“Humanities in Action” (Yale Environmental Humanities)

Event time: 
Thursday, May 11, 2023 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Online via zoom See map
Event description: 

Yale Environmental Humanities is delighted to host a “Humanities in Action” panel featuring speakers discussing two recent environmental humanities projects supported by the Environmental Humanities Grant Program.

3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Online via zoom, register here



3:30-3:35 – Introductions

3:35-3:50 - Presentation by Diego Ellis Soto

3:50-4:05 - Q&A w/moderator and questions from audience

4:05-4:20 - Presentation by Dylan Feldmeier and Kaggie Orrick

4:20-4:30 - Q&A w/moderator and questions from audience



- Diego Ellis Soto, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

‘Kosmos Revisited: Translating Collective Animal Behavior into Music Theory Through Artificial Intelligence and Technology for Wildlife Research’

To communicate the lives and sounds of animals, and the threats they face by warming climates and human activities, this project combines artificial intelligence, natural history and musical theory. Jointly with musicians, sound engineers, biologists and artists, Ellis Soto has created new ways of expressing animal behavior into musical patterns and artistic expressions. This project will be displayed in the form of two art galleries at Yale (CCAM and TSAI) and involve New Haven youth. In addition, planned interdisciplinary dialogue across the arts, humanities and sciences will pave new ways of representing nature and its unique beauty.


Dylan Feldmeier and Kaggie Orrick, Yale School of the Environment

 ‘The Social-Ecological Landscape of Makgadikgadi, Botswana’

The proposed project will use an online platform and an in-person mixed media gallery in both New Haven, CT, USA and Rakops, CT8, Botswana to provide an interactive experience of the human-cattle-wildlife interactions across a human-designated area in Botswana. Users will be able to interact with the web material to see the spatial and temporal shifts across the landscape through the ecological, cultural, and economic relationships between wildlife, humans, and cattle. Voice records, photographs, videos, and short essays will be displayed in conjunction with wildlife abundance and distribution maps, and cattle movement visualizations.
Free but register in advance
Open to: 
General Public