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The goddess and the computer

Author: John Stephen Lansing; André Singer; Independent Communications Associates.; Documentary Educational Resources (Firm)
Publisher: Watertown, MA : Documentary Educational Resources (DER), [1988]
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines centuries-old traditions of rice farming on Bali in which water is considered a gift from a goddess and is controlled by priests. The importance of this religious system of irrigation came to light only after newly introduced methods of rice farming were introduced as a result of the green revolution and production decreased while pests multiplied. A computer modeling system was developed which confirmed  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: John Stephen Lansing; André Singer; Independent Communications Associates.; Documentary Educational Resources (Firm)
OCLC Number: 42493681
Language Note: Chiefly in English; some Balinese with subtitles.
Credits: Camera, Mike Thomson, Steve Lansing; editor, Colin Barratt.
Performer(s): Narrator: James Kremer.
Description: 1 videocassette (VHS) (58 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Responsibility: an Independent Communications Associates production ; produced & directed [by] Steve Lansing, André Singer.

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Examines centuries-old traditions of rice farming on Bali in which water is considered a gift from a goddess and is controlled by priests. The importance of this religious system of irrigation came to light only after newly introduced methods of rice farming were introduced as a result of the green revolution and production decreased while pests multiplied. A computer modeling system was developed which confirmed the wisdom of the old traditions.

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