Dr. Jonathan Salk, youngest son of Jonas Salk, talks about how the collective effort of individuals in developing the polio vaccine can serve as a model for solving the problems that face our world today.
'The Shot Felt 'Round The World' is the dramatic new documentary which tells the story of how a community and a nation, boldly led by a young Dr. Jonas Salk and his research team at the University of Pittsburgh, came together in the early 1950's to defeat polio, the most feared disease of the 20th century
Current culture is now polluted and propagated with escape routes and throw rugs of green and sustainable design, offering penny pinching game plans to move towards the illusion of tree hugging in Prada. Buildings (dwellings) can not be fully sustainable until they can assimilate and integrate themselves into the contextual biospheres, self utilizing the excess materials through a symbiotic metabolism. Though as every object/particle could be argued as having its own agency and possible realities, their reaction via their observed system has the potential for being dynamic through time and scale. The goal of the matter is to chisel towards and ideally define what is an Inhabitable Organism, and thus developing the model for which it is entitled and can be communicated across the rhizome.
This was done for PUBLIC DOMAIN PRIVATE DOMINION 3 in Pittsburgh this year. From the given public domain films, the participants were to "make them their own." We could only use the source material. The sound was completely up to the film maker. (Can't you tell that I did the sound?) The screening was held at Pittsburgh Filmmakers on Sunday, Nov 2nd 2008.
The source films were year: