The Ocean Memory Project
The Ocean Memory Project is a collaborative network of researchers from across the Sciences, Arts and Humanities, for which I am part of, dedicated to exploring the intersection of Ocean and Memory, and advancing this as a new field of inquiry and creative expression. The hypothesis is that environmental changes are recorded in deep sea “memories” encoded via genetic and epigenetic mechanisms within organisms as well as physical traits within the dynamic structure of the ocean itself. Its origins began at the National Academies Keck Futures Initiatives (NAKFI) Conference on the Deep Blue Sea, from which a group of three cross-disciplinary seed grants connected together into a comprehensive proposal that was recently awarded a $500K NAKFI Challenge Award to fund ocean memory research until 2022.
Ocean Memory: Djerassi Resident Artists Program Workshop -
March 4-10, 2018
Co-organized and led by Samantha Joye, Melody Jue, Todd Michael, and myself, the second workshop consisted of tutorials such as scientific manuscript writing, science fiction writing, hands-on thinking through making sculptural prototyping, interpreting cycles in climate data, and signaling and memory. The group went on a creative tide pool exploration. Additionally during this time, collaborative projects among the group were further developed.
SAWTOOTH COllective: AUDIO and Visual Transformation of Cenozoic climate data from the Paleocene to the Pleistocene and beyond