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What is Next Nature?

With our attempts to cultivate nature, humankind causes the rising of a next nature, which is wild and unpredictable as ever. Wild systems, genetic surprises, autonomous machinery and splendidly beautiful black flowers. Nature changes along with us.

Crop Circles

Crop Circles

In the UK farmers recall simple circles appearing on their land for generations. The British media first reported on the circles in the early 1980s. By 1990 crop circles had exploded into the public mind as the new phenomenon changed from simple circular patterns into huge and complex, geometric formations. Crop circles are a world-wide phenomenon, however, the main concentration of events are to be found in Southern England, around ancient sites such as Stonehenge, Avebury and Silbury Hill. Although there are many theories as to their creation, none have been able to explain satisfactorily exactly how the circles are made. Alien spaceship landings or flying light-bulbs? The obvious assumption would be that all the circles and shapes are man-made, but even amongst scientists there are some who reject this theory.

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Books, magazines and websites on crop circles generate an alien mystique, encouraging people to consider the unknown. Introductions like the above are quite common. Man-made or not, crop-circles prove to be very visual and powerful “installations”. This also appears to be John Lundberg’s vision. He is a professional crop circle maker and in august 2006 he decided to help Greenpeace on their campaign against genetic engineering in relation to environmental disasters.

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Greenpeace believes GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms) should not be released into the environment as there is too little adequate scientific understanding of their impact on the environment and human health. The organization advocates immediate interim measures such as labeling of GE (Genetically Engineered) ingredients, and the segregation of genetically engineered crops and seeds from conventional ones. Greenpeace opposes all patents on plants, animals and humans, as well as patents on their genes as for life is not an industrial commodity.

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In a small village called Cuanajo in the state of Michoacan, together with three helpers, Lundberg created a 65 meter (200 feet) question mark.

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The field they chose to create the mark in, is situated in a GE free region and a celebration was held to honour this status. The festival showed that each type of maize has a purpose. Maize for tortillas, tamales, atoles, pozole, animal feed and also to create handcrafts which the locals sold in market stalls. The biodiversity of this region is characteristic and according to Greenpeace it is necessary for Mexico to rid itself of genetic contamination and keep its maize GE-free.

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Besides cornfields, also wheat, barley, canola, rye, linseed, grass, rice, sand and soy turn out to be extremely powerful media to spread all kinds of messages over the internet. A selection:

crop firefox

hello kitty

crop pacman

crop footprint

mitsubishi

shredded wheat crop

crop store ord

ghandi

alien

crop face

big rich judy

orange face

uktv

crop sudoku

rice painting

rice mona lisa

rice mountain

rice birdview

via pinktentacle.org

But wait, there’s more!

sand crop

wheat crop

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circle

spirals

shape

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shape3

shape4

circle3

circle5

shape5

crop 6

shape8

shape 7

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crop8

spirograph

dolphin

norfolk

spirals2

shape8

crop9

crop10

atoms

star

star2

spirograph2

bbc

numbers

nautilus

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spirals3

triangle

star3

spirals4

crop12

ufo

;-) chest hair

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Discussion

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  1. > Segregation of genetically engineered crops and seeds from conventional ones

    Segregation? Whoops? what is this.. them greenpeace guys are racists or what? Look at those outfits!?

    No seriously, regarding the issue of genetic manipulation I agree with greenpeace that we should be careful and segregation might be a way to keep things under control. We are playing with fire here, and it always wise to contain a fire when experimenting. Of course I am not against GE altogether since that would imply a cowardness towards the unknown. And lets not forget Maize was created by humans, presumably through direct domestication of Teosinte, which originated in Mexico and still grows wild in remote mountain areas there.

  2. Christa Breeyant

    these are sooo cool! how did you find so many pictures?

  3. Max Brandt

    Clearly we have been visited! The Sapce Invader one is great! I guess we all need a hobby! I wonder what the EBEs think of all this silliness?

  4. I’m interested in getting permission to use one of your crop circle pictures. Please get in touch with me.

  5. Sakura

    KEWL!!

  6. Peng

    I like the japanese one :D

  7. Iluvit

    some of the pics done in the crops are really coooool

  8. Edith Cheng

    Very incredible! Feel happy n excited!

  9. Aley

    hey! you didn’t include the whole high vibration theory thing!
    and its funny. from the pictures you’ve supplied, you can totally see which circles have been made by the same artists.
    thanks for the reference!

  10. jlll

    So many amazing crop ART!

  11. Sarita Singh

    Hi,, this was so lovely , each and every design is to its perfect …. Are all these by the UFO or man made ,,,,

  12. Sharon

    CHECK>>>>’The fourth Kind’ trailer

    THEN…

    CHECK>>>>a recent crop circle…’the owl’.

  13. Hi. Some crop circle on Google Earth : http://www.rodsbot.com/google-earth-crop_circle-0.htm

  14. abdul qadir

    Its nothing more than an arts. it may possible during putting of seeds no body can prove ufo deeds..

  15. malaysian people

    i love ufo crop so cool and i wanna know how he make crop circle… i hope i have a link

  16. agostino

    uno di questi sembrano dei pianeti in alliniamento.. che ci vogliano avvertire che nel prossimo alliniamento la terra e in pericolo!

  17. scary!!!

  18. NecronMan

    Kewel. Awesome.

    You know it’s mostly fake right?

  19. 2012 end of the world …………………….this is true

  20. Shell

    Some of this is fake and im not exactly happy?

  21. OUR FATHER WHICH ART IN HEAVEN “behold”
    HALLOWED BE THY NAME “united kingdom”
    THY KINGDOM COME THY WILL BE DONE
    IN EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN “green meadows”
    GIVE US THIS DAY OUR DAILY BREAD “wheat”
    AND FORGIVE US OUR DEBTS “seed n plow”
    AS WE FORGIVE OUR DEBTORS “sow n reap”
    AND LEAD US NOT INTO TEMPTATION “glean
    BUT DELIVER US FROM EVIL: FOR THINE IS “not
    THE KINGDOM,AND THE POWER,AND THE “the
    GLORY,FOR EVER, AMEN “field” orphan n widow

  22. ibbe

    maashaa Allah… maashaa Allah…

  23. Bluegirl43

    Some of these pictures look like they where photoshopped. Don’t let these fool you.. Neat work. Maybe try another way of showing it instead of on crops. I don’t really like the idea of ruining crops like that. But thats my opinion. But like I said, nice work and these people are very talented. :)

  24. i like to look at these. they’re so fascinating!

  25. Mike Simpson

    A definitive collection of “real” and fake circles
    As there exist methods for determining which is which (stems bent not broken, enlarged and blown stem nodules, even magnetic properties imbued in the plants )
    I would like to know if anyone publishes these pictures along with a “confidence level” of their provenance
    The fakes are just “noise” to anyone seriously studying the subject
    As to the existence of alien artists I cannot say – but I know a good puzzle when I see it
    Cropcircleconnector comes close but does not exclude the fakes
    Can anyone contribute ?