As we watch the news about the oil spill in the Gulf, we're constantly reminded of the damage inflicted upon the way of life in the region. Perhaps now is a good time to remind ourselves of what's going on under the surface and our relationship to it.
Why not take this Friday either at 1PM or 6PM to visit the Ocean Voices exhibit at Boston's Museum of Science. It's not your typical undersea exhibit:
Oceanic issues are rife with nuance, filled with emotion, and broad enough to affect all life on this planet. Musician and sound artist Halsey Burgund has collected audio recordings from people around the world as they reflect about the ocean. In collaboration with marine biologist Wallace J. Nichols, Burgund has used these stories — including visitor reflections recorded at the Museum of Science — to create Ocean Voices, which premiered at the California Academy of Sciences in June.
Interwoven with live music by Burgund and his band, aesthetic evidence, and video footage of underwater scenes, these audio recordings create an inspired and inspiring performance that represents a collective human response to the ocean. Audience Q&A follows the performance.
For more information on this exhibit, open your Museums In Boston app (if you don't have it, click the link in the upper right corner or search for "Museums In Boston" in the Android Market). Select List Science then choose Museum of Science. Click the address for 1-touch turn-by-turn navigation from your home to the museum.
Special thanks to Dan for the heads up to include the Museum of Science in the app. If your favorite museum isn't listed, send the URL to firstname.lastname@example.org and it will be included in the next update.