BBtv: Wilderness Trouble / Crab Fu

Today on Boing Boing tv, two pieces of nature-themed video art. First, an excerpt from WILDERNESS TROUBLE, produced by Cary Peppermint and Christine Nadir of the ecology, art, and technology collective EcoArtTech:

[This work was] inspired by William Cronon's article, "The Trouble with Wilderness; or, Getting Back to the Wrong Nature," which argues that the concept of wilderness is a historical and cultural construct and relying on it as the basis of environmental ethics fails to imagine new, healthy, and sustainable relationships between humans and the environments they actually inhabit.

Next, CRAB FU, an animated short by I-Wei Huang ( No crustaceans were harmed in the creation of this BBtv episode.

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Editor's note: This BBtv episode is sponsored by Dell's project — but purely by coincidence, a Dell PDA appears in the opening sequence of "Wilderness Trouble." This is not product placement or advertorial. EcoArtTech produced this film in 2007, and the air date of this excerpt was not planned to coincide with the sponsorship campaign.