Immersive Visualization: The Cosmos, Earth, and Anthropocene

Curated by Ned Gardiner

“We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims.”—R. Buckminster Fuller, See. Know. Do

Geodome™ Theater Presentations

As we enter the Anthropocene era, the human capacity for understanding our place in the universe is an essential ingredient for becoming “architects of the future.” Join David McConville and Ned Gardiner for two of immersive visualization experiences in the Geodome™ Theater exploring our world. Seating is limited and REGISTRATION is required.

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Cosmotroping

Withth David McConville, PhD, Co-chair of the Buckminster Fuller Institute and renowned visualization entrepreneur. McConville will narrate tours of the known universe, examining how life has evolved. These visualizations provide an opportunity for reflection and set the stage for considering our power in shaping planetary forces.

Friday, NOV 9
10:00AM
RAMP Gallery                           
821 Riverside Drive
Asheville, NC 28801
REGISTER 

Saturday, NOV 10
10:00AM
YMI Cultural Center

20-44 Eagle Street
Asheville, NC 28801
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Geoscoping

With Ned Gardiner, PhD, Engagement Manager for the U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit. If we are to be “masters of our time,” as William Shakespeare encouraged us to do, we need to understand our species’ influence on space and time across planet Earth. Join us as we consider ways to avoid the unmanageable and manage the unavoidable, from the Arctic to corals and from the Appalachians to urban heat islands. 

Friday, NOV 9
11:00AM
RAMP Gallery                           
821 Riverside Drive
Asheville, NC 28801
REGISTER 

Saturday, NOV 10
11:00AM
YMI Cultural Center

20-44 Eagle Street
Asheville, NC 28801
REGISTER  

Beyond the “Whole Earth” Talk by by David McConville

Half a century ago, photographs of Earth from space were first broadcast around the world. Initially celebrated for their sublime beauty, they have since transformed into ambivalent icons representing both planetary consciousness and existential angst. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Buckminster Fuller’s Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth, David McConville explores how visualizations of satellite observations can transform perceptions of our home planet and their paradoxical effects on collective sensemaking.

Saturday, November 10, 2:15PM
Black Mountain College + Arts Center
120 College Sttreet
Asheville, NC 28801