According to NASA,
The effects of human-caused global warming are happening now, are irreversible
on the timescale of people alive today, and will worsen in the decades to
Metanoic Echos: sounds that provoke spiritual growth. Sound (or even
noise) that invites us to turn away from (or at least mitigate) wasteful,
exploitative, and destructive behavior that negatively impacts our
environment, our neighbors and ultimately ourselves.
The installation ran from 22 April -- 2 May 2022, weekdays, from 9am to 4pm at Duquesne
University's Gumberg Library. It was free and open to the public.
The purpose of the installation was to
bring awareness to the current climate crisis that we all face. It did this
through an interactive sound and video design that incorporates the autonomous electrical
signals of four living plants.
Metanoic Echos provoked visitors to interact with the ambient bioelectric soundscape, by inviting people to trigger sounds from
the human world which distort, puncture and deform four superimposed layers of
There was also a roundtable discussion on the topic of climate change at the Gumberg
Library's 5th floor Flex Space at noon on 22 April 2022 (Earth Day). This was
be recorded and posted on this web site. Participants included: Dr. Paul
Miller (music), Dr. Pinar Geylani (economics), Fr. James Okoye (theology), and
Dr. John Stolz (biology). The rountable wasmoderated by Dr. Jeffrey
You can view the installation on this web site, where you can find numerous
images, videos, and reactions.
This installation was the fruit of three people's collaboration.
You can read short bios of Paul Miller, Christopher Cox and Brian Riordan by