Midgefest.org Update: Quick update on community http://ow.ly/FRB2g
This interesting news report from Nature Journal updates us on the current biodiversity levels and rates in our planet and the timescales and mechanisms that threaten it. The podcast in the link sums it up nicely.
Thailand was awesome they’ve got serious balls! http://ow.ly/FDsm8
Wow Mega Landscaping sounds like a much better version of terra-forming, do you think humanity has the goods to pull it off?
“I believe that this boundary we’ve created between humanity and our environment is artificial,” says Bradley Cantrell, a computational landscape architect. Photo: Ryan Lash/TED
Picture a spillway gate that doesn’t just release water from an overflowing river, but manipulates sediments to create new streams, islands and wetlands. And imagine that the gate does this autonomously, guided by ecological data and shifting needs — essentially allowing nature to “evolve.” Computational landscape architect Bradley Cantrell is figuring how to do this by applying environmental sensing, machine learning, predictive modeling and robotics to environmental engineering.
The TED Blog asked Cantrell to talk to us about his ideas, how they would work, and how computational landscaping may change the relationship between human beings, machines, and nature.
What is our current relationship to the natural environment, and how do you envision changing it?
Right now, human beings are really good at saying, “We want this river to move very quickly, and…
View original post 2,331 more words
Was checking out this article and realised I was in high fashion! http://ow.ly/FDrTi