The Climate Machine

The Climate Machine was created in partnership with Active Ingredient as part of their project – A Conversation Between Trees.

The circular sheets of paper placed on the machine rotate slowly, with each revolution representing a year starting from 1959, going forward to 2011. A heating element burns a line into the paper, drawing a circular graph of that years fluctuating Co2. Like tree rings, these drawings are meant to be read as a collection of ever increasing global Co2 levels. The individual drawings are hung in a row through the length of the gallery, similar to a disected tree trunk, where each individual drawing depicts a ring represents the changing Co2 levels over the last 52 years.



This project was developed using arduino and processing. All Co2 data is via the Earth Systems Research Laboratory and can be found here.

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