Who's Fishing Who? Gray Version. A successful experiment in "Color Framing."
In the Name of Cuteness! Kelp Forest Representation by http://www.bluebison.net!
Page 1 of Vic's Adjusted Resume for the Notetaker Position in the Fisheries Stakeholder Meetings during this upcoming year. PDF file below.
Page 2 of Vic's Adjusted Resume for the Notetaker Position in the Fisheries Stakeholder Meetings during this upcoming year. PDF file below.
Page 3 of Vic's Adjusted Resume for the Notetaker Position in the Fisheries Stakeholder Meetings during this upcoming year. PDF file for the Resume/Statement of Purpose. Current sketch statement of purpose was creamed by a professor who claims that psychology and the environment cannot be connected... though environmental problems are interdisciplinary. I have very mixed feelings but I have an academic community from various disciplines and departments who are supportive and very open to my ideas of fusing artistic "cognitive mapping" techniques into stakeholder analysis. I suppose support is wonderful when you have it in the masses, even though there may exist a few naysayers to everything you do: http://stokastika2.googlepages.com/4vminnichresumesopFICMLPA.pdf.
Vic's First Attempt at a Statement of Purpose. Wrote before the first sushi meeting with Drs. Richards, Culver, and Diane Pleschner Steele (never turned in, can disregard) http://stokastika2.googlepages.com/5.victoriaminnichsop.pdf.
Overview of the Grant Proposal to the Resources Legacy Fund Foundation, which I believe is associated with Hewlett Packard and a couple of other companies. Teamed up with California Government with resources management.
Sometimes you look at such a proposal and you think "What a great idea!" But the other thought that comes to mind is that I wished I could rewind the clock and have a conversation with Honorable Theodore Roosevelt, and ask him to swing his big stick a few more times, and parcel up and save some ocean while you're at this whole National-Parking-of-the-West business. You didn't need 1000 scientists crawling all over Yosemite like leaf cutter ants in a gopher mound just to convince the President to make this Initial Child's Visual Aesthetic as a National Park! Sometimes first impressions and visualized instinct can make good decisions. And sometimes... it won't.
The complexity of the environmental problem is ultimately determined by the number of humans who are impacted (and still alive) and the number of humans who are involved It's all a human perception and human-definition-of-problem issue. So then, you come up with a complex grant proposal to conduct this elaborate, dicy dance among dozens of hundreds of stakeholders to inform and appease and solve problems... that might take years to shift and implement change.
But what do you do? In an Era of Too Many Humans and Not Enough Space? What do you do? Enjoy the show, I suppose. And relish in your Plan B to Post-Human Earth. It's one of those moments where you wonder "What's the Point"?
Fisheries Recorder Contract with all the specks and Fine Print:
Just signed (again) and sent off through FedEx (again).