m.o.i., 2015 Artist INC Fellow, Preaches on the Art of Rivers and Data

m.o.i., 2015 Artist INC Fellow, Preaches on the Art of Rivers and Data

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Artist INC Fellow, m.o.i. aka The Minister of Information, was recently on KCUR’s Central Standard discussing art, science, and the Missouri River.  m.o.i. discussed the potential for art to connect audiences with the history, ecology, and raison d’être of Kansas City. Said m.o.i. to Gina Kauffman, Central Standard’s host, “Rather than a geographic dividing line, the river can serve as a generative force to link the city with ideas, with other communities, both up- and downstream, and better connect urban and rural parts of our state.”  m.o.i., the alter art ego of environmental scientist Don Wilkison, also discussed how his research into the occurrence of personal care products in our nation’s waterways often helps the public link their personal actions to unintended, deleterious environmental consequences. You can hear the archived conversation, along with fellow guests, Timothy Amundson (Turkey Creek Institute for Phenomenal Awareness), and Vicki Richmond (Healthy Rivers Partnership) on KCUR, FM 89.3, Central Standard.

m.o.i. was also a contributor to the City of Kansas City’s Art of Data, a visual reinterpretation of data collected by the city’s Office of Performance Management. m.o.i., like Mayor Sly James and City Manager Troy Schulte, believes that data can be used to help elected officials, managers, and citizens make better informed decisions. And also to make art. The Art of Data exhibit continues at ArtsKC, located at 106 Southwest Blvd., until June 24th.