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Imagine the lives of the future. X is a young woman in the future Arctic. What food will X eat in fifty years? How might X’s world be shaped by our actions today? Join the hello X creative team as they talk to scientists and other special guests about the evolving role of humans in the ecosystems of spaceship Earth, especially in the High North. These monthly discussions inspire and inform the development of new short fiction about the many potential lives of X.
hello X is a participatory story laboratory based in Tromsø, Northern Norway. Listeners are invited to contribute to the stories online at www.helloX.me.
In season one, Ice-9 asks: How might human behavior today impact Arctic ecological food webs and food culture for X in 2068?
hello X episodes will be released every month, with some bonus episodes for Norwegian speakers.

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Imagine the lives of the future. X is a young woman in the future Arctic. What food will X eat in fifty years? How might X’s world be shaped by our actions today? Join the hello X creative team as they talk to scientists and other special guests about the evolving role of humans in the ecosystems of spaceship Earth, especially in the High North. These monthly discussions inspire and inform the development of new short fiction about the many potential lives of X.
hello X is a participatory story laboratory based in Tromsø, Northern Norway. Listeners are invited to contribute to the stories online at www.helloX.me.
In season one, Ice-9 asks: How might human behavior today impact Arctic ecological food webs and food culture for X in 2068?
hello X episodes will be released every month, with some bonus episodes for Norwegian speakers.

    Who is X?

    Who is X?

    Welcome to episode 1 of the hello X podcast! Meet Christine, Anneli and Valentin, your hosts in imagining the lives of the future. The first segment tells the backstory of X and explains the concepts behind the larger project. Find out how X was born in 2011 on a beach (in Christine’s mind), and why she went from dramatisations of political violence in the past (and co-directing The Act of Killing) to asking scientists, artists, kids and listeners like you to collectively imagine X, a woman who will be born in 2045. (You can start by checking out the WRITE page on this website). Christine and Valentin talk about why they moved to Tromsø, Northern Norway, how much they love food and how these passions have been channeled into the key question of this year’s stories: how might human activity today (CO2, pollution, fishing, agriculture) affect Arctic ecological food webs and food culture for X in 2068?
    Segment two introduces you to some of the members of the hello X creative team and their answer to the question: What does it mean to have a relationship with the unborn, or future people?
    Segment three features environmental anthropologist Ann Eileen Lennert. Ann’s work features the stories of hunters from Greenland, whom she studied for many years while living in Greenland before moving to Tromsø and becoming the newest member of Ice-9. A big advocate of citizen science, Ann integrates cultural landscapes with natural science and talks about how science can be mixed with stories both old and new, and how stories can help answer natural scientific questions. She also introduces us to the Mother of the Sea.
    This story was produced by Christine Cynn and Anneli Stiberg with support from Valentin Manz.
    Special thanks to Marina Borovaya, Ismet Bachtiar, Leo Kay, Sigbjørn Skåden, Annika Wiström, Ann Eileen Lennert, and Kunuk Lennert.
    Sound recording/mix by Nathanael Gustin.
    Music by
    Metatag https://helaudio.bandcamp.com/album/surrender
    Fiium Shaarrk https://not-applicable.bandcamp.com/album/we-are-astonishingly-lifelike )

    LINKS:
    X2068 exhibition in Polaria science museum (earlier permutation of hello X… in Norwegian) https://www.itromso.no/kultur/2016/10/25/Festivalutstilling-med-fremtidsvisjon-13694893.ece
    Ann Eileen Lennert
    https://anneileenlennert.com/
    Mother of the Sea background https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sedna_(mythology) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sedna_(mythology))
    The book that inspired Christine’s description of the ‘sea inside our cells’
    Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016, and Harper-Collins UK, 2017
    https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/mar/15/other-minds-peter-godfrey-smith-review-octopus-philip-hoare
     

    • 42 min
    A joik for the future

    A joik for the future

    Which songs or joiks will X sing in 50 years? Which songs or joiks will we have forgotten?
    In this bonus episode of the hello X podcast you will meet Elina Waage Mikalsen, Katarina Barruk and Marja Helena Fjellheim Morten...

    • 43 min
    norsk-En joik for framtiden

    norsk-En joik for framtiden

    Hvilke sanger/joiker vil X synge om femti år? Hvilke sanger/joiker vil vi ha glemt?
    I denne bonusepisoden av hello X-podcasten møter du Elina Waage Mikalsen, Katarina Barruk og Marja Helena Fjellheim Mortensson, tre artister og kunstnere.
    Ice-9 teamet møtte Elina, Katarina og Marja i 2016 under Riddu Riđđu, en festival med fokus på å bygge opp stolthet og bevissthet rundt det å være samisk og fra andre urfolk gjennom musikk- og kulturopplevelser.
    Både Elina, Katarina og Marja har på hvert sitt tidspunkt blitt kåret til årets unge kunstner under Riddu Riđđu. Dette året tok de del i prosjektet Riddu Sessions, hvor de laget nye sanger og joiker for festivalen.
    De tre artistene forteller om sine hjertesaker, om musikk, minner med besteforeldre, identitet, språk og joiking...om fortiden, nåtiden og framtiden.
    Se en video av Katarina Barruk sin beskjed til X i sin helhet på umesamisk (med svensk oversettelse på slutten) her: https://forum.hellox.me/t/singer-katarina-barruk-sends-a-message-to-her-future-granddaughter-in-sami-swedish/132?u=copopod
    Mye av musikken du hører i episoden er laget av Elina, Katarina og Marja, fra tiden under Riddu Sessions, med produsent/artist Peder Niilas Tårnesvik og mentorene Sara Marielle Gaup og Ole Jørn Myklebust. Info om Riddu Sessions: http://riddu.no/nb/program/riddu-sessions
    Noen av sangene og/eller joikene er artistenes egne.
    Mer info om artistene og deres musikk finner du blant annet her:
    Marja Helena Fjellheim Mortensson: http://www.marjamortensson.no
    Katarina Barruk: @katarinabarrukmusicpage
    Elina Waage Mikalsen: https://kreativenord.no/actor/elina-waage-mikalsen/ , https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/blood-forest-family/1194089282
    Du hører også tradisjonelle joiker som er hentet fra arkivmateriale.
    Kjenningsmelodien for podcasten av Metatag.
    (https://s3.eu-central-1.amazonaws.com/hellox/images/marja+elina+katarina+bonus+ep.png)
    Utdrag fra sanger/joiker sunget/joiket av Elina Waage Mikalsen, Katarina Barruk og Marja Helena Fjellheim Mortensson i episoden etter rekkefølge:


    (Vår kjenningsmelodi for podcasten av Metatag)


    Nyfødt kalv-joik, joiket av Marja Helena Fjellheim Mortensson.


    Utdrag fra Riddu Riđđu-sangen som ble laget under Riddu Sessions. I utdraget hører du Elina Waage Mikalsen synge.


    Utdrag fra sang skrevet av Elina Waage Mikalsen, framført av Elina, Marja og Katarina.


    Utdrag fra Riddu Riđđu-Sangen, som ble laget under Riddu Sessions. I utdraget hører du Katarina Barruk og Marja Helena Fjellheim Mortensson synge og joike.

    • 41 min
    What's Eating You? p.1

    What's Eating You? p.1

    What do arctic farmers dream about? What’s in a blood sausage (besides blood)? And how can the moon help you make sauerkraut? (*bonus norsk språk versjon tilgjengelig)
    In ep1, we asked how our behavior today might affect the food eaten by X, a young woman living in the Arctic in 2068. In ep2 we begin our journey to the future by meeting Jenny and Helga Nordgård, two generations of women who have been producing food on their family farm in Northern Norway since they were children. Jenny and Helga talk about how farmers enjoy a ‘different kind of wealth’ and how women like Helga were once legally restricted from inheriting farms. They also express concern about the stability of the global food system in relation to climate change and how a growing demand for vacation homes is pricing out would-be farmers.
    Anneli, Christine, Valentin and Marina of Ice-9 also reflect on their own connection to food production, from their grandparents’ gardens in New Jersey, USA to Voronezh, Russia, where Marina’s grandfather Nikolai reveals his experiments with making sauerkraut by the lunar calendar.
    (https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/HO2Lpnp3WBbltqAKuv7Hi4ameo-uFULBhsfzrNHGw8dLee223kzumjQexQPUzHRj0XKfSlp047qgf-R9kkYs7HlZjA4HdwiGzAkb2rOQTwMWgaTcw6ftZJfCFwY5_HxCgcBIHZdf)
    LINKS:
    Join the hello X Culinary Club! By adding your recipes, hungers, and half-digested rumors on https://forum.hellox.me/c/make-food (https://forum.hellox.me/c/make-food)
    On LUNAR SAUERKRAUT from forum.helloX.me
    Well, I checked with a scientist friend (biologist and bioinformatics researcher Michael Thorne from the British Antarctic Scientific Study) and he checked the Scopus database and can’t find anything under ‘yeast and lunar cycles’ or permuations of those terms. Does this mean that there has never been any published research on the effect of the moon on yeast or other microorganisms?
    There is a ton of anecdotal information about fermentation and the moon. https://adventuresinlocalfood.com/2010/10/07/sauerkraut-rising-tides-and-where-it-all-began/ (https://adventuresinlocalfood.com/2010/10/07/sauerkraut-rising-tides-and-where-it-all-began/) and Nikolai, @serval (https://forum.hellox.me/u/serval) 's grandfather in Russia, says his sauerkraut is definitely crunchier when made on or just before the full moon.
    Here’s a Belgian brewer who’s selling Paix-Dieu (https://www.reuters.com/article/us-belgium-beer-odd/belgium-experiments-with-mystical-full-moon-beer-idUSTRE68N37T20100924) beer on the strength of moonpower.
    Here’s a (sceptical) article on how some people arrange wine tastings according to the lunar calendar. https://vinepair.com/wine-blog/moon-science-biodynamics-in-the-vineyard-and-in-your-glass/ (https://vinepair.com/wine-blog/moon-science-biodynamics-in-the-vineyard-and-in-your-glass/)
    Do you have any experience with fermenting by the moon? Shall we run some bread/beer/sauerkraut experiments?
    respond on the forum! https://forum.hellox.me/t/sauerkraut-by-the-moon-lunar-phases-and-yeast/109?u=copopod (https://forum.hellox.me/t/sauerkraut-by-the-moon-lunar-phases-and-yeast/109?u=copopod)

    CREDITS
    This story was produced by Anneli Stiberg and Christine Cynn with support from Valentin Manz and Marina Borovaya. Language support by Martha Otte.Special thanks to Jenny Nordgård and Helga Nordgård and the whole Nordgård family.Thanks to Marina Borovaya and her grandfather Nikolai.Sound recording/mix by Nathanael Gustin.hello X theme music byMetatag on Hel Audiohttps://helaudio.

    • 37 min
    NO-What's eating you? p.1

    NO-What's eating you? p.1

    Hva drømmer arktiske bønder om? Hva inneholder blodpølser (i tillegg til blod)? Og hvordan kan månen hjelpe deg å lage surkål?
    I episode 1 tok vi opp spørsmålet: hvordan påvirker oppførselen vår i dag maten til X, en ung kvinne som lever i Arktis i år 2068? I episode 2 begynner vi vår reise mot fremtiden med et møte med Jenny og Helga Nordgård, to generasjoner kvinner som har produsert mat på deres familiegård i Nord-Norge siden de var barn. Jenny og Helga snakker om hvordan bønder nyter en ‘annen type velstand’ og hvordan kvinner som Helga tidligere hadde restriksjoner når det gjaldt å arve familiegården. De uttrykker også bekymringer rundt stabiliteten til det globale matsystemet i forhold til klimaendringer og hvordan den økte etterspørselen for feriehjem kan utkonkurrere bønder.
    Anneli, Christine, Valentin og Marina, vårt Ice-9 team, reflekterer over deres egne forbindelser til matproduksjon, fra deres besteforeldres hager i New Jersey, USA til Voronezh, Russland, hvor Marina sin bestefar, Nikolai, avslører hans eksperimenter med å lage surkål etter månekalenderen.
    (https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/HO2Lpnp3WBbltqAKuv7Hi4ameo-uFULBhsfzrNHGw8dLee223kzumjQexQPUzHRj0XKfSlp047qgf-R9kkYs7HlZjA4HdwiGzAkb2rOQTwMWgaTcw6ftZJfCFwY5_HxCgcBIHZdf)
    LINKS:
    Join the hello X Culinary Club! By adding your recipes, hungers, and half-digested rumors on https://forum.hellox.me/c/make-food (https://forum.hellox.me/c/make-food)
    On LUNAR SAUERKRAUT from forum.helloX.me
    Well, I checked with a scientist friend (biologist and bioinformatics researcher Michael Thorne from the British Antarctic Scientific Study) and he checked the Scopus database and can’t find anything under ‘yeast and lunar cycles’ or permuations of those terms. Does this mean that there has never been any published research on the effect of the moon on yeast or other microorganisms?
    There is a ton of anecdotal information about fermentation and the moon. https://adventuresinlocalfood.com/2010/10/07/sauerkraut-rising-tides-and-where-it-all-began/ (https://adventuresinlocalfood.com/2010/10/07/sauerkraut-rising-tides-and-where-it-all-began/) and Nikolai, @serval (https://forum.hellox.me/u/serval) 's grandfather in Russia, says his sauerkraut is definitely crunchier when made on or just before the full moon.
    Here’s a Belgian brewer who’s selling Paix-Dieu (https://www.reuters.com/article/us-belgium-beer-odd/belgium-experiments-with-mystical-full-moon-beer-idUSTRE68N37T20100924) beer on the strength of moonpower.
    Here’s a (sceptical) article on how some people arrange wine tastings according to the lunar calendar. https://vinepair.com/wine-blog/moon-science-biodynamics-in-the-vineyard-and-in-your-glass/ (https://vinepair.com/wine-blog/moon-science-biodynamics-in-the-vineyard-and-in-your-glass/)
    Do you have any experience with fermenting by the moon? Shall we run some bread/beer/sauerkraut experiments?
    respond on the forum! https://forum.hellox.me/t/sauerkraut-by-the-moon-lunar-phases-and-yeast/109?u=copopod (https://forum.hellox.me/t/sauerkraut-by-the-moon-lunar-phases-and-yeast/109?u=copopod)
    CREDITS
    Denne episoden ble produsert av Anneli Stiberg og Christine Cynn, med støtte fra Valentin Manz og Marina Borovaya. Språkstøtte fra Martha Otte.Takk til Jenny Nordgård og Helga Nordgård, hele Nordgård-familien, Marina Borovaya og hennes bestefar Nikolai.Lydmix av Nathanael Gustinhello X kjenningsmelodi avMetatag på Hel Audio

    • 35 min
    What's Eating You? p.2

    What's Eating You? p.2

    Salmon, seaweed, or wormballs on the menu in 2068? Can we really manage nature? And what’s the matter with humans anyway?
    Five polar scientists discuss how future (and present-day) humans fit into the Arctic bioenergetic food system. Why might X benefit from eating more vegetables (or being one)? Do humans want to farm in the sea with the same strategies used on land? What is multi-trophic aquaculture?
    Meet Lis Lindal Jørgensen, marine biologist at the Institute of Marine Research in Tromsø and leader of the FRAM (High North Research Centre for Climate and the Environment) flagship research program on Effects of climate change on sea and coastal ecology in the north), Pedro Duarte, researcher at the Norwegian Polar Institute specializing in Arctic marine ecosystem modeling and contributor to the FRAM flagship research program on Sea ice in the Arctic Ocean, technology and agreements, Elina Haltunnen, marine biologist at the Institute of Marine Research specializing in the impacts of aquaculture on wild fish, Ann Eileen Lennert, environmental anthropologist with Ice-9 and the Polar Museum at University of Tromsø (hear more about Ann Eileen in episode 1), and Sigurd Tønnessen, philosopher of science at University of Tromsø and member of the Environmental Philosophy Research Group.
    (https://s3.eu-central-1.amazonaws.com/hellox/images/IMG_2006.JPG)
    (https://s3.eu-central-1.amazonaws.com/hellox/images/ep4_whats+eating+you_workshop_web.jpeg)
    Hear also about the hello X March to the Future a parade through the streets of central Tromsø behind a ceremonial ship of dreams wearing seaweed and boats on our heads and led by the epic all-female drum corps, the Tromsø Tamborene. Check out links below to videos, pictures, and press coverage from the March to the Future. Email us a voicememo at helloX@ice-9.no and tell us what time it is on the clock of the earth. Thanks to Chin Keeler, Mikey Weinkove, the Tromsø Tamborene, Northern Norway Art Museum, and Polaria Science Center, Vårscenefest… and special thanks to all the amazing participants!
    Finally, Christine’s 12-yr old nephew Sebastian speculates on what his future daughter might cook him for dinner in 2068.
    (https://s3.eu-central-1.amazonaws.com/hellox/images/future-3209.jpg)
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    March to the Future convocation:
    Welcome earthlings.
    We welcome you all to the other side of today. This former post office, police office, art museum… What do you picture here in 2068? A virtual playground, a makeshift hospital, a beach?
    Salutations from your unborn children, your thriving grandchildren, and great grandchildren. If you remember us, we may remember you.
    Before all of us, there were all of you. Before all of you, one hundred billion homo sapiens walked this planet. Every single one had a story. From the Gállá-bártnit, descended from the sun, to the driftwood that made Ask and Embla, to our mitochondrial Eve.
    Every single one of you in 2018 is living a story. Each life is a story to be told, re-mixed, told again.

    • 48 min

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