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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
A deer found with a wire around its neck near Sitka has was safely released by wildlife authorities late last week. But another deer may be suffering from the same -- possibly malicious -- predicament. Phil Mooney, a biologist with the Alaska Department of Fish & Game, successfully darted and tranquilized the adult doe near the Indian River Road on Friday (9-12-14). more
When Alaskans fish for salmon, most are hoping to bring home those gorgeous -- not to mention delicious -- red fillets for the barbecue, freezer, or canning jar. When the fish are cleaned, the long skeins of pink or red eggs often go overboard with everything else. Not so in the commercial fishing industry, where salmon eggs -- or roe -- have become big business. Russia’s embargo of American seafood has been a setback to Alaska’s caviar industry, but demand for the product is growing elsewhere. more