UN Unveils Carbon Dioxide Cube

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

The United Nations will unveil a cube filled with carbon dioxide ahead of its December climate consortium in Copenhagen.

ArtDaily.org reports Travis Threlkel, a digital media art designer and the founder of the high tech company Obscura Digital, will screen a climate change art projection December 1 at the sustainably designed art cube. Google and YouTube are powering the projection.

The cube, which was built on site at the edge of St. Jørgens Lake in Copenhagen, is the size of a three-story building that's 8.2 meters x 8.2 meters x 8.2 meters (27 feet x 27 feet x 27 feet). The CO2 inside the cube represents the amount of carbon dioxide that the average person in an industrialized country emits each month. In the United States, that amount of carbon dioxide is emitted every two weeks.

Alfio Bonanno, who is known for his site-specific nature installations, designed the cube with Christophe Cornubert, an architect who is the recipient of the Reitveld Architecture Prize, according to ArtDaily.org.

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