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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Opt Outside Virtually with Sounds from Around the World

November 24, 2017 by  
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Instead of indulging in consumerism on Black Friday, follow the … The post Opt Outside Virtually with Sounds from Around the World appeared first on Earth911.com.

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Your Future Smartphone May be Charged by Sound

August 13, 2014 by  
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Imagine walking down Fifth Avenue in the heart of Manhattan while the sounds of the city surround you: the cabbie is honking his horn, the store owner is blasting music, and construction workers are carrying on a loud conversation. Now imagine that all of this noise gives your smartphone a battery boost! This scenario could be a reality soon thanks to scientists from  Nokia and Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) , who have successfully charged a phone using zinc oxide nanowires that convert sound-caused vibrations into electricity — called the piezoelectric effect. Read the rest of Your Future Smartphone May be Charged by Sound Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: background noise , cell phones , charge , mobile phones , nanowires , Nokia , Queen Mary University of London , recharge , smartphones , sounds , traffic noise , zinc oxide

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Hester Street Fair Pops Up at Henri Bendel on Fashion’s Night Out (Photos)

September 10, 2011 by  
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The author with Hester Street Fair co-founder SuChin Pak. Photo: Emma Grady On Fashion’s Night Out (FNO) in New York, Henri Bendel’s third floor was transformed into a massive pop-up shop featuring more than fifty local food and fashion vendors from the Lower East Side’s beloved Hester Street Fair . Like the streets outside, the store was buzzing with shoppers and passerby tasting cupcakes anc checking out every corner of the store, all to the sounds of a liv… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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