“Big Sky, Big Data: Art Made from Atmospheric Science” in Nautilus

January 8, 2014 - Philadelphia, PA

Excerpted from an article by Heather Sparks

The American Lung Association’s State of the Air website gives Philadelphia’s particle pollution a D. In 2012 the surrounding region’s air was rated as the 10th most polluted in the US. Yet these statistics mean a lot less than literally seeing the vast number of invisible pollutants light up a large-scale screen. When the piece was first installed, Polli says it got a big reaction from the crowd. People had a hard time believing there was so much particulate matter in the air. Read more.

 

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