I always thought the desert was the antithesis of peace – something that attacks you. So you don’t go to the desert for peace. It’s Sam Shepard, in the interview for The Guardian. The Sam Shepard, Santa Fe Institute’s Miller Scholar, 2010-2011.
Was he right? Was he wrong? I’ll be testing both hyphotheses. A few photos taken in December 2017, during preliminary filming session for a documentary about SFI.
In autumn 2017 I was honored by an invitation to collaborate with the Santa Fe Institute in New Mexico. We’ve been working on a documentary movie project depicting this unique non-profit science institution’s search for order in the complexity of evolving worlds. Documentation and the first filming sessions took place in December 2017.
The documentary will emphasize the interdisciplinary character of the research practiced at SFI and will feature:
SFI’s director David Krakauer, researching the evolutionary history of information processing mechanisms in biology and culture;
SFI’s vice president Jennifer Dunne, a researcher interested in analysis, modeling, and theory related to the organization, dynamics, and function of ecosystems;