Becoming Biodiversity Sources
Research into site, ecology, biology, technology, art, philosophy, and environmental humanities was an important part of developing this project. The following is a bibliography of resources, enjoy!
- Cardiff, Janet, and Bures Miller, George. In Real Time. 1999. Audio/Video walk artwork at the Carnegie library.
- Chin, Mel. Unmoored. 2018. Augmented reality art app exploring a potential future of melting ice caps and rising oceans filling Times Square.
- Environmental Performance Agency. Suit Up! Join the Emergent Plantocene Clean Up. 2019. A multispecies coalition of embodied scientists, activists, and spontaneous plants who are re-imagining federal policy and agency in the face of imminent climate crises and mass extinction.
- Haapoja, Terike, and Gustafsson, Laura. Museum of the History of Cattle. 2013. Art installation and research project on non-human perspectives.
- Harrison, Helen Mayer, and Harrison, Newton. The Lagoon Cycle. 1976 – 1978. Environmental art narrative and mural installation.
- Leanne, Allison, and Mendes, Jeremy. Bear 71. 2012. Interactive internet narrative of a female grizzly bear monitored by wildlife conservation officers.
- Lucas, Kristin. Dance with FlARmingos. 2018. New Media, augmented reality art app staging kinship between humans and flamingos.
- Mac Low, Clarinda, and Hall, Carolyn. Sunk Shore. November 20, 2017. Participatory, speculative, experiential tour of the future of Governors Island.
- Mattingly, Mary. Swale. 2016. Art barge in New York promoting stewardship of public waterways and working to shift policies that will increase the presence of edible perennial landscapes.
- Pappenheimer, Will. Ascension of Cod. 2017. Public art augmented reality application with conservation theme.
- Thiel, Tamiko. Unexpected Growth. 2018. Generative, augmented reality installation at the Whitney Museum of Art, NY.
- Candace Thompson. The Collaborative Urban Resilience Banquet (@the_c_u_r_b). 2019. Multispecies urban foraging experiment in NYC. Overcoming the Anthropocene by meeting (and eating) our non-human neighbors.
- Wightman, Jenifer. Portraits of NYC. 2012. Living sculptures made of mud from NY waterways. Bacteria create a transforming colorfields defined by the chemical conditions of each sample.
- Abram, David. Becoming Animal: An Earthly Cosmology. New York: Vintage Books, 2011.
- Carson, Rachel. Silent Spring. Houghton Mifflin, 1962.
- Davis, Heather M, and Etienne Turpin. Art in the Anthropocene: Encounters among Aesthetics, Politics, Environments and Epistemologies. London: Open Humanities Press, 2015.
- Dooren, Thom van, Eben Kirksey, and Ursula Münster. “Multispecies Studies Cultivating Arts of Attentiveness.” Environmental Humanities 8, no. 1 (May 1, 2016): 1–23.
- Duggan, Kevin ; Campbell, Lindsay K.; Gunther, Bram ; Parkinson, Carol. “Common Ground: Art, Data, and Ecology at the New York State Field Stations.” New York, NY: Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center and New York City Urban Field Station, 2018.
- Finlayson C Max. “Addressing the Decline in Wetland Biodiversity.” The Ecological Citizen 2 (2019): 139–40.
- Foth, Marcus, et al. “Nonanthropocentrism and the Nonhuman in Design: Possibilities for Designing New Forms of Engagement with and through Technology.” DiSalvo, Carl, and Jonathan Lukens. In From Social Butterfly to Engaged Citizen: Urban Informatics, Social Media, Ubiquitous Computing, and Mobile Technology to Support Citizen Engagement, The MIT Press, 2011.
- “Gaia Institute Ecological Engineering and Restoration Study- Flushing Meadows Lakes and Watershed.” 2002.
- Haraway, Donna Jeanne. Staying with the Trouble: Making Kin in the Chthulucene. Duke University Press, 2016.
- Ippolito, Frank, and Anna Mockler. “Freshwater Wetlands of NYC.” Illustrated Field Guide. City of New York Parks & Recreation, Natural Resources Group, 1991.
- Kimmerer, Robin Wall. Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants. Milkweed Editions, 2015.
- Kirksey, Eben. Emergent Ecologies. Durham: Duke University Press, 2015.
- Kiviat, Erik. “Ecosystem Services of Phragmites in North America with Emphasis on Habitat Functions.” AoB Plants 5 (February 18, 2013): plt008.
- Lengyel, Szabolcs, Aaron D. Gove, Andrew M. Latimer, Jonathan D. Majer, and Robert R. Dunn. “Convergent Evolution of Seed Dispersal by Ants, and Phylogeny and Biogeography in Flowering Plants: A Global Survey.” Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 12, no. 1 (February 20, 2010): 43–55.
- Leonard, Anne S., and Jacob S. Francis. “Plant–Animal Communication: Past, Present and Future.” Evolutionary Ecology 31, no. 2 (April 1, 2017): 143–51.
- Mancuso, Stefano, and Alessandra Viola. Brilliant green: the surprising history and science of plant intelligence. Washington: Island Press, 2015.
- Morton, Timothy. Humankind: Solidarity with Non-Human People. La Vergne: Verso, 2017.
- Starr, Michelle. “Birds Can See Earth’s Magnetic Fields, And Now We Know How That’s Possible.” ScienceAlert. Accessed April 27, 2019.
- Taylor, Affrica. “Beyond Stewardship: Common World Pedagogies for the Anthropocene.” Environmental Education Research 23, no. 10 (November 26, 2017): 1448–61.
- Thomas, Adam. “Scientists Examine How Plants Protect Themselves by Emitting Scent Cues for Birds.” Accessed April 27, 2019.
- Tsing, A. et al. Arts of Living on a Damaged Planet. Univ Minnesota Press, 2013.
- Wohlleben, Peter. HIDDEN LIFE OF TREES: What They Feel, How They Communicate. Greystone Books, 2018.
Media and online resources
- Abumrad, Jad, and Robert Krulwich. “From Tree to Shining Tree.” WYNC Studios, RadioLab, 2016.
- Crowd Sourced, “iNaturalist.Org, Observations at Willow Lake Preserve, Flushing Meadows Corona Park.”
- Crowd Sourced, “Xeno-Canto :: Sharing Bird Sounds from around the World.”
- Svendsen, Erika, Lindsay Campbell, and Michelle Johnson. “NYC Region 2017 STEW-MAP.” Stewardship Mapping and Assessment Project, Online resource. USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station, 2017.
Influential & helpful people and places
This project was made in collaboration with 3 important team members. Each are artists who have offered valuable advice in addition to brilliant skills: Josh Rodenberg is the audio artist, Danielle McPhatter provided programming (and teaching), and Jayne Kennedy created 3D Animations.
The production was made possible through a commission of Harvestworks, with residency and research support of the New York Urban Field Station, New York a partnership between NYC Parks, the US Forest Service, and the Natural Areas Conservancy, in New York, NY. My time on this project was made possible by a sabbatical granted by the Ohio State University.
- The description and documentation for Becoming Biodiversity are posted on the project webpage.
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