Box clever: Installation puts light on climate issues

08.12.2009 Installation : Projection Mapping : Multimedia

Copenhagen – A striking multimedia installation aims to draw attention to the climate cause during the UN climate change conference this month.

Floating on the lake in front of the Copenhagen Planetarium, ‘CO2 Cube’, designed by artist Alfio Bonanno and Los Angeles-based architect Christophe Cornubert, represents one metric ton of carbon dioxide – the monthly carbon footprint of the average person in an industrialised nation. Using an interactive media delivery system developed by technology lab Obscura Digital, the cube will screen video footage and real-time statistics to draw attention to the focus of the summit. Further, content will be distributed via digital and broadcast media outlets, as well as through social networking sites and partner websites.

Beyond the impressive multimedia, multiplatform effort, the illuminated installation is also noteworthy for its Light Futures approach to highlighting a particularly pressing issue.

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