“When the forces of conservation and industrialization within a common society compete head to head, the only entity that can regulate the fight is the fantastic measuring contraption known as the Envirometer. But, as the conflict escalates and the situations become increasingly more destructive and selfish, the vengeful and godlike Envirometer may be the only hope to unite the opposing viewpoints and create a progressive world where everyone can live in harmony.”
“Coalition of the Willing’ is a collaborative animated film and web-based event about an online war against global warming in a ‘post Copenhagen’ world.
‘Coalition of the Willing’ has been Directed and produced by Knife Party, written by Tim Rayner and crafted by a network of 24 artists from around the world using varied and eclectic film making techniques. Collaborators include some of the world’s top moving image talent, such as Decoy, World Leaders and Parasol Island.
The film offers a response to the major problem of our time: how to galvanize and enlist the global publics in the fight against global warming. This optimistic and principled film explores how we could use new Internet technologies to leverage the powers of activists, experts, and ordinary citizens in collaborative ventures to combat climate change. Through analyses of swarm activity and social revolution, ‘Coalition of the Willing’ makes a compelling case for the new online activism and explains how to hand the fight against global warming to the people.”
Sustainable Design is top of mind these days but it is still a topic that can be hard to follow as it is not exactly something that often makes the nightly news. While searching for images and copy about Buckminster Fuller yesterday (I am working on a poster about him at the moment) and stumbled across the Sustainable Design Update blog. Fuller was a pioneer not only in thinking and engineering towards sustainable design but also in raising the topic at a time when it was barely a consideration. Fuller has been a big influence in how I think about my life and an inspiration in how I gauge my pursuits. Of course he surfaces as a topic from time to time on the Sustainable Design blog because of his unique place in the history of the subject. If you don’t know about Fuller, he is someone you should look up.
Fuller aside, the blog has a wealth of great information on the current developments in sustainable design. It is really great to see someone out there taking the time to track down all of the relevant information and synthesize it somewhere that people can keep tabs on it. Topics ranging from biodegradable plastics made from corn syrup to alternative energy sources like hydrogen gas make for a great and always interesting if not inspirational read. I highly recommend visiting it and supporting it in any way you can.