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.With solstice 2016, we will bring this every day resource to a new level using all the amazing technologies we have at our fingertips.
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.
Produced by Other Media with Friends around the Globe.Major contributors and curators:William FitzhughSmithsonian Institution Arctic Studies CenterHenry "Trae" WinterHarvard-Smithsonian Center for AstrophysicsInternational Planetarium SocietyBob HolmanPoet and the star of Language Matters television showJerome RothenbergPoet and anthologistMartyn WareRock star, 3D sound artist, environmentalist, founder of IllustriousAsa SimmaDirector of The Sami Theatre, Sami SwedenCaptain Rip Hayman (Ear Inn)Music curatorPeter KirbyVideo artistVesa VierikkoTime zone announcer Anne LawrenceArt directorMarc NasdorWebsite design/programming, music curatorBent-Erik RasmussenBroadcast consultant, radio producerMaija-Leena Remes Otto RomanowskiProducersMichele Hubert Ed Herrmann Nancy ShoreyAssociate producersSociété des Arts Technologies, MontrealLeader in immersive and augmented experiencesGreg Furman Founder, The Luxury Marketing Council (since 1994) Helsinki Design WeekHeureka Science Center... and many more