7/26/2011

Members Who Are Presenting This Summer

- BUG'S ASSOCIATION -

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Candid  Bug  -  Open, frank and honest.
Lagniappe Bug  -  A special kind of gift.
Commiserate Bug -  To sympathize (with), to show compassion for.
Quintessential Bug  -   Most essential.
Forbearance Bug  -  Withholding response to provocation.
Gambol Bug  -  To skip or leap about joyfully.

7/25/2011

Living in the Anthropocene by Paul J. Crutzen and Christian Schwägerl

A decade ago, Nobel Prize-winning scientist Paul Crutzen first suggested we were living 
in the “Anthropocene,” a new geological epoch in which humans had altered the planet. 
Now, in an article for Yale Environment 360, Crutzen and a coauthor explain 
why adopting this term could help transform the perception of our role as stewards of the Earth.
 
“The Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's needs,
but not every man’s greed.”
Gandhi

For millennia, humans have behaved as rebels against a superpower we call “Nature.”
In the 20th century, however, new technologies, fossil fuels, and a fast-growing population
resulted in a “Great Acceleration” of our own powers. 
We are taking control of Nature’s realm, from climate to DNA. 
Changing the climate for millennia to come is just one aspect.
By cutting down rainforests, moving mountains to access coal deposits and acidifying coral reefs,
we fundamentally change the biology and the geology of the planet. While driving uncountable
numbers of species to extinction, we create new life forms through gene technology,
and, soon, through synthetic biology. We infuse huge quantities of synthetic chemicals and
persistent waste into Earth’s metabolism. 
Where wilderness remains, it’s often only because exploitation is still unprofitable.
Conservation management turns wild animals into a new form of pets.

It’s no longer us against “Nature.”
Instead, it’s we who decide what nature is and what it will be.

To master this huge shift, we must change the way we perceive ourselves and our role in the world.
Students in school are still taught that we are living in the Holocence,
an era that began roughly 12,000 years ago at the end of the last Ice Age.
But teaching students that we are living in the Anthropocene, the Age of Men,
could be of great help. The awareness of living in the Age of Men could inject
some desperately needed eco-optimism into our societies.

More details from this article;
http://e360.yale.edu/feature/living_in_the_anthropocene_toward_a_new_global_ethos/2363/

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The skull of the young male Australopithecus sediba rests near the spot where he died.
Photographed by Brent Stirton
(Photo found on  http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2011/08/malapa-fossils/stirton-photography)

7/16/2011

The Wonderful World of Jasmina Runje

Jasmina Runje is one of my dearest friends ... and really good artist.
I hope that in the near future she will share her great artworks 
through this virtual world. But for now i am presenting these few pieces
from my private collection :)  On the first photo these 2creatures are cat and owl.
And on the second photo is my portrait, with cats - not wolves this time ;D
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Anatomy of a (rain)Drop _ part01

 " Rain is a natural process that holds many different emotions and forms the basis of many legends, 
but its main symbolic meanings are rebirth, sadness or cleansing. 
In cultures where not much rain existed, rain symbolically meant life and re-birth. 
In a modern urban society, rain is often seen as an irritant or hindrance. 
It darkens the sky and makes the sun disappear, so emotionally, rain symbolises darkness, depression, 
misery and frustration. However, rain can also symbolise cleansing. Walks through the rain 
are not medically advised, but often it seems that walking through rain when one is sad can help 
clear one's mind and help sorrows (symbolically) be washed away.
This once again, re-confirms the symbolic meaning of re-birth in rain. "

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7/13/2011

Terraneo Summer Eco Music Festival

Terraneo is a music festival that will be happennig in my home town Šibenik this summer from 09-13 August...
I am very happy that this festival is eco-oriented and I am also very happy that my work,
which I did with my boyfriend Sinisa Cvahte, is one of  the 15 selected artworks in "Drop by Drop" contest.
Focus of this contest was on preservation of water and everything that water represents for life on Earth. 
Artworks will be exposed as jumbo posters all over the town and later on festival locations.

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 All about Festival you can find out here;
http://www.terraneofestival.com/en/Default.aspx

7/12/2011

My First Sell On Etsy!

HOORAY! ;D

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WE MISS YOU ...

... maybe it's time to remember an old friend.



WE MISS YOU is a social campaign that deals with our relationship to earth.
www.wemissyou.de