Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Next Nature

Absolutely mind bending look at the relationship between "nature" and "culture" (both in quotes because the way the concepts are used in this presentation), specifically how closely related they are (in essence, our culture is our natural environment).

One highlight is the short film "Metallosis Maligna" which looks at a future where the human body completely assimilates metallic implants. Incredibly creative. (Incidentally, I was fascinated to notice the film's opening score is eerily reminiscent of my own piece, "Declining Light.")

In other news, the inventor of the Segway has a new prosthetic arm device, called the "Luke."

Next Nature, indeed.