The terrain for the scientific work conducted by ICESCAPE scientists on July 4, 2010, was Arctic sea ice and melt ponds in the Chukchi Sea. The five-week field mission was dedicated to sampling the physical, chemical and biological characteristics of the ocean and sea ice. Impacts of Climate change on the Eco-Systems and Chemistry of the Arctic Pacific Environment, or ICESCPE Mission, is a multi-year NASA shipborne project. The bulk of the research will take place in the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas in summer of 2010 and fall of 2011.
The mayan prophecy that the world will change in 2012 has drawn a lot of attention. While the obvious is to think of doomsday, that is not necessary. Aren’t we changing the world and our lives through technology? This is what I tried to express with this series of artwork: it is in this way that the mayan view will come to realization, and we must think of how to cope with the alien future we are building.