American geneticist and Harvard Medical School professor George Church recently launched a venture that sounds straight out of a science fiction novel. His new company, Colossal, has a seemingly impossible (at least, to the average person) goal of de-extincting the Woolly Mammoth. That’s right. Church has a plan to revive a massive, long-lost creature.
What does nude modeling have to do with saving a global landmark? American photographer Spencer Tunick is here to explain with his new art installation, which is intended to make a statement about the quickly disappearing Dead Sea.
Like many people across the globe, Canadian artist and activist Benjamin Von Wong has experienced a growing concern over the last few years regarding single-use plastic waste and its effect on the planet. Unlike many of those who are aware of the problem, though, he’s also making an effort to find a solution.
Mexican hyperrealist artist Ruben Orozco has got the people of the Spanish city Bilbao up in arms with his latest creation, which is meant to start conversations around the topic of sustainability. Orozco’s statue is titled “Bihar” (translated as “Tomorrow” in Basque) and features the face of a young girl drowning as it pokes out of Spain’s river Nervion.
A new short film, titled “Voice Above Water” and directed by San Francisco director Dana Frankoff, offers a fascinating glimpse into the life of 90-year-old Wayan Nyo, a Balinese fisherman dedicated to collecting and recycling plastic found in the ocean.
Annabel’s, the famous London-based, members-only club, isn’t just an exclusive place to dine and be entertained. This club is also taking an environmentalist stand with its impressive initiative, “Annabel’s for the Amazon.”
Jason deCaires Taylor was already a well-known British sculptor famous for his underwater exhibits. Now, though, he’s pushing the envelope even further by introducing the Mediterranean’s first underwater museum, known as the Museum of Underwater Sculpture Ayia Napa (MUSAN).
Despite knowing the damage that plastic waste causes to the environment, global plastic production and use aren’t slowing down. In fact, roughly 1 million plastic bottles are produced every minute. A new short film, titled “Humanity’s Impact,” attempts to make a statement about the negative impact on plastic production and aims to contribute to positive social change around waste and recycling.
The world is reopening, and that means many people are planning their next big getaway. If you are interested in traveling to Ontario, Canada, consider booking a visit to the soon-to-be-built, one-of-a-kind “Arcana” mirrored cabins.
London is full of elephants! Herds of massive, life-size elephant statues have recently been set up in locations throughout the city, including Green Park, St James’s Park, and Berkeley Square. This new art installation is a collaborative project carried out by CoExistence and Elephant Family, two non-profit organizations.