Fish and Global Warming and Virtual Concerts
Almost twenty years ago, I began the Ghost Nets project in response to what I saw of depleted fisheries, global warming and other environmental issues. It was a metaphor as well as a reality. Now the reports are coming out about how direly our patterns drive us into self-destruction, taking the whole world with us, particularly those fisheries:
My continuing goal with the Virtual Residencies and Virtual Concerts is to explore other optional behavior. Each episode of Virtual Concerts on TalkShoe.com is designed to explore an aspect of that potential, essentially the potential for change.
The next Virtual Concert episode with Moritz Wettstein is like paying attention to a mathematical model. The model, virtual musical experimentation, can be applied to creating a variety of global networks. The same thinking that can create fishery reserves to protect future stocks.
The biggest problem in over-fishing is bycatch. That is the same dysfunctional model that privileges a few at the expense of many. But the few won't do mucyh better than the rest of us if the planet as a whole is not treasured. So here is to treasure: may you all enjoy and protect it.