The Fisheye

Fish and the Value of Story

July 27, 2012
Journalist Rob Walker and semiotics analyst Joshua Glenn undertook a fascinating experiment recently to see whether story changes the value of an object. They collected an assortment of 100 yard sale oddities, purchased for an average of $1.25 each, and then asked notable writers to invent fictional histories for the items.

Future of Fish among four Finalists selected for 2012 Buckminster Fuller Challenge

May 9, 2012
Future of Fish has been selected as one of only four Finalists for the 2012 Buckminster Fuller Challenge

Simplistic, naive and unhelpful

February 28, 2012
A recent editorial in The Economist would have us believe that of all the problems facing the oceans—acidification, plastics pollution, decline of habitat—overfishing is the easy win, the simple fix. Really, the article argues, this whole overfishing mess is the fault of fishermen.

Fish, with a side of slavery

February 21, 2012

Bloomberg Businessweek just published an exposé of debt bondage and modern slavery in the fishing industry in New Zealand. In the wake of the report, both Wal-Mart and Safeway are launching investigations into their New Zealand supply chains.

PRESS RELEASE: Future of Fish shortlisted for $100,000 Buckminster Fuller Challenge

February 17, 2012
Future of Fish, led by Cheryl Dahle, is proud to announce that we have taken on the Buckminster Fuller Challenge. Our entry has been published in Idea Index 1.0.