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Global Warning Symposium 2010
Artists, Scientists and Environmental Activism

Art, Science and the Environment
From the Leonardo and LMJ Archives

Leading up to the Global Warning Symposium, we will be publishing abstracts from papers that have been published in Leonardo and LMJ over the years on art, science and the environment. Many of these papers are available for free to current Leonardo and LMJ subscribers. Papers published before 2005 are available through the JSTOR digital archive.

"Notes on Eco-Logic: Environmental Artwork, Visual Philosophy and Global Perspective," by Agnes Denes
ABSTRACT: The author, a visual artist, discusses briefly her ecological and philosophical concerns and demonstrates, using excerpts from texts describing some of her large-scale projects, how this new art form can have a profound impact on human values, consciousness and our collective destiny. [This paper was originally published in Leonardo Vol. 26, No. 5, 1993, and is currently available through the JSTOR digital archive.]

"Atmospherics/Weather Works: A Spatialized Meteorological Data Sonification Project," by Andrea Polli
ABSTRACT: Atmospherics/Weather Works is a performance, installation and distributed software project for the sonification of storms and other meteorological events, generated directly from data produced by a highly detailed and physically accurate simulation of the weather. [This paper was originally published in Leonardo Vol. 38, No. 1, 2005, and is currently available to Leonardo and LMJ subscribers through the MIT Press web site.]

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