This Record Player Turns Trees Into Music Modified turntable translates the rings on a piece of wood into piano music. Designed by German artist Bartholomäus Traubeck, this one of a kind record player revolutionizes the classic vinyl playing turntable. By using circular cross-sections of trees rather than vinyl records, the "Years" player gives us an idea of what music would sound like if mother nature was a composer. As one might expect from a chopped down tree, the music is fairly dark and ominous. Unlike traditional turntables, the Years player utilizes a digital camera and light where you would normally find the needle. Although it would be silly to expect the music to match the quality of a famous classical composer, the resulting tones actually sound surprisingly good.
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Global Exchange CASE_DWT Okupa México Are Mexico City’s violent wars over gentrification a window onto our collective future? Photographs courtesy of Myles Estey “So cheat the landlord if you can and must, but do not try to shortchange the Muse. ”— William S. Burroughs, The Western Lands Last August, as the pre-dawn light fell upon Mexico City’s Roma neighborhood, Alejandro Kanan, a poet and silversmith, slept in the rooftop quarters of a neocolonial house. Kanan initially submitted, but once he was on the sidewalk and learned that there was no eviction order, he forced his way back into the house. That’s when we realized what we were really up against. Five days earlier, a small army of seventy-seven thugs had propped ladders against the two-story façade of a building on nearby Calle Coahuila. “That’s when we realized what we were really up against,” Bernal said. Mexico has strong squatter’s rights, and forceful evictions have been the dirty underside of gentrification in Roma.
How to Go Green: In the Community Sustainable living has certainly become a buzz phrase. More and more people are looking at ways to reduce their ecological footprint: driving less, eating less meat, wearing sustainable fashions. As individuals, we are increasingly aware of the impact we have on the planet and our fellow humans. But is greening our own lifestyle enough? By taking the concept of sustainable living beyond the narrow, individualistic approach, we can learn to see our interconnectedness to our environment and its inhabitants. By getting involved in our communities, by talking to our neighbors, by supporting local groups, and by re-imagining where we live, we can green not only our own lifestyles, but our streets, neighborhoods, towns, cities and, ultimately, our societies. Back To Top Λ Top Green Community Tips ReconnectTo help green your community, you first need to be part of it. Green Community: By the Numbers Green Community: From the Archives Take the next step and start your own community garden.
OuiShare - Creative community for the Collaborative Economy Consumer Watchdog The International Society for Ecological Economics | is.eco.eco Issei Sagawa - Weird Encyclopedia While studying at France's illustrious Sorbonne, Japanese expatriate Issei Sagawa became enamored of a fellow student, a petite beauty named Renee Hartevelt. Sagawa invited Hartevelt up to his apartment to read some poetry, and over the course of the evening, Sagawa decided that his desire for Hartevelt went far beyond mere sexual attraction. As she sat on his bed, reading from the book of German poetry, Sagawa realized that what he truly desired was to eat her - and not in the metaphorical sense. In his best-selling account of the murder, In The Fog, Sagawa writes: "My passion is so great. I want to eat her. Hartevelt returned to his apartment the next evening. Not entirely sure how to proceed with eating a person, Sagawa decided to start with the rear-end (which is only sensible). Sagawa spent the remainder of the evening cutting off portions of Hartvelt's body and cooking them, trying various parts of the body to see how they tasted.
Boston Organics - Organic Produce Delivery! anti-slavery society Gund Institute for Ecological Economics Marsh Professor Lecture: Amy Dickman, Warriors, Witchcraft & Women: Carnivore Ecology and Conservation in Tanzania’s Ruaha Landscape Wednesday, April 16 at 3 p.m. in Memorial Lounge, Waterman Building UVM is hosting Amy Dickman, Kaplan Senior Research Fellow in Felid Conservation at Pembroke College, University of Oxford. She will give a free, public lecture on “Warriors, Witchcraft & Women: Carnivore Ecology and Conservation in Tanzania’s Ruaha Landscape,” Wednesday, April 16 at 3 p.m. in Memorial Lounge, Waterman Building. Dickman, a UVM James Marsh Professor-at-Large, has more than 15 years experience working on large carnivores in Africa, specializing in big cats and human-carnivore conflict mitigation. Dickman and her Tanzanian team are researching the ecology of these vital populations and working to reduce the pressing threat of human-carnivore conflict in this critical area. A reception will immediately follow the lecture in Waterman Manor. Information: (802) 656-3186.