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the carbon farm


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The carbon farm is a data-based internet art project that uses a browser-based medium to develop a miniature responsive environment. This browser-based experiment is questioning the enforced consumptive behaviour of today’s technology. Such behaviour escalates the daily rates of the commodification of carbon dioxide and consequently degrades the global ecosystem.

The project visualizes the effect of the daily commodification of carbon dioxides in five countries (Germany, Egypt, China, Japan, and the USA). The selected countries present differentiation in regional, environmental, and cultural conditions. However, the project emphasizes: the daily commodification of carbon dioxide refers to the global collective consumptive culture regardless of the diversity in the regions, environments, cultures, or even religions.

Within this context, the project invites participants/interactors to think of the effect of their daily use of carbon dioxide and its derivatives on the global ecosystem equilibrium. It digitally simulates the carbon dioxide effects on the designed miniature environment. Thus, participants can compare the environmental conditions before and after a set of real-time databases of carbon dioxide emissions that affect the designed digital environment. The project reveals the extent to which such practices introduce an environmental role of digital art and how they enable laypeople to interpret hard-to-read data regarding global warming threats.


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An involved piece in the permanent online exhibition entitled: “The Earth, Our  Home: Art, Technology and Critical Action” Organized by: ACM SIGGRAPH Digital Arts Community (DAC)

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