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DE PENCIER  BURTYNSKY  BAICHWAL

DE PENCIER  BURTYNSKY  BAICHWAL

The Anthropocene Project is a multidisciplinary body of work from world-renowned collaborators Nicholas de Pencier, Edward Burtynsky and Jennifer Baichwal. Combining art, film, virtual reality, augmented reality, and scientific research, the project investigates human influence on the state, dynamic and future of the Earth.

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The Anthropocene Project is a multidisciplinary body of work from world-renowned collaborators Nicholas de Pencier, Edward Burtynsky and Jennifer Baichwal. Combining art, film, virtual reality, augmented reality, and scientific research, the project investigates human influence on the state, dynamic and future of the Earth.

an•thro•po•cene

(n) The proposed current geological epoch, in which humans are the primary cause of permanent planetary change.

We have reached an unprecedented moment in planetary history. Humans now arguably change the Earth and its processes more than all other natural forces combined. Climate change, extinctions, invasive species, technofossils, anthroturbation, terraforming of land, and redirection of water are all part of the indelible human signature.

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Scale and Detail: An Interview with Jennifer Baichwal

April 22, 2021

By Justin Morris and Matthew I. Thompson | The Neutral | Jennifer Baichwal’s latest film, ANTHROPOCENE: The Human Epoch (co-directed with Edward Burtynsky and Nicholas de Pencier, 2018), begins with a stark juxtaposition. As the film opens, a deep rumbling is heard on the soundtrack. Shortly thereafter the visual field is engulfed in flame: an…

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Earth Day: Anthropocene

April 22, 2021

By Mathieu Sly | NGC Magazine | This year 22 April is both Earth Day and Throw Back Thursday, so it is an ideal opportunity to reflect back upon a powerful exhibition presented at the National Gallery of Canada in 2018: Anthropocene. When I came to see the exhibition, it was as a visitor and I had not done any…

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Entering the age of human impact: Geologists divided on categorizing the present

February 26, 2021

By Stephanie Marie Horton | Lampoon Magazine | An act of hope: filmmakers discuss Anthropocene: The Human Epoch and reveal how determining human impact isn’t always about statistics  New York, February 25th 2021. A film set to capture and contextualize human influence, Anthropocene: The Human Epoch is a visual storytelling on a massive scale. Anthropocene is the third in a series…

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These Eye-Opening Photos Show The Impact Of Humans On The Environment

September 14, 2020

By Kate Bubacz | BuzzFeed News | Edward Burtynsky, a legendary landscape photographer, has spent the past three decades looking at how resources are used and the impact of humans on the environment around the globe. He collaborated with Nicholas de Pencier and Jennifer Baichwal on his newest project, Anthropocene, which combines scientific research with film,…

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How the Arts Might Help us Grapple with Climate Change

August 9, 2020

What on Earth – CBC Radio 1 | When Omar El Akkad wrote his 2017 dystopian novel American War, about a second U.S. civil war after land loss due to climate change, he considered it a “deliberately grotesque” view of a possible future on a degraded planet. But just three years later, the Egyptian-Canadian author says his climate…

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Anthropocene

August 9, 2020

By Anne-Marie Hoeve | 5 Media —  Welcome to scenes from the Anthropocene – the first geological epoch where man has taken over from nature in defining the outcome of the planet. In an epic journey around the world, photographer Edward Burtynsky has crossed countries and continents to capture the colossal impact of our actions.…

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Interactive climate change tool shows Canadians the results of our actions

July 29, 2020

Daily Hive RBC Tech for Nature is a multi-year, global initiative by the RBC Foundation dedicated to preserving the planet’s greatest wealth — our natural ecosystem. It supports new ideas, technologies, and partnerships to address and solve pressing environmental challenges. As time goes on, it’s clear that the impact we’re leaving on Earth is concerning — and that…

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Canadian Geographic Éducation lance une initiative en ligne pour impliquer les millions d’élèves qui s’isolent

March 31, 2020

OTTAWA, le 31 mars 2020 – En réponse à un besoin urgent de ressources éducatives en ligne, la Société géographique royale du Canada (SGRC) lance la #SalleDeClasseVirtuelle de Canadian Geographic Éducation, laquelle offrira des ressources éducatives bilingues gratuites à tous les Canadiens en vue de soutenir les enseignants, les parents et les élèves qui s’isolent…

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[PRESS RELEASE] Canadian Geographic Education launches online initiative to reach millions of self-isolating students

March 31, 2020

OTTAWA, March 31, 2020 – In response to an urgent need for online educational resources, The Royal Canadian Geographical Society (RCGS) is launching Canadian Geographic Education’s #OnlineClassroom, which will offer its free, bilingual learning tools to all Canadians to support teachers, parents and students isolating at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.   “Our new #OnlineClassroom provides…

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A Terrible Beauty: Art and Learning in the Anthropocene

February 29, 2020

By Shiralee Hudson Hill, Journal of Museum Education | ABSTRACT Art has the power to activate learning and emotion in unique ways—this is true of humans generally, and museum visitors specifically. Yet art galleries are often overlooked in the museum field as forums for dialogue and sites of learning about climate change. This article investigates…

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