I have written a book of black-and-white photographs and text describing travels in the mountains of Afghanistan in 1977. It was at the end of a long period of peace, just a few months before the coup d’etat that began the conflicts that have been ongoing ever since. Designed by Larry Rossignol, Afghanistan: Before The Rain of Fire will be published this spring as an e-book by Ecotone.
Ecotone is developing a prototype for the game DeepCity with new partners, Wero Creative and OCADU Digitial Futures GamePlay Lab.
DeepCity is a strategy game for PC/Mac set in a strange, fascinating future. Your Goal: Survive. Defend. Regenerate.
Think Tamagotchi meets SimCity meets Civilization and you get the core of DeepCity. The game world is shaped through actions that allow a user to explore prospective futures of energy and carbon, extreme weather and social unrest, infrastructure and mobility, as well as resources such as food and water. DeepCity deals with a climate-changed habitat similar to Mad Max with a bizarre internet-influenced twist. This allows a game that is a set in a dark world to have a light look and feel (similar to Adventure Time). Scenarios in the game will be updated based on trends within internet culture for a sense of humour and cultural touchstones. It simulates how an urban regional (eco)system in the near future could regenerate and thrive or fail in adversity.
SAVE THE DATE: Chris Lowry (vocals and guitar) and Tom Melville (piano) present Songs of Randy Newman at the Free Times Café SATURDAY MAY 28, 8 pm.
Upcoming house concerts in London March 19 and in Orillia April 8 with D’Arcy Wickham.
Pianist Bill Gilliam have performed together at venues across the city. A few songs from our annual Dylan show can be found on my youtube music channel (Chris Lowry).
Mind Mulch, Cranium Compost
Here’s a piece I published in the Journal of Wild Culture online, The War On… Scarcity—a PDF version for your summer reading! Steal this book – compliments of Ecotone.
I was Senior Editor of the original Journal of Wild Culture, and I am delighted to be part of the new digital JWC.
Ecology and imagination, irreverence and mischief. wildculture.com.
More Music News:
I have uploaded my album, produced with local music legend David Woodhead, now available for you to download from Bandcamp.
If you’re looking for any of my work, you can find a lot of it here. Browse articles about my experiences with organizations such as Green Enterprise Toronto, Médecins Sans Frontières and Street Kids International, video clips from cartoons and docs that I have produced, or listen to some music.