Reprimitivisation on Manitoulin
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Reprimitivisation on Manitoulin

I told my friend that I wanted to start a church called the Church of the Machine. He told me that it would be easy, since religions are just a combination of bits and pieces laying around. Like a good social scientist I told him it probably had to do with charisma, which Weber thought was […]

Photosensitivity
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Photosensitivity

Both as an artist and researcher, my hypothesis is that morphogenesis is first about appearing (self-presenting), and that cinematographic means of attention can access these bioaesthetic layers of worldly entanglements. counter illumination by the lantern shark, image by Jérôme Mallefet (UCL) Denis Villeneuve, Arrival, 2016 Adolf Portmann, Animal Forms JB, photoductility Map of light pollution’s visual […]

A sushi journey
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A sushi journey

In Japan, food scientists working in the highly competitive sushi-restaurant industry have for years been searching for ways to attract customers and enhance people’s dining experiences. Recently, a promising method has been to alter the taste and smell of fish used in traditional sushi dishes, which can be achieved by mixing special ingredients into fish […]

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HAL?

Photographs by Christian Ziegler WHAT IS HAL? HAL is short for HumAnimaLab or Human-Animal-Laboratory. And it’s a research group that aims to identify both legal and illegal wildlife trading networks at local and global scales. At the moment, HAL is curious about many things, such as the identity and relationships between network actors, the nature […]

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Wildlife Trafficking

Photographs by Brent Stirton WHAT IS WILDLIFE? The term “wildlife” refers to all fauna and flora. “Fauna” comprises all animals such as mammals, reptiles, birds and fish, while “flora” includes plants such as orchids and trees. WHAT IS THE WILDLIFE TRADE? For centuries, animal and plant life has been the object of trade by humans. […]