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Tagged with “sustainability” (7)

  1. Hooked on Bycatch: Seafood You Should Be Eating - SXSW Interactive/Film 2016

    Wherever there is fishing, there is bycatch—the incidental capture of non-target species, and some chefs/fishmongers are working hard to promote the "trash fish" on menus, both for the good of our planet and our taste buds. Yet while most educated diners want to order "sustainable seafood," if faced with choosing between a responsibly harvested salmon and a fish they’ve never heard of (can I interest you in a beautiful Ribbonfish this evening?), diners often rely on what they know and love. Who is successfully making bycatch a part of their everyday menu? What are they serving (and why), and how can we promote this movement nationwide? This is the next generation of nose-to-tail cooking.

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    Original video: https://soundcloud.com/officialsxsw/hooked-on-bycatch-seafood-you-should-be-eating-sxsw-interactivefilm-2016
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  2. The Interview Project - Hans Obrist & Danny Hillis

    When we think of cultural artifacts, we often think of objects – a painting, a book, or a Clock. But perhaps not all artifacts take tangible form: can the ideas that inspired such objects be considered cultural artifacts, too? And if so, how can we save these for future generations?

    Hans Ulrich Obrist answers that first question with a resounding ‘yes’ – and offers an answer to that second one, as well. The swiss-born curator and art historian has been working on a project of cultural preservation – but rather than collect objects, he is capturing ideas as they materialize in conversation. Part art project, part oral history, and part exercise in the workings of memory, the Interview Project is an effort “to preserve the voices of the world’s artists and innovative thinkers of the last 50 years in a digital archive.”

    Through a series of “sustained conversations” with influential figures from the worlds of art, science, and culture, Obrist seeks to do more than just document the important ideas that drive today’s culture: he hopes to capture their dynamic and transformative nature. Focusing on how ideas are born and recreated through dialogue, the Interview Project explores the role of time, evolution, and global connections in shaping human culture and innovation.

    As part of this project, Obrist recently interviewed Danny Hillis, co-chair of the Long Now Foundation’s board of directors. In a public event organized in conjunction with the Institute for the 21st Century, a Los Angeles-based initiative that works to archive Obrist’s interviews, he and Hillis spoke about the ideas that inspired Long Now’s 10,000-year clock, and the cultural evolution it hopes to encourage.

    Discussing the convergence of science, technology, and art, their conversation (which you can listen to here) illustrates that no cultural artifact emerges in a vacuum. New ideas are born from those that came before, and go on to inspire others in return. Culture is carried by, and created through, the dynamic exchange of conversation. “Knowing something is so 20th century,” says Hillis in the interview, speaking about the pre-internet age, in which a person’s knowledge was the sum of what his memory could hold. Today more than ever, in a world where billions of bits of digital information can be accessed at the tap of a finger, human knowledge and culture reside in our global network of exchange. And just as Hillis’ Connection Machine proved that linking processors together can transform the capability of computers, so can the connection of ideas produce unprecedented opportunities for new cultural creation. The Clock of the Long Now grew from the convergence of ideas that inspired its creators, and will hopefully contribute to the development of many new ideas and directions in the future.

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  3. KQED Forum - Biodiversity and Our Future (w/ E.O. Wilson)

    Harvard entomologist E.O. Wilson joins us to discuss his new book, "The Superorganism: The Beauty, Elegance, and Strangeness of Insect Societies." Wilson is faculty emeritus in the department of entomology at Harvard University and two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-fiction.

    http://www.kqed.org/epArchive/R905110900?itemMD5=ae221a42440d262171d77ea407e7ca58

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  4. A Seattle Biologist’s Cookbook Research

    Phil Levin, a biologist at the Northwest Fisheries Science Center in Seattle, talks to Michele Norris about the method used for one of his latest research projects. Levin wanted to examine the area’s seafood history to better understand the decline of rockfish, three species of which were put on the endangered species list last month. So he and a colleague looked at more than 100 cookbooks published in Oregon and Washington between 1885 and 2007. While he didn’t find many rockfish recipes, he did discover some patterns in Northwest cooking.

    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=126985092

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  5. The future of food: can we eat our way out of total confusion?

    Has food been replaced by nutrients; and common sense by confusion? Once upon a time we ate food. Now we eat nutrients, embedded in food-like substances, like yoghurt fortified with omega-3 or bread rolls infused with anti-oxidants. Are foods like carrots, broccoli and chicken better for you before or after they take a trip to the food processing plant? Do we need more nutrients in our diet or is it all getting out of hand? And are scientists to blame for all this confusion? ABC´s Paul Willis hosts this lively public forum with: Michael Pollan, a food writer and professor of journalism at the University of California Berkeley and author of In Defence of Food; Professor Mark Adams, dean of agriculture, University of Sydney, an expert in sustainable agriculture; Dr Ingrid Appelqvist, team leader for the CSIRO´s designed food research program.

    http://www.abc.net.au/rn/bigideas/stories/2009/2448999.htm

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