate "sonification," this time from a DJ and graphic designer...
Sending A Message Through Song
Cincinnatti high school student Camille Jones wrote this wonderful blog post about the ability of song to facilitate change. Great links to some great songs included!
Symphony of Science
Another example of using song--this time to convey science directly.
Dance: The Seldoms
This Chicago dance troupe explores a number of social issues--including climate change. Here's a review of their performance in 2012, Exit Disclaimer: Science and Fiction Ahead. Wish I had seen it! Dance seems like an interesting medium through which to explore the importance of relationships and connection as a key strategy for survival.
What's your favorite example here?
What other examples can you share with us?