Light + Environmental Sustainability
Can data visualization build a deeper awareness of our personal impact on the local environment?
Beginning in early 2017, Santa Fe–based international artist Andrea Polli leads a series of tours and workshops examining how we sense and experience environmental data. Participants will gather and analyze data about light and air using tools such as the sensors on smartphones. Can we use these sensors to better understand and mitigate our environmental impacts? This series explores the parameters of digital imaging and asks us to consider the ways in which the visualization of environmental data can be photographic. Polli’s project encourages conversations about our personal stake in local air quality and considers how our current energy choices impact our future environments.