John Muir Project: Next 12 Weiwei-isms Around Circle of Zodiac

This is the fourth post in a series.  The first post on Ai Weiwei’s art was a set of photographs of his sculpture temporarily on loan to Princeton University called Circle of Zodiac.  The second post on Ai Weiwei’s art is a walking meditation on impressions of the Circle of Zodiac.  The third focused on a reading of fourteen of his twitter posts from an English translation called Weiwei-isms by looking at each of the twelve zodiac heads individually.  This entry contains a reading of the next twelve Weiwei-isms while walking around the twelve zodiac heads, albeit this time at night.  I feel I am taking in the spirit of this great artist and activist by performing this series of meditations.

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I am a Berkeley educated chemistry Ph.D. who is moving into the area of working on developing appropriate technology for communities that are subjected to socio-economic oppression. The goal is to use simple and effective designs to empower people to live better lives. Currently, I am working with Native Americans on Pine Ridge, the Lakota reservation in South Dakota. I am working with a Native owned and run solar energy company. We are currently working on building a compressed earth block (CEB) house that showcases many of the technologies that the company has developed. The CEB house is made of locally derived resources, earth from the reservation. The blocks are naturally thermally insulating, keeping the house cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Eventually, a solar air heater and photovoltaic panels will be installed into the house to power the home and keep it warm, while preserving the house off the grid. A side project while in Pine Ridge is a solar computer. I hope to learn about blockchain encryption software for building microgrids. In addition, it is an immediate interest of mine to involve local youth in technology education.
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