Seeking artists working with biophilia or technobiophilia, Dorset, UK

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Ballard Down & Old Harry

A while ago I reported on the Room with a View scheme at Dorset County Hospital. It feeds live images of the countryside to large LCD screens in isolation rooms used for immuno-compromised patients with leukaemia and other blood cancers. During those terrible nights when a seriously ill patient lies awake in pain, or is afraid and cannot sleep, they can at least look forward to the arrival of the sun.

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Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Now the same team is working with leading digital curator Richard Povall and Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to add a third channel for film, sound and media work related to place and landscape.

The new project has been inspired by the concept of technobiophilia – ‘the innate attraction to life and lifelike processes as they appear in technology’ – to develop new ways in which mediated nature can be applied to medical science.

The organisers are seeking content for the new channel and would love to hear from any artists interested in showing their work this way. Please contact alex.murdin@ruralrecreation.org.uk for more details.

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