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Sitka Fellow Christian Ervin is and architect and “interaction designer.” He’s interested in breaking the metaphor of the book in web design, and in looking for new ways to interact with our spaces. He’s in Sitka for a seven-week residency, along with six other creative people under 30 in the Sitka Fellows program. With KCAW’s Holly Keen.
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Ervin: Finding ‘responsive qualities’ in devices, spaces
Yesterday evening (09-01-15), a wooden seiner ran aground in the vicinity of the Twins Island, roughly 0.5 to 0.75 nm off the mouth of Indian River. The F/V Pacific Venture later sunk. Marine Safety Detachment Sitka estimates 5 gallons of diesel fuel was released in that grounding. more
On Friday, Governor Bill Walker issued a disaster declaration for Sitka, in response to seven landslides on August 18th. In a letter to the legislature, Walker said he would cap relief at $1 million for the moment, but that the incident is ongoing and total recovery costs are unknown. According to Gorman, the cost of emergency response alone is estimated to be over half a million dollars. Individual assistance and family grants are also available, at a cap of $16,450 per household. more