Croaking Drain, Hidden Frog. CiCi Blumstein 2014

Croaking Drain, Hidden Frog @ Brighton Digital Festival ’14

It’s a fact: Amphibians are going extinct. That’s over 7000 species, disappearing from our planet faster than any other living creature. Even Sir David Attenborough is concerned and around the world, scientists are racing against time to stop the advance of a deadly, amphibian-killing fungus…

Meanwhile, all over the city of Brighton, stories are beginning to emerge: An extinct frog saved by its croak. Small, mysterious ladders appearing in gullypots around Tayside. A plague of frogs on an urban doorstep, yet there is no pond. The chaotic beauty and logic of a frog chorus, captured in an algorithm. A frog burnt into the circuit board of a boiler. A philosophical plumber. An unexplained amphibian mass die-off in Kildare… And there’s talk of a catastrophic global event, known as The Sixth Extinction – could this turn out even worse than the one that wiped out the dinosaurs 66 million years ago?

It’s high time for Agent Amphibian to investigate and get under the semi-permeable skin of the matter…

Croaking Drain, Hidden Frog will be at the Brighton Digital Festival throughout September 2014. Find out more on my BDF events page here.

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Part of The Lucky Frog Log project.

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