JULY 22 SCHEDULE
The Flock House and a Dominican Schoolroom
Leveraging local resources to build resilient school rooms, homes and communities.
Gardening, Cooking and Eating
Amanda McDonald Crowley
A cooking show with ingredients harvested straight from the Flock House gardens.
JULY 14 SCHEDULE
The Flock House Project
A group of self-contained ecosystems migrating around New York City's five boroughs. Site
Power and Water
A demonstration of power systems and a discussion of bio- and phyto-remediation, clean water and shoreline restoration.
The Rhythmanalysis Lab
Flock House is collaborating with The Rhythmanalysis Lab on a sensor system that will monitor the activity of each habitat unit. Data are continuously recorded via a network of wireless, low-power sensors, and are mapped temporally to reveal diurnal patterns and the rhythmic counterpoint among the unit's living systems and the surrounding environment. Site
Introduction to the World of Groucho Fractal
Groucho Fractal is a live performance and webcast featuring eco-engineering, open source philosophies, and emerging technologies with silly dance moves and tasty raw vegan treats. We'll talk about the show's origin, and demonstrate a bike-powered video projector. Site
Signal Strength is a project to advance mobile democracy. It consists of modules for ad-hoc social networking that let people in an urban area interact offline, leveraging their mobile phones for untraceable communications. We'll discuss free networks and their place within a sustainable living system. Site
Moss is a musical pidgin language that has the potential to evolve into natural language, where the distinctive features are not phonetic, but melodic. We'll discuss how music is a practical instrument for communication, where the musician is not a performer but a musical citizen. Site
JULY 13 SCHEDULE
NJ Expeditions and Salt
A expedition into urban wetlands in New Jersey and a look at the recycled pharmaceuticals raises questions about how we define wilderness. We'll talk about these two projects, Chernobyl, the DMZ line and the experiences of working out in these questionable wilderness environments. Site