This kinetic installation uses sound to visualize the worlds CO2 emissions

February 7, 2018 by  
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The CarbonScape installation by Chinese artist Chris Cheung (aka h0nh1m) , mimics the sounds of jet engines, ship horns, steam, chimneys, and other carbon emitters, blending them together into an immersive soundscape .  The sounds are visualized by a bamboo forest-like field of tubes and black ‘carbon’ balls. The result is a piece of art that speaks to the effects of fossil fuel use and industrialization on our planet. The kinetic soundscape installation consists of 18 tracks of synthesized sound samples. The artist collected these noises from the sound sources where a  carbon footprint is left, for example, the sound from the jet engine, steam from a factory or the horn of the ship. These tracks are blended into a unified soundscape. As the sounds are emitted, black balls rise and fall to represent the carbon in a particular part of the planet. Related: Amazing Hive comes alive with sights and sounds in Washington, D.C. CarbonScape uses data acquired from the NOAA ( National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ) to help bring the visualization to life. According to their findings, in 2017 the concentration of CO2 soared to its highest of the past three million years. The data show that this increase can be largely attributed to industrialization and the use of fossil fuels . + h0nh1m ? CarbonScape (PV) from h0nh1m on Vimeo .

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Chris the overgrown sheep spared certain death by celebrity Aussie shearer Ian Elkins

September 3, 2015 by  
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Wild sheep shed their wool each year, but Merino sheep have been bred specifically to keep on growing until they’re shorn – so we can use their wool. The now-famous Chris, a sheep in Australia who somehow wandered off from his flock into the wild and evaded shearing for up to six years, according to expert estimates, was on death’s doorstep when a hiker discovered him outside Canberra. His wool had grown so big, he was susceptible to parasites and infection and at risk of falling over. If that had happened, he wouldn’t have been able to get back up, making him fair game for wild animals. Fearing the worst, the hiker immediately alerted authorities, and Tammy Ven Dange from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals posted an urgent SOS tweet. “Help! @rspcaact needs help from a sheerer immediately to hopefully save this sheep we just rescued!” she wrote. Ian Elkins, a renowned celebrity shearer, volunteered his services. Read the rest of Chris the overgrown sheep spared certain death by celebrity Aussie shearer Ian Elkins

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Artist Tim McVeigh Pays Tribute to Retro Technology with LEGOs

April 28, 2014 by  
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Edible Austrian Pavilion Scoops First Runner Up for the 2015 Milan Expo

October 30, 2013 by  
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The edible Austrian Pavilion designed by Chris Precht from Prenda and Alex Daxböck won first runner-up in the international design competition for the Milan Expo 2015 . Inspired by the 2015 expo theme “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life,” the two artists submitted a very literal concept for the Italian design expo in order to encourage organic agricultural and local food sourcing. Read the rest of Edible Austrian Pavilion Scoops First Runner Up for the 2015 Milan Expo Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 2015 Milan Expo , Alex Daxböck , Australian Pavilion , Chris Precht , edible Austrian pavilion , edible garden , feeding the planet expo , organic food production , sustainable gardening , vertical garden        

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World’s First 1MW Wave Energy Converter Launched in South Australia

October 30, 2013 by  
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Australia’s Oceanlinx launched the world’s first 1MW wave-energy-to-electricity unit in Port MacDonnell, South Australia. The wave energy converter , which was supported by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), will undergo tests over the next 12 months to determine how well it feeds into the national power grid, and to determine the potential for developing a 10MW version of the device. Read the rest of World’s First 1MW Wave Energy Converter Launched in South Australia Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: ARENA Australia , Australian Renewable Energy Agency , greenwave technology , Ivor Frischknecht , Oceanlinx , Port MacDonnell energy project , power purchase agreement , wave energy converter , wave-energy-electricity-converter        

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Sustainability fatigue, disruptive innovation and the flourishing enterprise

June 20, 2013 by  
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"Embedded Sustainbility" author Chris Laszlo explains where real disruptive innovations will come from and why companies are adding "flourishing" to their vocabularies.

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Chris Hough’s Biodegradable Speakers Are Made from Nutshells and Reclaimed Newspaper

June 19, 2013 by  
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Designer Chris Hough created this set of biodegradable, portable speakers using only waste and reclaimed materials . Made up of a combination of nutshells and waste newspaper, the speakers are strong, light and tactile. Connected through a 3.5 millimeter audio cable, the product is intended for amplifying the sound on mobile phones and laptops. Each speaker is handcrafted using a two part cast mold and can be endlessly replicated. + Chris Hough The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: all natural speakers , Biodegradable speakers , Chris Hough , diy speakers , Nutshells , Portable Speakers , Reclaimed Newspaper , speakers        

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INFRA: Artist Chris Shen Transforms 625 Old Remote Controls into a Giant Glowing TV

January 28, 2013 by  
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Climate Earth and the big levers of change

October 7, 2012 by  
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Chrissy Coughlin talks with Chris Erickson, founder and CEO of Climate Earth, on using data and software to help companies make better supply-chain management decisions.

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Kraft Foods’ third-party alliances key to sustainability strategy

September 19, 2012 by  
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An interview with vice president for sustainability Chris McGrath.

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