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Visualising Air Pollution: The Air of the Anthropocene [20190409|22:55]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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For the past 3-4 years, the bloke has been traveling to cities around the world as part of his air quality/particulate monitoring work. He’s often been accompanied by Robin Price, physicist and visual artist, who makes pollution paintings with a portable sensor setup. The Arts Council recently purchased the “Air of the Anthropocene” collection, and today The Guardian newspaper ran a piece about his work. Sadly, the prettier the photos are, the dirtier the air is!

Robin Price - Dehli playground
Robin Price - Dehli Playground light painting

You can view the collection here.

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[User Picture]From: rock_dinosaur
2019-04-09 22:13 (UTC)
It's interesting to know that atmospheric pollution is now being researched and taken seriously. Unlike in the 1950s, when pollution from domestic coal-burning brought about the Clean Air Act, I think pollution from cars and aircraft (though, I suspect, every bit as toxic) has been ignored simply because it's not clearly visible at street level. We're still building ever more roads, motorways and airport runways. When are the powers-that-be going to face reality?

Incidentally, the link you've posted isn't working for me. Is the article behind a paywall?
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2019-04-09 22:15 (UTC)
Please try the link now - I think it was borked by some unnecessary smart quotes. Sorry!
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[User Picture]From: rock_dinosaur
2019-04-17 11:04 (UTC)
Oh, I somehow manage to do that all the time when posting links, too. It's usually because I've typed '2' instead of a quotation mark before the URL. Anyway, it's working now. Some of those pollution-levels are absolutely appalling, aren't they? I'd be interested to know what the count is in my street as, during the day, it's filled from end to end with traffic in both directions, and the high tenements on each side produce a canyon effect. I might discover another reason to move elsewhere as quickly as possible!
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[User Picture]From: lindahoyland
2019-04-10 03:21 (UTC)
That's fascinating.
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[User Picture]From: daphnep
2019-04-10 10:04 (UTC)
Wow, that is really cool! Thank you for sharing.
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[User Picture]From: gourou
2019-04-10 10:20 (UTC)
We're working on a kit with the University of Sheffield, so this is mega relevant to our interests and great work :-)

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[User Picture]From: meathiel
2019-04-17 12:07 (UTC)
That's very interesting ... and scary!
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