I'm honored to begin 2018 as the first Artist in Residence at the Minneapolis Athenaeum. It's the oldest library and nonprofit in Minneapolis. The rare book collection, housed in the downtown Hennepin County Library, includes the Spencer Natural History Collection, including botanical books. . . .
I'm planning a project that includes members of the Best Buy Teen Tech Center at the Hennepin County Library downtown. It's an after school drop-in space. My task, part of an upcoming Artist Residency, at the Minneapolis Atheneum (upstairs from the Teen Tech Center), is to make their collection of botanical prints more accessible and relevant today. I love botanical prints and with a dedication to Museums as Sites for Social Action (MASS Action), makes me eager to decolonize that collection with creative tech.
Participatory Wellness Spaces create the opportunity for social healing and collective wellbeing. Drawing Remixes inside of Tilt Brush's Poly offers any person ability to add to the drawings. Drawing a better world together inside of a 360 space where all are welcome, have a voice, reconnect in a healing place, and may find themselves
Go on an Herbal-walk and identify edible, medicinal, and poisonous plants. Pick different plants to hear an Indigenous Minnesota story, song, or memory.. Place the plant inside the bandolier bag. Use the herbs when you need them to eat, heal, and protect yourself in this VR learning and listening experience.
Erfurt Germany is one town that massacred their Jewish population, up to 3000 people were murdered in the Spring of 1349. In 1998, a treasure was recovered, included was a Jewish communal ceremonial wedding ring.I believe this is a perfect opportunity to view genocide from a feminine perspective.
Virtual Reality is an important part of Garden One. From the start our community has been drawing a VR garden before the foundation of the garden structure arrived to engage the public in the idea of Garden One, and to get people involved before we ever start planting seeds. Facebook Spaces and Tilt Brush offer opportunities to explore ideas and share them socially.
I discovered the fun world of Facebook Spaces in VR and love it. I believe it'll be the future of FB once VR is normalize and accessible in the majority of households, especially if it eventually is adapted to mobile. I've delivered portions of presentations, created art with other people in a shared space, and planning a cable network show on creative tech and social action.
I drew some garden flowers in Tilt Brush. After, I shared a link on Twitter inviting the public to remix, or add to the VR Garden. A friend tried to warn me that I would receive the world's worst. . . .