Andrew McWilliams

An Expanding Archive of Compelling Links on Climate Change

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This is a listing of ideas, links and media references I find interesting or compelling about climate change.

A solar thermal plant in Nevada
A solar thermal plant in Nevada (credit: Dennis Schroeder / NREL)

There are no doubt many, many important items missing from the list — climate change is a vast subject and this isn't supposed to be comprehensive. It's mainly a place for me to put things I find interesting so they can be referenced later, and hopefully others find it useful too.

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Rocks on the Beach in Rhode Island

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Those that know my work know that I have long been fascinated with the textures of rocks. There's something about the seemingly infinite variety of patterns and shapes that I get kind of lost in.

Rhode Island rocks

On a weekend away in Rhose Island, Julie and I found ourselves wondering around on a beach absolutely covered in large rocks. Once I started taking photographs, I found it very hard to stop.

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A Lightning-Fast Overview of My Art Practice

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I was invited to give a five minute "lightning talk" at this years Creative Tech Week in New York City.

The talk covers my artworks using depth video, projection mapping, and immersive installation, and looking at issues of perception, personal health, biometrics and climate change.

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What I Was Doing While I Wasn't Blogging

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It is mildly ironic that the times when you are most active, and have the most to say, are also when you have the least time to blog.

Cyborgs on the ThoughtWorks Arts Residency program
Cyborgs on the ThoughtWorks Arts Residency program

That's what I've found anyway — over the last 18 months I have done an absolute ton, and not blogged at all. It's time to change that.

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Crash Course in 'Responsible' Data Visualization

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Last Friday I attended a Data Visualization seminar by the Responsible Data Forum. I got a fascinatingly succinct introduction to the concerns of applying data visualization in a responsible way.

A warm-up exercise

In attendance were 35 activists, researchers, designers, technologists, analysts, artists and journalists. The event was facilitated by the engine room, Data & Society and the ThoughtWorks data scientist, Sara Terp.

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Virtual Reality and 3D Video

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The tech consortium NYC MediaLab just released an interesting report on the current state of Virtual Reality. It looks at some of the tech, a timeline of recent events and discussion on business opportunities.

The Jaunt Neo
The Jaunt Neo 3D camera system

In this article I'll summarize some of the tech and experiential findings, and I'll dig in a little on some of the fascinating developments in 3D video.

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