Trees lost from familiar works of art… still one of my most popular blog posts after more than three years. It certainly generated more interest than anything I ever did in my research career! My excuse for re-blogging it is Marina Galperina’s animated GIFs that now give me the chance to revisit these visualisations through their … Continue reading
My newest eBook is available to download for FREE today only: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00YB9BTXI This book aims to summarise advice I have given my research students over the year. Hopefully useful, informative and a little bit of fun too. . . . . .
In February I was lucky enough to attend a Jambula Artist workshop in Dedza, Malawi organised by Alice Ladenburg, Myck Fisha and Clifford Mkanthama. A collection of musicians, artists, other creative types and local NGO reps. Spreading the word about forests can be done in many ways. I use my lectures and my blogs. These … Continue reading
Below are three famous paintings, but I’ve photoshopped out the trees. You get a point for naming the artist, and two further points if you know the name of the painting. Answers at the bottom. [This project came about as an attempt to visually represent “loss”. It’s one of the themes that I’ve been working … Continue reading
In an earlier post (What price, creativity?) I talked about the value of artistic creativity in innovation. Here is a great example of this in action… We were inspired by the fabulous work coming out of Brown University, using artist painting techniques to create new ways of visualising multidimensional data sets (the link to the … Continue reading
I recently asked the artist Alice Ladenburg to join the REDD Horizon project in Malawi. An artist? you ask. What is the point of an artist in a project that is looking at building capacity in forest monitoring in Malawi, one of the poorest countries in the world? It is easy to dismiss “art” as … Continue reading