PARTICLE FALLS A projection and animation of real-time air quality by artist / scientist Andrea Polli Presented by Clean Air Carolina, UNC Charlotte College of Arts + Architecture as part of KEEPING WATCH on AIR and the Arts and Science Council

Start Date: March 4, 2016
End Date: April 23, 2016
Time: 7:00 am to 10:00 am

Email: terry@cleanaircarolina.org

Location: 320 E 9th St, Charlotte, NC 28202

Description

PARTICLE FALLS  

A projection and animation of real-time air quality by artist / scientist Andrea Polli

Presented by Clean Air Carolina, UNC Charlotte College of Arts + Architecture as part of KEEPING WATCH on AIR and the Arts and Science Council

March 4 through April 23 beginning at dusk

SEEING IS BELIEVING

PARTICLE FALLS is an animated light projection on the side of the UNC Charlotte Center City building that reveals the invisible dangers in the air you are breathing. It is a dramatic public artwork that raises awareness of the presence and impact of particle pollution. 

The PARTICLE FALLS animation is generated by translating real-time particulate matter data from the surrounding air on the corner of Brevard and 9th streets into imagery, using specialized computer software designed by the artist Andrea Polli. The particulate sensing is done using a nephelometer, a scientific instrument that takes in air samples and gathers data about the concentration of particle pollution. A computer program transforms the particulate data into visual bursts of bright color over a background of falling blue light. The more dots of color you see, the more particles there are in the air you’re breathing.  The visualization updates with new air data in real time.

VIEWING OPPORTUNITIES

The outside viewing theatre of PARTICLE FALLS is on the west wall of the UNC Charlotte Center City building located 320 E 9th St, Charlotte, NC 28202 at the corner of 9th Street and Brevard, but can be seen from many locations in uptown Charlotte every evening from March 4 through April 23 beginning at dusk.

Visit cleanaircarolina.org, KEEPINGWATCH.org and particlefallsclt.org to learn more. Follow us on Twitter @particlefalls and Facebook at ParticleFallsCLT.

 

 

Organizers

Organized by :  Clean Air Carolina Organizer's Address : 421 Minuet Lane Tel : Terry Lansdell Mobile : 9802136446 Email : terry@cleanaircaolina.org Website : cleanaircarolina.org

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