NOW ON YOUTUBE: Here is a 13 minute overview narrated by the cofounders and project directors about why a private entity built the world’s largest laboratory for global ecology, Biosphere 2, and how eight people lived and worked inside it for two years (1991-1993) growing their food, recycling their air, water and wastes. This experiment […]
Documentary Film “Will Apples Grow on Mars?“ Made in 1991, this remarkable film depicts the creation of Biosphere 2, the world’s first (and so far, only) totally sealed miniature world designed for long term human habitation. In 1991, four men and four women were locked inside Biosphere 2 as an experiment to see if they could survive for two […]
A piece by Romuald Hazoumè in the October Gallery Exhibition at the Armory Show was featured this week in the New York Times Art & Design section. Hazoumè’s piece represents the vehicles used to transport gas in the Republic of Benin and reflects on the black-market oil trade in the region.
This 3 min video was produced by Ben Zenner, a volunteer of Las Casas de la Selva in April of 2013. Ben is a videographer and graphic designer, and is in the process of developing a non profit design firm to help organizations with their online media presence and funding efforts, and to connect students […]
John Allen, inventor of Biosphere 2 talks at The New Bioeconomics Colloquium at Synergia Ranch in Santa Fe, July 2013.
Mark Nelson, one of the eight biospherians who lived in Biosphere 2 for two years, talks about his experience and the lessons he learned while living under glass at a colloquium at Synergia Ranch, July 2013.
Biosphere 2 An Apparatus For New Science Here is a video of the presentation Bill Dempster gave on Biosphere 2 at The University of New Mexico Civil Engineering seminar on March 27, 2013. synergeticpress.com
We are pleased to share an article from this Sunday’s New York Times featuring October Gallery artist, El Anatsui on the cover of the arts section.
Research Vessel Heraclitus’ Cultural History Project: Contemporary Histories of Mediterranean Ports Lives and Legends of the Mediterranean Sea (Reposted from LifeArtsMedia.com) For millennia, the Mediterranean peoples have conducted maritime quests for myth, treasure, inspiration, food, commerce, transportation, conquest, exploitation, research, discovery and adventure. The Research Vessel Heraclitus and its parent organization, the Institute of Ecotechnics, […]
The first in a series of podcasts of talks from the Mediterranean conference in October 2011. Other talks will be uploaded soon! Captain Rip Hayman reviewed some five thousand years of maritime history of the Mediterranean. Quoting Homer, “the seas connect, but the land divides”, he reviewed some of the recurring cycles of trade, piracy, […]