Alien Places

Welcome to Alien Places!

BOOK

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The book, Alien Places: An Imagined World Tour with an Alien Visitor, is now available in both paperback and eBook!

To buy your paperback copy, click the book cover image, or visit Amazon via:

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To buy your eBook copy, visit the Amazon links below:

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PLAYLISTS

The book includes songs and films that are re-interpreted for new insights and environmental solutions.

Click the headphones below to listen to the Alien Playlist on Spotify:

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Which music tracks would YOU play an alien visitor? Any tracks, any reasons. Let me know on social media!

Click the next headphones below to hear the Alien Film Nights – Theme Tunes playlist on Spotify:

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ECO FASHION

Click the t-shirt to see the full Alien clothing range. All items are made from organic cotton, in factories powered by renewable energy:

www.atulsearth.teemill.com

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ALIEN ACTIONS

Thinking from a totally different perspective – an alien perspective – is the overarching aim of everything to do with Alien Places.

When we think differently, we act differently.

I hope these decorated and laminated cardboard aliens spread around the world and inspire at least one positive environmental action in each place, before being passed on.

Instructions:

1. Take a photo of the alien at any place in the world!

2. Post photo on social media, tag @atulsearth, use #AlienActions, and say reference number (eg ‘Alien 1 is now in Paris!’) and say a positive environmental action you did in that place!

3. Pass the alien on to someone else!

Follow me on social media to find out where the aliens go next!

For ideas on which positive environmental actions you can take, my top 10 suggestions from the Alien Places book are listed in the Alien Actions article.

Contact me to book workshops with kids (or grown ups) to make more aliens like this:

Aliens 2,3,4,5

Aliens 5, 14, 70, 8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PODCAST

The Alien Places podcast is where I ask guests which 3 places they would show an alien visiting Earth, to give them a sense of the key issues facing human society.

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Any 3 places, any reasons.

The podcast interviews tend to be a blend of environment discussion, travel and biography of the guest. 

Which are your 3 Alien Places?

Contact me via: Email: alien@atulsearth.co.uk, Twitter: @atulsearth, Instagram: @atulsearth_

From 2020 Alien Places podcast guests can also choose 3 songs, 3 films and receive an alien head as part of #AlienActions (see above). 

 

Alien Places 12: Nick Crane’s Alien

Published: 10 February 2019

Geographer, author and broadcaster Nicholas Crane, presenter of BBC television series such as Coast, Map Man and Town, tells me about his Alien Places:

  • European Mountain Range: Physical Geography, Alien Passport Control.
  • Norfolk Broads: Alien Kayaking, Alien Deal, Tranquillity.
  • Hindu Kush Mountains: Natural Beauty, War, United Nations.

A short introduction to the guest, appropriately filmed at the coast:

 

 

 

Please click the sound file below to hear the full podcast:

Nick with Alien

 

 

 

Alien Places 11: Dan Sansom’s Alien

Published 22 April 2018

Second year Wildlife, Education and Media student at Cornwall College, Dan Sansom, tells me about his Alien Places:

  • Shark Fin Rock, Cornwall: Childhood, Fun, Danger.
  • Striding Edge, Lake District: Challenge, Risk, Safety.
  • Kruger National Park, South Africa: Nature, Rhinos, Ivory Trade.

Please click the sound file below to hear the podcast:

Dan Sansom Photo

 

 

Alien Places 10: Patrick Kendrew’s Alien

Published: 21 April 2018

Second year Wildlife, Education and Media student at Cornwall College, Patrick Kendrew, tells me about his Alien Places:

  • New York, USA: Alien Photo Tour! Concrete, Interaction.
  • North Devon, England: Woodland, Pace, Biodiversity.
  • Iceland: Earth in Action, Geysers, Magma.

Please click the sound file below to hear the podcast:

Patrick Kendrew Photo

 

 

Alien Places 9: Sammy Brisden and Lucy Tadman-Troup’s Alien

Published: 2 April 2018

Second year Wildlife, Education and Media students at Cornwall College, Sammy Brisden and Lucy Tadman-Troup, tell me about their Alien Places:

  • Ghandruk, Nepal: Butterflies, Leopards, Solar, Alien Time!
  • Naankuse, Namibia: Open Spaces, Harmony with Nature, Speaking in Baboon!
  • Newquay, England: Surfing, Ocean, Deep Sea Exploration.

Please click the sound file below to hear the podcast:

Sammy and Lucy

 

 

Alien Places 8: Jason Birt’s Alien

Published: 1 April 2018

Programme Manager of the Wildlife, Education and Media course at the Centre for Applied Zoology at Cornwall College, Jason Birt, tells me about his Alien Places:

  • Apo Island, Philippines: Set-Aside, Vested Interests.
  • Otago Peninsula, Southern New Zealand: Penguins! Charismatic Species.
  • Roseland Peninsula, Cornwall: Alien Canoeing! Childhood, Education, Exploration.

Please click the sound file below to hear the podcast:

Jason Birt

 

 

Alien Places 7: Abigail Maiden’s Alien

Published: 31 March 2018

Final year Applied Zoology and Conservation student Abigail Maiden tells me about her Alien Places:

  • Rathlin Island, Northern Ireland: Humans and Nature in Balance.
  • Algonquin Park, Ontario, Eastern Canada: Elements for Life, Champagne Rain!
  • Serengeti, Tanzania: Endangered Animals, Hunting, Owls.

Please click the sound file below to hear the podcast:

Abigail Maiden

 

 

Alien Places 6: Nicola Morris’ Alien

Published: 31 March 2018

Lecturer and Project Co-ordinator of the Student Invasive Non-Native Group (SINNG) Nicola Morris tells me about her Alien Places:

  • Eastern Poland: Disruptive Technology, Happiness, Social Media.
  • South East Cornwall: Invasive Species, Stephen Hawking, Chocolate Aliens!
  • Bodmin Moor: Valuing Nature, Beast of Bodmin Moor! Wallabies.

Please click the sound file below to hear the podcast:

Nicola Morris

 

 

Alien Places 5: Lizzie Daly’s Alien

Published: 11 January 2018

Wildlife biologist and broadcaster Lizzie Daly tells me about her Alien Places:

  • Patagonia, Argentina: Wildlife and Hunting.
  • Wales, UK: Snowdon Lily, Niche Adaptations, Progression of Human Knowledge.
  • Ocean: Perceptions of Food Chains, Anglerfish,  Invention of Plastic.

Please click the sound file below to hear the podcast:

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Alien Places 4: Adam Clark’s Alien

Published: 6 November 2017

Adam Clark from Clean Energy UK tells me about his Alien Places:

  • New Forest, Southern England: Howling Wolves!
  • Hengistbury Head Beach, Bournemouth: Planet Naming Error! Beach Cleaning.
  • Paris, France: Pros and Cons of Cities.

Please click the sound file below to hear the podcast:

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Alien Places 3: Abi Thommes’ Alien

Published: 31 October 2017

Abi Thommes from Arts2Educate tells me about her Alien Places:

  • Piccadilly Circus, London: Population, Connection, Anonymity.
  • Lulworth Cove, Dorset: Human Decision Making.
  • Primary School, Year 4 (8-9 year olds):  Interaction, Music, Teaching Basics.

Please click the sound file below to hear the podcast:

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Alien Places 2: James Fair’s Alien

Published: 18 June 2017

James Fair, Programme Leader for the BA Film Programme at Bournemouth University tells me about his Alien Places:

  • Birmingham, England: Transport Hubs, Evolution of Cities, Non-Places!
  • Chamonix, French Alps: Climate Change, Fake Snow, Self-Harm.
  • Ubari Lakes, Libya: Moving Dunes, Oases, Water Wars.

Please click the sound file below to hear the podcast:

James - Ubari Lakes

 

 

Alien Places 1: Amy Williams’ Alien

Published: 18 June 2017

Amy Williams from Eyes on Environment tells me about her Alien Places:

  • New Delhi, India: Inequality, Population Conundrum, Air Pollution.
  • Arctic: Plastic Pollution, Bioaccumulation and Human Health, Climate Change.
  • Costa Rica: Renewables, Biodiversity, Eco-Tourism.

Please click the sound file below to hear the podcast:

Amy Williams

 

Where would you take your Alien?

Email me at: alien@atulsearth.co.uk or contact via Twitter: @atulsearth

 

 

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