LunarTime

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LUNAR TIME:
Living Data Library

A B O U T
E V O L V I N G
What?
A space to engage
Why?
Connections sustain
How?
Combining art and science
Who?
Scientists, artists, educators
Why the Flannel flower?
Listen to the young
Why the moon?
Intimate and immediate responses

Moon 2017. Photo: William Gladstone.

Why the moon?

Marine biologist William Gladstone asks, "What happens under Antarctic sea ice at full moon?" Knowledge of lunar cycles is essential for 'immediate and intimate' responses to country that Bill Gammage characterises as Indigenous (Youtube, Feb 13, 2012). Guided by Shawn Wilson (Research is Ceremony, 2008), we learn that Indigenous ways of knowing are available to everyone.

"...My hope is that one day everyone can find a place under the Law of the land where they live, transitioning our living systems into something that is sustainable in the true sense of the word. Oldman Juma calls it the seven families coming home and uniting again. We'd like everybody to look up at the stars and see the same stories there once more. And stop asking the question, 'Are we alone?' Of course we're not! Everything in the universe is alive and full of knowledge."

Tyson Yunkaporta. Sandtalk, 2019. p.276