The project is being developed in collaboration with:
- The Desert Oasis Initiative (University of Arizona) see
- UNESCO's International Traditional Knowledge Institute (Florence, Italy) see
- The Maria Nobrega Foundation (UK, Brazil, US, and Romania) see
- The Heritage Channel (UNESCO) see
"The Tucson Oasis Initiative is a collaborative vision to integrate traditional knowledge, skills, and practices from centuries of preceding desert communities and modern ideas and technologies into a sustainable future for the deserts of North America."
An interactive multi-media style is being designed by Kogainon Films for delivery on mobile 'touch-sceen' devices (iPad, etc) as well as normal PCs. Current generation mobile devices (iPad) are light-weight, portable, and provide high quality image resolution. Most importantly they provide much greater physical interactivity through new generation touch-screen technology. This physical interactivity is increasingly recognized as an important ingredient to strengthening a viewer's internalization of information.
Producer: Dan Dimancescu
Director: Kyle Brandse
Dir. of Photography: Nora Agapi
Witer: Reed Karaim
Graphics/Animations: Dan Marino