Arc­tic Per­spec­tive Ini­tia­tive (API)

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  • New Environmental Art Practices on Landscapes of the Polar Regions; Politics, Emotion and Culture (FARFIELD 1)

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  • Arc­tic Per­spec­tive Ini­tia­tive (API)

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Abstract:

  • Panel: New Environmental Art Practices on Landscapes of the Polar Regions; Politics, Emotion and Culture (FARFIELD 1)

    The lec­ture will pre­sent cur­rent re­search and en­gage­ment in the Arc­tic and Antarc­tic in the frame­work of the Arc­tic Per­spec­tive Ini­tia­tive (API) with the spe­cific focus on the use of un­manned aer­ial sys­tems and other on-the land map­ping and sens­ing tech­nolo­gies by artists, hunters, sci­en­tists, tac­ti­cal media work­ers and car­tog­ra­phers. The Arc­tic Per­spec­tive Ini­tia­tive (API) is a non-profit, in­ter­na­tional group of in­di­vid­u­als and or­ga­ni­za­tions, founded by Marko Peljhan and Matthew Bi­der­man, whose goal is to pro­mote the cre­ation of open au­thor­ing, com­mu­ni­ca­tion and dis­sem­i­na­tion in­fra­struc­tures for the cir­cum­po­lar re­gion. API’s aim is to em­power North­ern and Arc­tic peo­ples through open source tech­nolo­gies and ap­plied ed­u­ca­tion and train­ing. By cre­at­ing ac­cess to these tech­nolo­gies while pro­mot­ing an open, shared net­work of com­mu­ni­ca­tion and data, with­out a costly over­head, API en­ables sus­tain­able and con­tin­ued de­vel­op­ment of cul­ture, tra­di­tional knowl­edge, sci­ence and tech­nol­ogy, as well as pro­vides ed­u­ca­tional op­por­tu­ni­ties for peo­ples in the North and Arc­tic re­gions. Con­cep­tual de­ci­sions be­hind the cur­rent API pro­jects and their fu­ture paths will be traced.

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