Art & Media 39.3
A\J's 2nd annual Art & Media issue explores how creativity, content and the pursuit of sustainability intersect, and includes:
- 12 web tools for sustainable living;
- 11 leading environmentalists discussing civil disobedience;
- 10 documentaries from around the world;
- 9 urban food-tree harvesting groups;
- 8 categories of kick-ass zines to download;
- 7 Canadian artists on what environmental art is and does;
- 6 snap-worthy slam poets;
- 5 lessons in perception from documentary filmmakers;
- 4 pocket-sized book reviews;
- 3 books about warping the reality of climate change;
- 2 excerpts from great new reads — one about censorship, the other about solitude; and
- 1 underwater sculptor who revitalizes coral reefs.
Jump to selected articles & web extras from this issue
Listen up: This issue's podcast features Giles Slade, author of Made to Break and The Big Disconnect discussing the way our society disposes of anything we don't like anymore, from stuff to people. We also hear from artist/author Franke James about her censorship battle, her art and her next wave of provocation.
Here's what else you get when you buy the issue:
Letters to the Editor
In Brief: Step Back from the Cliff, Sustainability Works, Research Digest
Waste in, Data out – Andrew Wong
Microsoft's closed-loop data centre experiment aims to change the impact of the world's IT sector.
How to See Things – Eric Rumble
Lessons in perception from five documentary filmmakers.
+ Preview online: Richard Boyce
Banned on the Hill: Nobody puts Franke in a corner.
+ Listen to Franke James discuss her censorship battle and her art on the podcast.
Around the World in 10 Docs – Semini Pathberiya
Explore hope and heartache on the front lines with these documentary reviews.
Trouble in the Peace (2012)
Cerro Rico, Tierra Rica (2012)
The Carbon Rush (2012)
The Last Reef (2012)
Bitter Seeds (2011)
Orange Witness (2012)
Form With Function – Julie Bélanger
7 Canadian artists muse on the meaning of environmental art and why we need it.
+ Preview online: Kelly Richardson and Michael Belmore
Point of No Returns – Andrew Nikiforuk
How a financial analyst uses the laws of thermodynamics to explain the globe's crippled economies.
Concrete Orchard – Denise Deby
Ottawa's new urban foraging business feeds the needy.
+ A Taste of Canada's Food-Tree Groups
Opinion – Robert Gibson
There's a big difference between telling us what to believe and reporting what we need to know.
Wake up and Smell the Denial - Review essay by Jeff Gailus
The Mad, Mad, Mad World of Climatism by Steve Goreham
Merchants of Doubt by Naomi Oreskes & Erik W. Conway
Living in Denial by Karle Marle Norgaard
Carry-on Reading - 4 great new books that travel well
A Field Guide to Alpine Wildflowers of the Rocky Mountains by Hälle Flygare – Reviewed by Tyrone Burke
River Notes: A Natural and Human History of the Colorado by Wade Davis – Reviewed by Sylvie Spraakman
Gift Ecology: Reimagining a Sustainable World by Peter Denton – Reviewed by John R. Ferguson
Origins by Darryl Whetter – Reviewed by Amiththan Sebarajah
Black Ice: Prints from Newfoundland, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria – Reviewed by Grace Johnstone
Beautiful Corn: America's Original Grain from Seed to Plate by Anthony Boutard – Reviewed by Rachael Baker
- In two weeks: launch of A\J SUMMER READING series. Web-exclusive stories about protecting our great outdoors. alternativesjournal.ca — 2 weeks 3 days ago
- 'Believe This', how the environmentally-minded person can sustain their faith and hope https://t.co/04L0ZlwVfe https://t.co/6Tg1t9XIUM — 2 weeks 3 days ago
- It's Week in Review time, highlighting the top environmental news stories of the week! https://t.co/nNzPSBtU3U — 3 weeks 2 hours ago