hopkins/neoscenes-Reveil 2019 :: Golden, Colorado
not far from Deadman Gulch, Buffalo Bill's Gravesite, and the Mother Cabrini Shrine
hopkins/neoscenes sends a dawning stream into the ether from the dividing line betwixt plains and mountains ... enjoy!
This Reveil stream is coming from a house set in a suburban mountain neighborhood at the fringe of wildlands on the east-facing side of Apex Park in Golden, Colorado. Overlooking the wide expanse of the High Plains, the house sits at 1890 m/6200 ft, the Mother Cabrini Shrine isn't so far, at least as the Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) flies, nor is Deadman Gulch. Apex Park is yet another expression of the Laramide Orogeny of the Rocky Mountains as they rise from the Great Plains of middle America. The view to the east is expansive and includes the suburbs of Lakewood, and off in the middle distance, the high-rise towers of Denver, Colorado, and the full eastern horizon, looking towards the state of Kansas, is far enough away that the curvature of the earth seen.
The live microphone feed will include distant-though-still-violent vehicle susserations from Interstates 70 and 470; full-throttled air traffic ascending hard to cross the high mountains from the Denver Int'l Airport; local neighborhood car and dog traffic; interspersed with the conversational cries of the Black-billed Magpie (Pica hudsonia) and a variety of other birds. It's not unusual to see large herds of elk (Cervus canadensis), very fat suburban coyotes (Canis latrans), lynx (Lynx rufus), and mountain lions (Puma concolor) among the houses here, but they are generally silent or absent at dawn.
This feed is set-up by Dr. John Hopkins (aka neoscenes): a visual/sonic media artist, learning facilitator, info-space organizer. He holds a creative media practices PhD from La Trobe University/University of Technology Sydney, an MFA from the University of Colorado Boulder (where he studied film under renown experimental film-maker, Stan Brakhage), and a BSc in Geophysical Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines. His transdisciplinary research and workshops explore issues surrounding sustainable creative practices, systems thinking, networked & tactical media, distributed and community-based DIY & DIWO processes, networked creativity, and Temporary Autonomous Zones. His international media arts practice explores the role of energy in techno-social systems and the effects of technology on energized human encounter. He has taught across more than 20 countries and 60 higher education situations. He currently is translating geoscience data into natural language that the public might understand at the Colorado Geological Survey which, strangely enough, is now part of the aforementioned Colorado School of Mines.
You may track his hopes for a prosperous way down for the human species at: http://neoscenes.net/blog/