(EN) One million plastic bags pollute San Francisco Bay each year, that means more than 100 bags for every seal, duck and pelican. The video produced for Save the Bay campaign gives a visual idea of what it looks like. ————- (IT) 1 milione di sacchetti di plastica inquinano la Baia di San Franscisco ogni anno, che significa più di 100 sacchetti per ogni gabbiano, anatra e pellicano. Il video è stato realizzato per la campagna Save the Bay e riesce a dare l’idea della massa plasticosa che invade il mare.
(EN) Database City is the title of the workshop held in Madrid last month. It was the second edition of a bigger project called Visualizar an open and participartory research project around theory, tools and strategies of information visualization: “VISUALIZAR 2008 is focused on the city context. Urban environments, which are becoming increasingly dense, complex and diverse, are one of contemporary society’s largest “databases”, daily generating volumes of information that require new methods of analysis and understanding” Inside the workshop, seven proposal have been developed. My favourites are these two: In the air is about making visible the invisible, visualizing gases, particles, pollen, diseases, and other different agents of Madrid’s polluted air. The result is a ghost city surrounded by a multicolored fog changing its shape and hue according to the information feed. Unfortunately the visualization is not online but on display at Medialab-Prado in Madrid through January 11th. City Murmur is about visualizing the urban space through the eyes
(EN) Consumerism, exploitment and pollution are all interconnected and if we want to solve what doesnt work in one of these three dimensions, we need to understand how the linear system where things come from is failing . Take a look at the video made by Annie Leonard and everything will be more clear. And it’s translated in many languages on video sharing website. —— (IT) Consumo, sfruttamento e inquinamento sono interconnesse e se vogliamo risolvere ciò che non funziona in una di quelle tre dimensioni dobbiamo capire quali sono i difetti del sistema lineare che governa la produzione delle cose. Dai un’occhiata al video di Annie Leonard e tutto sarà più chiaro. Ed è tradotto in varie lingue sui siti di condivisione di video.