[extropy-chat] ECON-ECO: Fruit and Free Soil

Natasha Vita-More natasha at natasha.cc
Wed Mar 1 16:12:31 UTC 2006

I like this project because it combines about global design and global 

November 28, 2005
<http://www.free-soil.org/fruit/>How Well Do You Know Your Fruit?

Discussions about urban gardening and local economies are becoming more and 
more common outside of their usual confines of urban planning and 
sustainability circles. As public concerns over energy production and 
natural disasters grow, there seems to be a parallel increase in desires to 
change how urban populations live. One aspect of everyday life in cities 
that is often overlooked is the procurement of food. FRUIT, a new project 
by the international art collective Free Soil, looks at one of the most 
basic food types, raw fruit, and challenges its audience to become engaged 
in knowing just where it comes from. Currently exhibited in the University 
of Chicago's Smart Museum exhibition, 'Beyond Green,' FRUIT is a 
multifaceted work that utilizes a website as a portal to distribute 
information about the global and local system of fruit production 
(specifically oranges) and to solicit participants in their online 
demonstration linking growers and consumers in the expanding! urban food 
chain. Among the juicy info visitors will find there is the fact that most 
food travels over 1,300 miles before it gets into someone's mouth. How do 
like them oranges? - Ryan Griffis


<http://www.natasha.cc/>Natasha <http://www.natasha.cc/>Vita-More
Cultural Strategist - Designer
Future Studies, University of Houston
President, <http://www.extropy.org/>Extropy Institute
Member, <http://www.profuturists.com/>Association of Professional Futurists
Founder, <http://www.transhumanist.biz/>Transhumanist Arts & Culture

If you draw a circle in the sand and study only what's inside the circle, 
then that is a closed-system perspective. If you study what is inside the 
circle and everything outside the circle, then that is an open system 
perspective. - Buckminster Fuller

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