Welcome to my Virtual Field Station


Pondering a Life of Digitizing Nature

"Spooky" - Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge - 2020

"The story in which you believe shapes the society that you create."

Yuval Noah Harari

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If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around, will a 🤖 hear it?*


I'm captivated with figuring out ways to digitize nature that might expand our knowledge and understanding of the complex interactions of biodiversity. Working alongside interdisciplinary teams of faculty and students, we design, engineer, and test new ideas for remote-sensing organisms and habitats using specialized cameras, environmental sensors, and robots.

Welcome to this virtual journal of explorations, inventions, and springboard for ideas that continue to capture my imagination. I hope you will enjoy these stories.

*Yes, a robot and a variety of other sensors will not only hear it; it will likely analyze the location, tree species, and impact zone: archiving valuable data for future understanding.

PLACES

June 2-5, 2021

Great Basin Natural History Workshop - Summer Lake, Oregon

WEATHER

Updated every 15 minutes

Current Weather Conditions in Oregon City, Oregon

PROJECTS

Ongoing project with daily imagery

Exploring the sky through time-lapse 360 degree video

PLACES

Dusting off the Macroscope Ecology Laserdisc - rebuilding the first interactive virtual reality tour of James Reserve

WRITINGS

July 1, 2022

Digitize or Die