"In nature, everything is constantly changing: the earth, the sky, the stars, and all living things. Spring is followed by summer, fall and winter. Water turns into clouds, rain and ice. Over time, rivers are created, canyons carved, and mountains formed. All of these elements, mixed together, create the magic of nature’s alchemy."
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"I dance with honey bees. This is my second bee dance and I am planing a third. I think of this dance as a duet among many. These 12,000 bees push with their powerful wings from each side of my body, I resist and then I let go and flow and move with them. It is a deep meditation and I feel the hive mind surround me, hold me, and expand my body on a cellular level. I am a healer, dancer, artist, builder of structures and bee keeper. As bee keepers, my partner, Theodore and I hope to help the bees of the northwest by encouraging them to swarm and become hardy in the ever changing environment."
A Miro Challenge final film from Peter Nelson
Produced, Directed, Photographed & Edited by Peter Nelson
Original Music by John Powell
Narrated by Bill McKibben, Founder 350.org
Assistant Camera: Edwin Stevens
Audio: Merce Williams
Post Audio: Matt Haasch
Additional Camera: Peter Hawkins & Edwin Stevens
Bill's Bees // Bill Lewis // Clyde Steese // Sam Bonderov
The first in a series of short films, about a journey to source one of the most luxurious materials in the world. The Incas believed the Vicuña animals were reincarnations of young maidens rewarded with a coat of pure gold in return for giving life to their civilisation. They called it “The Gold Of The Andes” Credits A FILM BY The Inoue Brothers - theinouebrothers.net PRODUCTION BY Present Plus - presentplus.net DIRECTED BY Roby Kikic & Joppe Rog - presentplus.net MUSIC BY Sorenious Bonk - soreniousbonk.co.uk IN COLLABORATION WITH mb! by Mercedes-Benz - mercedes-benz.com/mb Read more about the expedition in a travel diary by Kiyoshi Inoue on mb! by Mercedes-Benz: mb.mercedes-benz.com/en/TheAndeanChaccu
Fungi, with the exception of shitake and certain other mushrooms, tend to be something we associate with moldy bread or dank-smelling mildew. But they really deserve more respect, say Union College researchers, Steve Horton and Ron Bucinell. Fungi have fantastic capabilities and can be grown, under certain circumstances, in almost any shape and be totally biodegradable. And, if this weren't enough, they might have the potential to replace plastics one day. The secret is in the mycelia."