A Message from the Geographer-At-Large
Geographer-at-Large Eames Demetrios with baby coral that will augment future sustainable fishing practices. This will help heal an area off the shore of Les Village in Northern Bali that was previously destroyed by potassium cyanide fishing. Part of Kcymaerxthaere's newest underwater site: The Life of Bala Qhova, honoring the first person to domesticate the water mole. The latest Kcymaerxthaere installation underway in Les Village, Indonesia is a multi-dimensional--and multi-purpose--work of global storytelling. Upon completion, the installation will be both a much needed artificial reef, and a remarkable chapter in Kcymaerxthaere’s story. Phase 1 is now close to complete and Phase 2 will be installed in about a year—Phase 2 is 7 smaller stacks that tell the rest of the story. One additional goal of the installation is to provide a coral nursery habitat where baby coral (healthy fragments transplanted to the surface of the installation) can thrive in the effort to foster coral growth and reef restoration in the area. When you buy this experience online for $50, a piece of living baby coral will be transplanted to the installation in honor of your support—and we will send you a pic of your coral installed with your name. You will also receive one of our Disputed Likeness activity books (10 $ extra for shipping outside US). This will fund the Kcymaerxthaere work wrapping up our current efforts and monitoring them for a year, but just as important, get us prepared for Phase 2. Because the marine environment is wild and rugged, there are no guarantees about the future of your coral or even the site. However, our hope is that eventually the structure will be consumed by the coral and sea creatures will live wonderful lives—but don’t worry: you’ll probably have more than a few years to visit your baby coral before that happens. In the picture above, a coral transplant is in the hands of Eames Demetrios, Geographer-at-Large, as he and Pak Eka, head of the local fisherman’s association, jointly place the first ones on the site. (Also notice the unique Kcymaerxthaere substrate in the shape of the Nyelvate word for "Strands of Thought.”) Contribute for Baby Coral here
Kcy UpdateGreetings from Kcy headquarters. We are exited to share the news of a new Kcymaerxthaere website that will be launching in April 2011. The new website will better serve as a place to follow and support the Kcymaerxthaere project as a member, interact with the Kcy community, and get informational updates on Kcy happenings taking place in a city near you. We are grateful for your support and look forward to connecting with you on our new site.
More Kcy Unveiled
We are thrilled to share the news of a new completed Kcymaerxthaere historical site and plaque located in Deming, New Mexico. The Geographer-At-Large and local Kcy crew worked to complete the site in February of this year. We look forward to the Kcy community posting photos of their visits from the new Kcy addition.
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