Purpose, Copyrights, Citations, Disclaimers
Purpose: This website is evolving to reflect changes in understanding that are coming from a world whose natural balance is changing at a rate more rapid than at any other time in human memory.
Understandings are expressed in stories that reflect both individual subjective responses that come from cultural knowledge and intimate experience of lands and waterways, and understandings from Western science that are based on peer reviewed published papers. The Western scientific method is distinguished from Indigenous sciences. Indigenous sciences come from hundreds of thousands of years of intimate observation and experiment, and from the methods we use today as artists to process information in ways that give give meaning to our lived experience. Stories are arranged in the Lunar Time Library to reflect the value of the different ways of knowing that together offer a holistic understanding: Indigenous cultural practices for providing experience of our selves as part of nature, and the arts for their poetic ambiguities that inspire curiosity and care for the living world; Western science for creative experiments designed to find largely unambiguous answers to complex problems, and for its null results that can nonetheless inspire further questions for more creative explorations.
Copyrights: The Living Data program is created by Lisa Roberts for combining stories from art and science contributed with permission from the authors. With their permission she includes evidence of the interactions between scientists, artists, and their relationships to nature. Material created by other people is acknowledged and may be produced under different copyright agreements to the overall site. Permissions for use and reproduction of work by individuals must be obtained from individual contributors.
LunarTime.net.au is published under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Copyright license to encourage free distribution of information through public events and social media.
Citations: Material sourced from this website must include acknowledgement of individuals, the URL of each source and the date that URL was accessed. Note that the website evolves over time.
As an artist with European and Aboriginal Australian heritage, dispossessed of traditional cultural knowledge, I strive to bring together ways of knowing ourselves as part of nature. I learn from knowledge holders of Indigenous and Westerns sciences and arts, and from my own relationship with country. This project is developed in my honorary (unpaid) role as Artist in Residence at the University of Technology Sydney, with in-kind contributions from scientists, engineers, academics, and other artists. Funds from anonymous patrons allow us to engage with Indigenous Elders for the vital knowledge that can only come from such experiences. I accept responsibility for any errors and omissions in this work and welcome guidance in addressing these.
Views expressed on this site do not necessarily reflect my own, nor those of institutions to which contributors are affiliated.
Lisa Roberts, Sydney, 2020