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June 21, 2017 marks the day of the next Summer Solstice and we are celebrating this with a new edition of our branded show for you.
Last year we piloted a multi-stream, twenty-four-hour event, covering all of Earth’s 24 time zones, and this year's "Solstice 2017" is building on the momentum.
Time zones are an interesting way to look at the globe - a split-up in regions that observe a uniform standard time for legal, commercial, and social purposes. Some countries cover more then one time zone and nomads have historically tracked through timezones to stay on 'the Sun's tail'. But no matter how large or small the boundaries of your place of habitat, few things have had more impact on human development across the earth then the sun's cycle. Therefore, on the day of the longest solar arc in the Northern hemisphere, generations of humans have celebrated the Solstice, or the 'Day the Sun Stands Still', and we like to expand this tradition to 'pause and get together' and turn it into a recurring multi-platform global event.
Solstice 2017 puts together 24 uninterrupted hours of broadcasting in which poets, artists and scientist look at how the sun governs many aspects of our lives and brought forth all sorts of creations and innovations. Artists perform their Solstice art in whatever medium they choose, Scientist talk about inventions and cutting edge design, astronomy, mythology ... all combined into 24 one hour segments - one for each timezone. Between the hours of 17:00 and 18:00, or 'happy hour', each time zone will be featured 'live' in the show, starting at the dateline and moving west one hour at a time, like a 'handshake' around the globe. Now that we live in an age of unlimited, seamless international connection, we think it is the perfect moment to reach across the globe and celebrate each others cultures, ideas and innovations and see how far we can take it. And we hope you will be part of it!
This website will bring viewers and listeners from around the world together and you can watch individual or simultaneous feeds of the various performances throughout the 24 hour Solstice period June 21-22. You can also download the app to better view it from your mobile device. Through a comment stream or live chat there will be a connection across all 24 timezones, with some local radio or television coverage as well. A few locations will have a viewing party going on - stay posted for the list of party venues.
All in all, Solstice 2017 provides a unique, cross-cultural exchange of the minds, questioning ourselves: “What's new under the Sun.”
We hope you will be tuning into our website regularly to mark our progress as the celebration rolls out. If you are interested to participate, contribute content or sponsor any of these activities in exchange for exposure - please contact us via the link above.
Solstice 2016 Archive
Enjoy a recap of our Solstice 2016 Celebration. Twenty-four one-hour video segments, by timezone (same order as the live broadcast).
Enjoy Rare '70s Audiographics on Bandcamp at https://audiographics.bandcamp.com/
Read Bandcamp's interview with Charlie Morrow at https://daily.bandcamp.com/2016/07/04/charlie-morrow-interview-audiographics/
To participate as a sponsor or artist in Solstice Celebration 2017 contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Global Audio @ MisterBowlerRadio - Copenhagen, DK
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Solstice 24 will be a multi-stream, twenty-four-hour event, covering all of Earth’s time zones. Participants perform their Solstice art in whatever medium they choose, between the hours of 17:00 and 18:00 in their time zone or create the performance in advance. Viewers around the world can catch individual or simultaneous feeds of the various performances throughout the Solstice period.
A time zone is a region that observes a uniform standard time for legal, commercial, and social purposes. Time zones tend to follow the boundaries of countries and their subdivisions because it is convenient for areas in close commercial or other communication to keep the same time.
Solstice is science, astronomy, mythology and a platform for creative and artistic ideas. Solstice 2016 includes one more aspect: global communication. Solstices has existed from the beginning of time and from the beginning of life on earth. Communication has existed as long as human beings have inhabited the Earth—but global communication is a very young phenomenon.
The idea of following the solstice ‘moment’ around the globe including all kinds of peoples experiences, what they see and what they hear and how they celebrate the solstice—is quite new simply because it has not been possible before. Radio Waves can actually reach around the globe but now in the internet era we do it without hesitating all the time—it is just a matter of fragments of a second.
Every time you think about it seems so amazing – but at the same time, it is an everyday experience. It is just there.
With solstice 24, we bring this every day resource to a new level using all the amazing technologies we have at our fingertips