Next week please join for a live seminar with NOAA.
Art as Ecology- Coral Collaborations will be a 1 hour presentation and conversation with NOAA.
Seminar Sponsors: The NOS Science Seminar Series and OCRM’s Coral Reef Conservation Program
When: 12-1 PM EDT
Where: NOAA, SSMC-4, Room 10153, 1305 East-West Hwy, Silver Spring, MD 20910
To participate remotely, you must connect via the phone and internet:1) Dial toll-free (U.S.) 1-877-708-1667. When prompted enter passcode 7028688#
Please use your phone’s mute button (*6 toggles on or off) during the presentation until you are ready to ask questions. The phone conference does not start until about five minutes before the seminar.
2) To access the webex meeting, go the to the webcast site at http://www.mymeetings.com/nc/join.php?sigKey=mymeetings&i=744925156&p=&t=c
Enter meeting number 744925156 if needed; no passcode is required. Enter other required fields – First and last name.
To access the sound of the presentation, you must dial in using the instructions in #1, above.
Questions? Contact Tracy Gill (firstname.lastname@example.org), up to 11:15 before the seminar, or if it is within 10 minutes of the seminar start, call the toll free number above, enter the passcode and she will try to answer your questions.
NOS Seminar Remote Access info: http://bit.ly/12PqfZr
Abtsract: By running low volt direct current through seawater, limestone minerals in the ocean deposit onto metal, becoming a natural substrate for corals to settle upon and colonize. Any shape or size is possible to create permeable breakwaters, coral habitat, biodiverse ecosystems. In regions devastated by dynamite fishing, reckless development, and other human impacts, we can use art and science together to regenerate reefs. Colleen will share her experience with the Global Coral Reef Alliance's Biorock® mineral accretion method to collaborate with endangered corals, and her vision to highlight this underwater technology through a multimedia interactive exhibit on-land. Data sensors, audio, video, kinetic sculptures and an iron lung will work together to correlate human health with coral health in Respire: The Coral Corollary.
About the Speaker: Colleen Flanigan relocated from the West Coast to New York this year. She has a BA in Design from UCLA and a post-bacc degree in Metals from the Oregon College of Art and Craft. In 2009 she was selected a TED Fellow for her work with coral restoration and stop-motion animation. TED likes polymaths, and Colleen has been synthesizing materials, processes and concepts through her hands-on tactile approach to creative expression. Natural resources, curiously seeking a sense of balance in action, motivate her current pursuit to help heal and understand dying corals and their ecosystems. While investigating intersections between many disciplines, she seeks new avenues for humans and other species to share the Earth.
Over the past few years as a TED Senior Fellow (2010-2012), her ocean work has notably shifted to blur lines between art and science; she's currently seeking collaborations with diverse partners to foster non-traditional unions capable of serving the world.