Colton Hash #21 Carbon Pulse: The Salish Sea
By Colton Hash
|Dimensions||66 × 46 × 18 in|
Interactive digital media installation
"Carbon Pulse: The Salish Sea" is an interactive data visualization artwork that depicts greenhouse gas emissions from the Vancouver region. Historical climate model data is integrated into a virtual landscape to visualize weather patterns interacting with atmospheric pollutants. Gestural clouds, defined by Provincial emissions data, emanate from industrial facilities. As viewers approach the display, their silhouette is recorded by a depth camera which is used to reveal regional infrastructure. This installation situates viewers in relation to local carbon emissions to foster personal reflection on climate change.