Colorful LED Masks Encourage a Sustainable World #CitizenScience https://blog.adafruit.com/2016/05/03/colorful-led-masks-encourage-a-sustainable-world-citizenscience/
It’s different strokes for different folks when it comes to ways to participate in citizen science, and this one really gets my attention. Chadwick John Friedman, a student at the University of Denver, was interested in Twitter insights on sustainability and decided to create a real-time artistic data visualization, according to 3ders
. Called PrecogNation
, the three masks ensemble glow to represent the challenges in becoming a sustainable world.Progress in sustainable development (green) is represented by keywords such as renewable energy, wind turbines and so on. Threats to sustainability (red) include deforestation, global warming and pollution. The blue group, finally, represents contrasting results. After all, “polar bear” and “melting polar” in a single article are unreadable for the masks.
The masks were 3D printed and the way they are connected reminds me of the “precogs” aligned in the tank in Minority Report
. In the film, each represented different views much like this project. In Chadwick’s piece, red and blue occur more often than green, but that is not surprising.This is in fact a positive outcome, as one of the main goals of this project is to highlight the importance of maintaining a dialogue – even if that dialogue surrounds daunting threats to sustainability.
Sustainability is a topic that often comes with guilt because it doesn’t go well with consumerism and waste. People have to get over their defenses in order to open up to the topic before any change can happen. I see this tech project as a good way to start the curiosity and questions.Read Morehttps://blog.adafruit.com/2016/05/03/colorful-led-masks-encourage-a-sustainable-world-citizenscience/#citizenscience #tech #3dprinting #art #environment #arduino