Posts Tagged ‘climate change’

Keep it in the ground! Guardian animation on solar power

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

Short animation by the Guardian on solar power, as part of their “Keep it in the ground” campaign against fossil fuels. The price of solar panels has come down by 75% since 2009, and other interesting facts.

This is part 2 of the Guardian’s fight against fossil fuels and climate change, focusing on the switch to solar and hope.

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The Lightbulb Conspiracy, aka Pyramids of Waste, a documentary on planned obsolescence

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

The practice of planned obsolescence of consumer products includes Apple computers, as you’ll see if you watch the whole film. As a designer who attempts to make things that last, both in their material content and workmanship, the planned failure of other design objects is a slap in the face.

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Hurricane

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

It looks as if we may have inadvertently designed this storm ourselves.

Animation by University of Delaware’s College of Earth, Ocean and Environment

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Teotihuacan

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

The remains of Teotihuacan, an ancient city about half an hour’s drive outside present-date Mexico City. At its peak around 500 AD, Teotihuacan had a population exceeding that of Rome. Its engineering was sophisticated and included an ingenious sewage system, heated stone baths, gravity fed water and many other innovations.

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