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08 APRIL 2013

Chasing Ice: a call to action about climate change

"Chasing Ice is the story of one man's mission to change the tide of history by gathering undeniable evidence of our changing planet. Within months of that first trip to Iceland, the photographer conceived the boldest expedition of his life: The Extreme Ice Survey. With a band of young adventurers in tow, Balog began deploying revolutionary time–lapse cameras across the brutal Arctic to capture a multi–year record of the world's changing glaciers.

As the debate polarizes America and the intensity of natural disasters ramps up globally, Balog finds himself at the end of his tether. Battling untested technology in subzero conditions, he comes face to face with his own mortality. It takes years for Balog to see the fruits of his labor. His hauntingly beautiful videos compress years into seconds and capture ancient mountains of ice in motion as they disappear at a breathtaking rate. Chasing Ice depicts a photographer trying to deliver evidence and hope to our carbon–powered planet."

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2012Arcticcall to actioncarbon emissionscarbon footprintchanging planet • Chasing Ice (film) • climate changeconsequences • Davis Coombe • documentaryeco documentaryecological balance • ecological documentary • environmental changeenvironmental crisisenvironmental warmingethicsfeature film • glacier • global crisisglobal warmingiceIcelandinternational environmental health and sustainability issues • James Balog • Jeff Orlowski • Jerry Aronson • Mark Monroe • National Geographicnatural environmentnatureour planet • Paula DuPre Pesmen • subzero • timelapse • untested technology

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Simon Perkins
31 MAY 2011

Metadesigners Open Network: re-thinking the way designers are taught and practice

"Metadesign is an emerging conceptual framework within which designers will be able to work together in a more coherent and holistic way. Why? Because designing greener products and services will not be enough to remedy the environmental crisis that we face in the 21st century. We need more 'joined–up' ways to feed, clothe, shelter, assemble, communicate and live together. This will mean re–thinking the way that designers are taught, practice and organize themselves. It also entails re–designing design itself."

(Metadesigners Open Network)

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21st centuryAHRC • Attainable Utopias • commodityconsumptiondesign intelligencedesign practicedesign responsibilitydesigners • Designing in the 21st Century • Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council • environmental crisisethicsGoldsmiths College (University of London) • greener products • greener services • holistic • joined-up • metadesign • Metadesigners Open Network • re-designing design • sustainabilityUniversity of Londonwaste • Writing Purposefully in Art and Design

CONTRIBUTOR

Simon Perkins
19 JANUARY 2011

An Inconvenient Truth (2006)

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Simon Perkins
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