Patrick Lydon, an artist and former San Jose arts commissioner driven out of the Bay Area by of high rents reflects on how the Ghost Ship calamity reflects on not only cities’ attitudes toward artists but on our broader culture. … Continue readingMercury News Op-Ed | Ghost Ship raises broad questions about art and culture
Launched in 2011 by Patrick M. Lydon and Suhee Kanag, SocieCity is an international collective of artists, writers, and other professionals who are working to build long-term social and ecological well-being by inspiring empathic relationships between people and the environment.
— From our birth, each step we take in this modern world is a step away from true freedom From our birth, we have no chance to realize what we must do to live truly We believe that being true to society is being true … Continue readingOne: True Freedom
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 recorded human history. The oldest … Continue readingThe Redwood Before Buddha
Using research and interactive media to visualize connections between people and environment and the vital support systems of community and agriculture.
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 path for the film. Our animator, … Continue readingA “Nature Day” as Part of the Workweek?
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. … Continue readingOrkney, Scotland: 6,000 Years in 1 Minute
Wrapping things up here in South Korea this week as the Final Straw shooting schedule comes to an end and the universe-best assistant, Suhee Kang arranged a lecture for me at Sanmaeul High School. A larger piece is coming soon to sociecity, but the short … Continue readingVisit and Lecture at Sanmaeul High School