Some days it seems to me like the digital dimensions might still be working, but reality is less so...
The latest news tells everybody to keep a distance to stop the virus... Schools are closed, public places empty and we are all keeping our distance
While walking I could hear it from a long distance - the highway, I knew there were a footbridge, so I could get over
Dw00084 Tundra swan ( Tundra Schwan - Pibevane - Cygnus columbianus) is a smaller swan, living high up North, both in America, Europe and Asia
Dw00085 ( Cygnus cygnus - Singschwan - sangsvane ) Large type of swan breeding far up north and with a call that can be heard more than a km. away. The Whooper swan talks a lot, and some people think they have so many different sounds it might make up a simple language
Dw00086 Mute swan ( Höckerschwan - Knopsvane ) One of the heaviest birds to fly the mute swans are both much celebrated in Europe - and considered an aggressive spreading, invasive species in America
This owl portrait has been looking at me from a distance, I see it when I least expect to, on a shelf or on the floor
Sketching up biodiversity research here in the mid of the winter, learning about the lives and habitats of more and more species of birds
Cars stop in front of the school and both kids and parents inside are on their phones... I wonder if they are talking together... or with the car?
A more round watercolor study of the common blackbird ( (Turdus merula) Part of my biodiversity watercolors
The idea that is starting to spread is to put nets on cars that volunteers drive around on a special route on certain times. Collecting samples of the insects there and counting and documenting what they have found
No doubt I'm skeptical about how phones and technology are changing our lives both indoors and on the trails. But once in a while I see it can also do good
The expert were explaining how the important work of ringing birds and collecting data about bird migration and behavior was coordinated all over the world and my thoughts went back to Ertholmene... where I used to stay together with the bird-people
Watching kids walk everywhere and point their phones around caching Pokemon Go virtual creatures I was just one of many wondering... couldn't this be used in ways to document biodiversity and wildlife... I sketched up my idea and explained it on a Citizen Science conference and a guy said: "it exist... several ones I think" The most well-known one is called "Seek"
Co creation is also about place-making and architecture, about creating places where people can walk, meet, discuss and innovate together
Oct. 24. Evening. Just came back from the hospital, broken drawing arm… so switched to the right arm and continued drawing on…
Challenges from pollution, to habitat loss, to hunger, to climate change might have at least one thing in common - Those closest to them can play essential roles in solving them
Innovating is often better with an element of chaos, chance and music mindsets thrown into the session
Some leaders consider themselves music conductors, helping all the participants and experts to work together
Drawing of a group of people holding hands making a search chain, and the same people making a line, walking after each other. Community illustration by Frits Ahlefeldt