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Breathing Earth

September 30, 2006 | By |

Breathing Earth is a very unusual piece of art:

Breathing Earth is a map of the world showing a real-time simulation of the CO2 emissions level of every country in the world, as well as each country’s birth and death rates. The art is beautiful and with the sort of percussive, bugs-in-the-forest soundtrack, it keeps you staring for quite a while, watching icons burst and disappear in correspondence with the actual arrival and passing of lives around the planet.”

It’s quite hypnotic and intense. “Since you have started watching this: 1700 people have been born. 711 people have died. 302000 tonnes of CO2 have been emitted.”
(via O’Reilly Radar)