New book - 'Building a Better World in Your Backyard' - on Kickstarter (sponsored friend)
is the Finnnish Bioart society. Recently participating in Pixelache 2010 in Helsinki they revealed that science and art can combine and question our relationship to the environment. There is a lot more than this, BUT the practical relevant to appropedia bit is a series of curated exhibitions, expeditions and interactive art that explores our relationships with the planet and humanity.
This cultural aspect is often missing from the questioning of a new paradigm found by a the less anthropocentric view of things.
more can also be seen in the work of Roy Ascot who was the key note speaker at the Bioart Conference in Helsinki.