"Woodiana.today" is an experimental online forecast service developed to save the Danube's future through speculative fabulation. It is run by Woodiana, a freshwater mussel of the species Sinanodonta woodiana, that was introduced from China, and today she is facilitated by her international team of artists and scientists.
Woodiana uses the ARIMA model ('AutoRegressive Integrated Moving Average'), a forecasting algorithm to predict the concentration of pollutants in the surface water which then influence her motion, leaving us with some dazzling patterns in the sand like secret symbols. Based on these temporal motion patterns, Woodiana's speculative forecast bureau - "Woodiana.today", investigates a portfolio of scenarios as reactions to anticipated environmental emergencies that the river Danube might expect in the future.
"Woodiana.today" reports on the current and upcoming status of the Anthropocene and sketches a variety of speculative futures of the Danubian region. The service has been heavily informed by science and scientific water data but interprets it through a dialogue with other agents: economics, politics, art, theory, ai technology, history, speculative fiction, and the role that Danube had played for different cultures as a totemic, spiritual, military and ecological touchstone. But to really understand how "Woodiana.today" delivers the forecasts, we need to enter the world of Woodiana, we need to dive into the river, search for her trails, and to consult freshwater biologists, ecologists and data scientists.
→ Visit the online forecast service: woodiana.today
"Woodiana.today" was created by DTAFA, Sanja Anđelković and Jovana Pešić, with the production support of the Center for the Promotion of Science, Belgrade, Serbia – within the project European Artificial Intelligence Lab – AI Lab 2021. DTAFA - the Danube Transformation Agency for Agency - provides services and actions in order to mediate between species. The collective was founded in 2021 by Solmaz FarhangAlexandra FruhstorferLena Violetta LeitnerAndrea Palašti and Ege Kökel and has since developed projects at the intersections of technology, nature and society. 
Web design consultant: Vanja Novaković
Web development: Luka Lopičić
Data scientist: Stefana Janićijević
Consultants and Scientific Advisors:
Dr. Maja Raković and dr Stoimir Kolarević, Institute for Biological Research "Siniša Stanković" National Institute of Republic of Serbia, Department of Hydroecology and Water Protection, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Hélène Masliah-Gilkarov and Adam Kovacs, ICPDR, Vienna, Austria
Dr. Sanja Bijelović, Institute of Public Health of Vojvodina, Centre of Hygiene and Human Ecology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
Aljoša Tanasković, The City Institute for Public Health Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia

For more info on the supporters, visit the backstage page of "Woodiana.today" 

Exhibited at the exhibition art+science 2021The Museum of Science and Technology, Belgrade, Serbia. Organisation and production: Center for Promotion of Science, Belgrade, Serbia photo credıt: Peter Laušević

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