This week I narrowed down my subject matter since the topic is so big.
I am trying to focus on technology leapfrogging. A concept that developing countries can utilized better technologies to leapfrog past the mistakes of the current industrialized world. ie Cell phones in Africa instead of building a full scale telephony infrastructure.
I thought about maybe making a game as an intervention to illustrate the topic, kind of like chutes and ladders. You could play as a developing country such as Uganda, with the objective of finding and putting into use a leapfrog technology which would advance you up the board (Cell phones) or laboratory meat production instead of CAFO meat production. But there may be pitfalls such as trying a technology that requires a lot of research and development and be forced to put an old technology in place as a stop gap measure (textile manufacturing).
It’s just an idea at this point, but what the hey.
Also doing some reading on the Art for the anthropocene I was inspired while thinking of the projects detailed.
Here are some of my ideas
A grown exhibition trees and plants grown into a woven sculpture puts the human audience outside of nature looking in. Meant to shine a mirror on the how humans see themselves and nature.
Maybe there would be an inner ring and outer ring. The inner ring would be the “nature” part and the outer ring would be a mirror. When the audience stands in the middle facing “nature” they are apart form it, and when they face the mirror they become a part of “nature”, as they truly are.
Casting (3d imaging and printing ) of human remnants in and around endangered ecosystems. Casting of vehicle tracks near sea turtle nests. Four wheeler tracks in yellowstone national forest.
A giant block of lead in a 1 inch pool of water to highlight the presence of heavy metals and industrial waste in Flint Michigan
A large coal structure placed in a flowing stream to illustrate the damage done to NC waterways by the suspension of EPA regulations and a critique of the McCrory Administration and his relationship with Duke Energy.
Just some ideas I have bouncing around right now.