Monthly Archives: November 2011

Love the waters

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Love The Waters is a lyrical film celebrating the beauty and fragility of our world’s oceans and making a subtle call to right relationship with our natural environment. “Aristotle said ‘Philosophy begins in wonder.’ I believe it also ends in … Continue reading

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Impermanence

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Rivia Rivia is a fourth year student of Design at the University of Technology, Sydney. Impermanence is an animation she made that brings to life memories of witnessing the devastation of Aceh, Indonesia, when a huge tsunami swept over it … Continue reading

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Amoeba

Martina Doblin describes Living Data as being ‘Like an organism, [that] has grown and metamorphosed, capturing people’s attention, understanding, humour and creativity’. Like an amoeba. How can this idea be visualised? First, I imagine Living Data evolving through the efforts … Continue reading

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Climate change scientists rap

The climate scientist rap video is a smart, creative way to get across an important message. But should the media be stepping in to convey the information found by (actual) climate scientists, so that the scientists can go back to … Continue reading

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Sea levels rising. With feeling!

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Lines that plot tide gauge readings from around Australia show sea levels rising over 80 years. The graph becomes an icon of climate change. It’s lines suggest the surface of the oceanic world which is commonly associated with the unconscious … Continue reading

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Vast and minute scales

Animated gestural forms connect human anatomy and the global ecosystem:   Minute algae in water and alveoli (air sacks) in our lungs may seem remote from the vast Antarctic sea ice and yet these systems are interconnected. Algae produce the … Continue reading

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Storyboard 01

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  Circling, spiraling and crossing forms describe structures of interacting systems of vast and minute scales. An iconography of simple gestural forms provides basic scientific facts in a readily comprehensible form. The animated forms relate to the static forms designed … Continue reading

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Living Data by the sea – and in the park

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How can climate change messages be conveyed to people in new ways? First installments of Living Data by the sea are placed between Bondi and Coogie beaches, Sydney. Each object is engraved with climate change art and science iconography, and … Continue reading

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