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18 JUNE 2015

Pope Francis's encyclical on the environment: a global call to action

"The pope's 180-page encyclical on the environment, released on Thursday, is at its core a moral call for action on phasing out the use of fossil fuels. But it is also a document infused with an activist anger and concern for the poor, casting blame on the indifference of the powerful in the face of certain evidence that humanity is at risk following 200 years of misuse of resources. Up to now, he says, the world has accepted a 'cheerful recklessness' in its approach to the issue, lacking the will to change habits for the good of the Earth. 'Climate change is a global problem with grave implications: environmental, social, economic, political and for the distribution of goods,' the papal statement says. 'It represents one of the principal challenges facing humanity in our day.'"

(Stephanie Kirchgaessner, 18 June 2015, The Guardian)

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2015 • basic and universal human right • biosphere • blame • call to actionclimate change • debt to the poor • destructive practicesdeveloping countriesEarthecological crisis • economic implications • encyclical • environmental consequencesexploitation of natural resourcesfossil fuelglobal challenge • green manifesto • humanityindifference • papal statement • planet Earth • political implications • Pontiff • poorer countries • Pope Francis • practical guidance • recklessness • selfishness • social debt to the poor • social implications • social justice and reform • speaking out • sustainable development • taking concrete steps • The Guardian • undeniable risk

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Simon Perkins
26 MAY 2014

An animated meditation on destructive consumption practices

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20122D animationAdobe FlashAfter Effectsalien beingsanimationapocalypseassembly lineblack humour • central species on the planet • consumptiondepletiondepletion of natural resourcesdestructive practicesdeus ex machina • Edvard Grieg • environmental consequencesexploitation of natural resourcesextinctionfast foodfood productionhave dominion over all other living creatureshuman activities • humanocentrism • In the Hall of the Mountain King • instrumental view of natureintensive agriculture • KFC • Man (2012) • mass extinctionmeat production • most significant species on the planet • natural environmentnatural resourcesnatural world • natural world has value only as it benefits humankind • non-renewable resource • patterns of consumptionpollutionrhythm of the planetrubbishsatirical illustrationSteve Cuttsterrestrial ecosystemunsustainablewanton destructionwastewelcomewildlife reserves

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Simon Perkins
24 MARCH 2013

Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design: Prototyping

"As design–led and practice–based research institution, CIID has expertise in directly engaging with design and technological materials to produce prototypes. Prototyping is at the center of CIID's design culture; it provides us with the methods and means to probe future scenarios, situate design discourses and test design and technical implementations in real world contexts. Our prototyping methods range from simple paper based co–creation props to functional physical prototypes of complex systems. In addition, video scenarios and various experience prototyping methods are employed, in the early stages of our research, in order to bring forward surprisingly foundational insights about the 'role' a technological object or system may have in the real world. Overall, insights derived from all prototypes feed back into our research process to re–iterate over its concepts or focus. With clear probing or prompting goals, we can better use sketches in materials, hardware and software to think and communicate about research, technologies and their societal impacts."

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Simon Perkins
01 JANUARY 2013

Midway Atoll where albatross chicks die from ingesting plastic

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2012 • albatross • animal cruelty • bottle top • Chris Jordancritical habitatdebrisdestructive practices • ecological disaster • ecological responsibility • environmental consequences • environmental tragedy • Honoluluhuman activities • ingesting • marine debris • microbeads • Midway Atoll • Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge • Pacific islandphotographer • photographic narrative • plasticplastic bottles • remote location • remote paradise • responsibilityrubbish • sea birds • short filmtoxic materialsunnecessary sufferingvisual journey • wildlife conservation

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Simon Perkins
04 SEPTEMBER 2007

MyAbodo: Fun Flash-based Eco Toy

"My Abodo is an excellent, Flash–based interface that walks you through building a virtual green home. Created in part by the British government [funded by Defra and delivered by Delib, School Councils UK and the NAEE]. My Abodo lets you hand–pick various parts of the house, from the flowery green roof to your own vegetable garden, while adjusting rubbish in the nearby dump accordingly. When you're done, you can embed your abode on a blog or other Web site."

(CNET Networks, Inc)

[Link: http://www.myabodo.com/?embed=true no longer active]

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