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End of Winter Update (2017)

As a testament to an unconventional year, we spent Christmas on an overnight train from Chaingmai to Bangkok this year. Although we took the trip with our good friends Tomo and Pattarapol, and there were a few bright red Santa

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End of Winter Update (2017)

As a testament to an unconventional year, we spent Christmas on an overnight train from Chaingmai to Bangkok this year. Although we took the trip with our good friends Tomo and Pattarapol, and there were a few bright red Santa

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“Tool, Mind, Earth” at Fettes Gallery

Suhee and I are showing “Wisdom from the Field,” a new project of handmade paper and prose, with each passage written on paper that we hand-made using the financial and business sections of newspapers…

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“Tool, Mind, Earth” at Fettes Gallery

Suhee and I are showing “Wisdom from the Field,” a new project of handmade paper and prose, with each passage written on paper that we hand-made using the financial and business sections of newspapers…

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REALtimeFOOD in Megijima, Japan!

Join us this fall as we learn from and grow with each other during this 10-week series of events where participants learn to cultivate their creativity and ecological awareness, exploring art, nature, culture, and good food on the island of Megijima!

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REALtimeFOOD in Megijima, Japan!

Join us this fall as we learn from and grow with each other during this 10-week series of events where participants learn to cultivate their creativity and ecological awareness, exploring art, nature, culture, and good food on the island of Megijima!

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Let Us Choose Peace | Hiroshima, Japan

We just left Hiroshima, a wonderful host, and a wonderful group of around 70 people who turned out to see the film. While we were here, we paused to visit the site of the atomic bombing. It was my second

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Let Us Choose Peace | Hiroshima, Japan

We just left Hiroshima, a wonderful host, and a wonderful group of around 70 people who turned out to see the film. While we were here, we paused to visit the site of the atomic bombing. It was my second

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The Value Garden isn’t a Bargain Store

I also saw – by merit of my own faults in judgment – how big of a wall we must tear down, and how much humility we must have in order for the human race to see “value” correctly again, to see “value” with truth in it…

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The Value Garden isn’t a Bargain Store

I also saw – by merit of my own faults in judgment – how big of a wall we must tear down, and how much humility we must have in order for the human race to see “value” correctly again, to see “value” with truth in it…

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The Space Between

One way I have liked to spend spare time here in Osakako is taking naps under a tree, as you might guess. The other place is a little plaza overlooking the harbor where the big container ships come in and are loaded and unloaded.

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The Space Between

One way I have liked to spend spare time here in Osakako is taking naps under a tree, as you might guess. The other place is a little plaza overlooking the harbor where the big container ships come in and are loaded and unloaded.

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Robert Callender Residency Begins in Osaka

We’ve just finished our REALtimeFOOD project, which was a 7 week long process combining art, ecology, community, and growing food in an urban setting. Suhee and I are both really happy with how it all went, and glad to see

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Robert Callender Residency Begins in Osaka

We’ve just finished our REALtimeFOOD project, which was a 7 week long process combining art, ecology, community, and growing food in an urban setting. Suhee and I are both really happy with how it all went, and glad to see

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Summer Update from Japan

There are walls of rain coming down outside and I’m sweating. Which means it’s rainy season in Japan. A quick update on a few exciting projects going on this summer here in Osaka… PART 1 – REALtimeFOOD In June and

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Summer Update from Japan

There are walls of rain coming down outside and I’m sweating. Which means it’s rainy season in Japan. A quick update on a few exciting projects going on this summer here in Osaka… PART 1 – REALtimeFOOD In June and

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True and Slow Experiences – Kyoto

This past weekend Suhee and I were in Kyoto. We got off the train early, and took a long few hours walk to our destination, giving ourselves time to slow things down. Just walking. Looking. Feeling. Experiencing this city. Slow

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True and Slow Experiences – Kyoto

This past weekend Suhee and I were in Kyoto. We got off the train early, and took a long few hours walk to our destination, giving ourselves time to slow things down. Just walking. Looking. Feeling. Experiencing this city. Slow

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An (end of) Winter Update from Dajeon, Korea

The year started off in the mountains of South Korea. Generally it’s been cold here this year, but not quite as bad as the winter a few years past. That is, until we got out into the country side a

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An (end of) Winter Update from Dajeon, Korea

The year started off in the mountains of South Korea. Generally it’s been cold here this year, but not quite as bad as the winter a few years past. That is, until we got out into the country side a

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Fish Sculptures and Water Buckets

In Japan they have a practice of creating exquisite gilded sculptures of fish to put about the rooftops of important palaces and castles. The fish symbolize the buildings as being ‘under water’ in an allegorical sense, thus protecting them from

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Fish Sculptures and Water Buckets

In Japan they have a practice of creating exquisite gilded sculptures of fish to put about the rooftops of important palaces and castles. The fish symbolize the buildings as being ‘under water’ in an allegorical sense, thus protecting them from

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Bikes are a Real form of Transportation

Most major cities in Japan, with the exception of the very most central and dense areas of Tokyo, rely heavily on the bicycle for basic transportation needs. Train stations often have huge parking lots, not for cars, but for bicycles.

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Bikes are a Real form of Transportation

Most major cities in Japan, with the exception of the very most central and dense areas of Tokyo, rely heavily on the bicycle for basic transportation needs. Train stations often have huge parking lots, not for cars, but for bicycles.

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The Powerful Sound of a Broom

— The standard morning here offers a varied menu of sounds: chirping, click-clacking, chatter moving towards the subway station. On the days when either leaves or a dusting of snow are present along the pathways you can add to this

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The Powerful Sound of a Broom

— The standard morning here offers a varied menu of sounds: chirping, click-clacking, chatter moving towards the subway station. On the days when either leaves or a dusting of snow are present along the pathways you can add to this

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Construction in Seoul

I’ve always wanted to get off at this bus stop and today I had the time, although today was also the coldest day this year at about 5 degrees Fahrenheit (-15 C). The scene intrigues me most because when I

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Construction in Seoul

I’ve always wanted to get off at this bus stop and today I had the time, although today was also the coldest day this year at about 5 degrees Fahrenheit (-15 C). The scene intrigues me most because when I

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Pig Stomach

— At night glowing street stalls appear here selling various Korean comfort foods fried chicken pig stomach fermented cabbage soup They are unplanned improvisations added to the streets and sidewalks of otherwise pristinely ordered developments It seems they forgot something

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Pig Stomach

— At night glowing street stalls appear here selling various Korean comfort foods fried chicken pig stomach fermented cabbage soup They are unplanned improvisations added to the streets and sidewalks of otherwise pristinely ordered developments It seems they forgot something

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The Redwood Before Buddha

The big reddish-colored tree in the right side of this frame is a California Coast Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens). The oldest of these Redwood trees are much older than you and I. In fact, they are older than most of our

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The Redwood Before Buddha

The big reddish-colored tree in the right side of this frame is a California Coast Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens). The oldest of these Redwood trees are much older than you and I. In fact, they are older than most of our

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Shanghai’s Silent Motorcycles and Global Pollution

There are silent scooters running about the Streets of Shanghai. What does it mean for global pollution?

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Shanghai’s Silent Motorcycles and Global Pollution

There are silent scooters running about the Streets of Shanghai. What does it mean for global pollution?

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Change Starts with You

Suhee and I are headed to the San Francisco Bay Area today. In the past two months, we’ve had a great, focused time to work with the film while in residency at Jageun Jip, and in the last ten days, we’ve

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Change Starts with You

Suhee and I are headed to the San Francisco Bay Area today. In the past two months, we’ve had a great, focused time to work with the film while in residency at Jageun Jip, and in the last ten days, we’ve

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A Box of Inspiration

A new natural farmer here in Korea was so inspired by our work with the Final Straw project, and our help in connecting him to a network of others with similar mindsets, that he sent us a huge box of vegetables from his farm this week as a thank you gift.

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A Box of Inspiration

A new natural farmer here in Korea was so inspired by our work with the Final Straw project, and our help in connecting him to a network of others with similar mindsets, that he sent us a huge box of vegetables from his farm this week as a thank you gift.

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Atomic Bomb Survivors Help us See Peace

What transpired in these past two days, was a version of humanity so hopeful, that everyone should know it exists.

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Atomic Bomb Survivors Help us See Peace

What transpired in these past two days, was a version of humanity so hopeful, that everyone should know it exists.

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In Dae-dong, ‘Poor’ Neighborhood, High Quality of Life

If you want to know how someone can live in a monetarily ‘poor’ urban neighborhood and have a good quality of life, there are undoubtedly some answers to be found here.

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In Dae-dong, ‘Poor’ Neighborhood, High Quality of Life

If you want to know how someone can live in a monetarily ‘poor’ urban neighborhood and have a good quality of life, there are undoubtedly some answers to be found here.

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In Dae-Dong, Life is a Wave

A large swath of family portraits adorn his living room wall; six daughters and one son, he tells us, “we didn’t stop making kids until we had a son.” There’s your Korean dedication again…

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In Dae-Dong, Life is a Wave

A large swath of family portraits adorn his living room wall; six daughters and one son, he tells us, “we didn’t stop making kids until we had a son.” There’s your Korean dedication again…

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Image and Word: What is Notable?

What acts are notable.

Who is a notable person.

If we watch as the sun slowly moves through our sky, we can see the shadows it creates. Inching along the ground, across the sea, the mountain cliffs, across our cities, walls, gardens, and across the deserts as each grain of sand casts a shadow on the next grain

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Image and Word: What is Notable?

What acts are notable.

Who is a notable person.

If we watch as the sun slowly moves through our sky, we can see the shadows it creates. Inching along the ground, across the sea, the mountain cliffs, across our cities, walls, gardens, and across the deserts as each grain of sand casts a shadow on the next grain

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Artist Residency in Daejeon, Korea

Jageun Jip means “small house” in Korean, and it is just that; a very small house on a forested hillside overlooking the city of Daejeon. The house functions as a community library, and a newly opened residency space for writers.

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Artist Residency in Daejeon, Korea

Jageun Jip means “small house” in Korean, and it is just that; a very small house on a forested hillside overlooking the city of Daejeon. The house functions as a community library, and a newly opened residency space for writers.

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Image and Word: Woman, Child, City

There is a mom down the hill who dutifully takes her child outside every few hours during the day. On the rooftop of their apartment building they go, the baby fastened to her back with a cloth wrapped around her waist.

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Image and Word: Woman, Child, City

There is a mom down the hill who dutifully takes her child outside every few hours during the day. On the rooftop of their apartment building they go, the baby fastened to her back with a cloth wrapped around her waist.

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Bukhansan, Seoul’s Big Mountain

The mountain is a popular attraction for locals and foreigners alike, being that it is the tallest mountain in Seoul city, and very easily accessible by both bus and subway, either of which will bring you pretty darned close to the foot of the mountain!

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Bukhansan, Seoul’s Big Mountain

The mountain is a popular attraction for locals and foreigners alike, being that it is the tallest mountain in Seoul city, and very easily accessible by both bus and subway, either of which will bring you pretty darned close to the foot of the mountain!

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Beeza, and other Korean Word Blends

A new word for me this week in Korea was “Beezza,” a word that blends two American favorites which are both well loved here; Beezza is short for beer and pizza.

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Beeza, and other Korean Word Blends

A new word for me this week in Korea was “Beezza,” a word that blends two American favorites which are both well loved here; Beezza is short for beer and pizza.

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Image and Word: Folk

Dusk reaches the Samcheong Dong neighborhood in Seoul, South Korea and it’s welcome — we’ve had a long day in the sun today. All day we had a view of the valley, and the building in background of this image.

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Image and Word: Folk

Dusk reaches the Samcheong Dong neighborhood in Seoul, South Korea and it’s welcome — we’ve had a long day in the sun today. All day we had a view of the valley, and the building in background of this image.

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June Shows in Korea and Japan

There will be multiple works up at two shows this month, one in Nagoya, Japan and the other on the island of Jeju, in Korea! In Japan, a film work titled Three Shorts on [Human:Nature] will be playing at Nagoya

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June Shows in Korea and Japan

There will be multiple works up at two shows this month, one in Nagoya, Japan and the other on the island of Jeju, in Korea! In Japan, a film work titled Three Shorts on [Human:Nature] will be playing at Nagoya

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Spring 2014 Updates

Suhee and I are sitting in the Open Contents Lab, a co-working space in ‘Gangnam’ just now, and somehow I recall seeing Snoop Dogg dancing with a bottle of Soju last night… not sure if that was a dream or

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Spring 2014 Updates

Suhee and I are sitting in the Open Contents Lab, a co-working space in ‘Gangnam’ just now, and somehow I recall seeing Snoop Dogg dancing with a bottle of Soju last night… not sure if that was a dream or

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Burger and Cabbage in Berkeley, CA

A project which took form in 2012 as a ‘living’ sculpture in Edinburgh is being featured at the Reimagining Progress exhibition at the David Brower Center in Berkeley. Unfortunately, the actual sculpture which Vero Alanis and I put together won’t be shown, but you

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Burger and Cabbage in Berkeley, CA

A project which took form in 2012 as a ‘living’ sculpture in Edinburgh is being featured at the Reimagining Progress exhibition at the David Brower Center in Berkeley. Unfortunately, the actual sculpture which Vero Alanis and I put together won’t be shown, but you

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‘Centre for Endless Growth’ Exhibition Opening in Edinburgh

Whether private, public, or academic, Endless Growth is a representation of the ideal office space; a model for how our current methodologies in research and development could benefit from the presence of real growth.

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‘Centre for Endless Growth’ Exhibition Opening in Edinburgh

Whether private, public, or academic, Endless Growth is a representation of the ideal office space; a model for how our current methodologies in research and development could benefit from the presence of real growth.

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A “Nature Day” as Part of the Workweek?

First, a short update on the film… Suhee and I are working mostly on the editing process, having spent the past two months going through what has grown to 80,000 words of interview transcriptions, working to create a framework and

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A “Nature Day” as Part of the Workweek?

First, a short update on the film… Suhee and I are working mostly on the editing process, having spent the past two months going through what has grown to 80,000 words of interview transcriptions, working to create a framework and

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Group Show at Pier Arts Centre

The Art, Space & Nature cohort are having a group show at Pier Arts Centre in Orkney. Pier is an amazing space which features a world-class collection of 20th century art. We’re all quite excited to have the opportunity to exhibit

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Group Show at Pier Arts Centre

The Art, Space & Nature cohort are having a group show at Pier Arts Centre in Orkney. Pier is an amazing space which features a world-class collection of 20th century art. We’re all quite excited to have the opportunity to exhibit

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Debating “Natural Capital” in Scotland

Mitigating environmental destruction while continuing to increase consumption and profit is not an issue that deserves to be talked about right now, let alone a world forum dedicated to it.

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Debating “Natural Capital” in Scotland

Mitigating environmental destruction while continuing to increase consumption and profit is not an issue that deserves to be talked about right now, let alone a world forum dedicated to it.

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“Transport Me” Installation for Sound Thought at Glasgow CCA

Back in 2011, I was on a mission to ride the largest metro systems in the world, end to end, taking photos and sound recordings at each station along the way. I called it Transport Me, a product of my

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“Transport Me” Installation for Sound Thought at Glasgow CCA

Back in 2011, I was on a mission to ride the largest metro systems in the world, end to end, taking photos and sound recordings at each station along the way. I called it Transport Me, a product of my

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Blood, Sweat, Dirt and All

The reality of being in that picturesque setting, that painting sitting above the couch, is far more difficult than just looking at the painting and enjoying its beauty. You have to work for it, too.

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Blood, Sweat, Dirt and All

The reality of being in that picturesque setting, that painting sitting above the couch, is far more difficult than just looking at the painting and enjoying its beauty. You have to work for it, too.

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Paper and a Panel Discussion

For the past week, Suhee and I have been carefully going through about 47,000 words of transcriptions from our interviews with farmers over the past few years. From this text, we’re slowly making sense of what we learned, and really,

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Paper and a Panel Discussion

For the past week, Suhee and I have been carefully going through about 47,000 words of transcriptions from our interviews with farmers over the past few years. From this text, we’re slowly making sense of what we learned, and really,

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An Expression of Understanding Nature

We’re kicking it up a notch here in Edinburgh. Suhee Kang arrived from South Korea a few days ago, and we’re now preparing both a gallery show and panel discussion for the Final Straw documentary project, set to take place

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An Expression of Understanding Nature

We’re kicking it up a notch here in Edinburgh. Suhee Kang arrived from South Korea a few days ago, and we’re now preparing both a gallery show and panel discussion for the Final Straw documentary project, set to take place

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Orkney, Scotland: 6,000 Years in 1 Minute

Maybe it’s the simple things which can build the roots from which our future will grow? Thoughts from the small island of Orkney, just south of the Arctic Circle.

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Orkney, Scotland: 6,000 Years in 1 Minute

Maybe it’s the simple things which can build the roots from which our future will grow? Thoughts from the small island of Orkney, just south of the Arctic Circle.

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