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...................AIR Bulletin................. AIR Explained at Opening of Eyebeam's FEEDBACK Exhibition
Brooke demonstrates and discusses AIR for the online channel, FrictionTV, at Eyebeam in New York City.

AIR Live in NYC and San Francisco March-April 2008
AIR will be on exhibit simultaneously on the east and west coast of the US in March and April of 2008. How does the pollution compare in the city that never sleeps vs. the city by the bay? Are you rooting for the left coast or right coast? Join the experiment if you are in either city during those months by visiting either Eyebeam in NYC or Southern Exposure in SF.

AIR Goes to Brazil!
AIR travels to Belo Horizonte, Brazil, in NOV 2007. We will be conducting three walking tours during the Arte.Mov festival. Check back later to see the results and documentation.

AIR at the Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh
AIR devices will be on display in Pittsburgh during the "6 Billion Perps Held Hostage! Artists Address Global Warming" exhibition at the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh starting March 10, 2007. If you are in the area, check it out.

AIR First Run Ends
Thank you to all those who visited our headquarters and participated in AIR! We have stopped public distribution of the devices and will focus on making improvements to this ongoing experiment.

Project HQ Open + Data Vis Live
The AIR project launched on September 14, 2006 in Lower Manhattan at the AIR headquarters located in 125 Maiden Lane (map). The headquarters were open to the public on 9/15, 9/16 & 9/18-20 from 12-7 pm.

Workshop on 6/24
Thanks to everyone who helped us test the AIR devices on June 24 at Eyebeam in NYC. We have pics on the events page!

 

 

AIR :: Area's Immediate Reading :: SUPPORT INFO

Documents

AIR Diagram (pdf, 2mb)
This diagram gives a macro view of AIR. See how the AIR device fits into the fossil fuel, combustion and pollution cycle.

AIR Map (jpg, 1.8mb)
Come to the our HQ in Lower Manhattan and get a free AIR map! See how the oil flows into the US, what we squeeze out of a barrel of crude and some of the by-products of fossil fuel combustion.


Coal in NYC?
Americans burn on average 20 pounds of coal per day (mostly through electricity usage), but have you ever tried to purchase a lump in NYC? We found the last coal retailer in the 5 boroughs located in central Brooklyn. One 40 pound bag cost us $11.


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Other Resources
This is a brief list of websites, articles and books we have found useful in our research. If you would like to suggest an item to add, please send us an email via our contact page.

Websites
Environmental Protection Agency's Air Pollution Site
Air Now
Major Polluters in NYC
Mapping Polluting Facilities in Northern Manhattan
NRDC: Clean Air and Energy
Clear Skies Initiative
US Energy Basics 101
The Story of Fossil Fuels
Breathing Earth: Mapping CO2 Emissions

Articles
Crafting Normative Messages to Protect the Environment (pdf, 200k)
Effective Control of Global Warming by Simultaneous Reduction of NOx and CO Emissions
Red Sky at Morning: Citizens' Action Guide

Books
Street Science, Jason Corburn
Air Quality, Thad Godish
The Long Emergency, James Howard Kunstler
The Weather Makers, Tim Flannery
Infrastructure: A Field Guide to the Industrial Landscape, Brian Hayes
Power Play: The Fight to Control the World's Electricity, Sharon Beder
Coal: A Human History, Barbara Freese
The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money and Power, Daniel Yergin
The Omnivore's Dilemma, Michael Pollan
The Skeptical Environmentalist, Bjorn Lomborg
Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed, Jared Diamond
Red Sky at Morning, James Gustave Speth