Thursday, June 23, 2011

Dual Projections

Environmental artists Helen Mayer Harrison and Newton Harrison were commissioned by the Center for Art + Environment, at the Nevada Museum of Art, to create Sierra Nevada: An Adaptation which proposes a series of long-term ecological responses to temperature increases in the Sierra Nevada. This visualization was created in collaboration with the Desert Research Institute (DRI), in Reno, Nevada, to demonstrate possible outcomes of differing forest management strategies - in this case for Independence Lake.

Learn more about the Harrison's potential project at Sagehen, in partnership with the Nevada Art Museum's Center for Art and the Environment, at Sagehen News.

Monday, June 06, 2011

Sagehen ants on National Geographic TV

We provided stock footage of Sagehen's slave-making ants for National Geographic's "When Aliens Attack!".

This segment about official protocol when encountering space aliens reminds me a lot of the brouhaha after the accidental discovery of the California wolverine by Sagehen researchers.

Much like in the program, Sagehen researcher Bill Zielinsky was presented with an official Forest Service plan for the encounter (which he himself had prepared many years before for just this eventuality, never really thinking it would happen, of course).