Anthropocene Footprints by University of Calgary

The growth of greenhouse gas emissions worldwide is alarming. This is a handmade visualization of Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions for 1990, 2010 and projected for 2030. Three wearable creatures are made from repurposed materials such as baby blankets, bathmats, vintage yarn, chopsticks and embroidery hoops. The project is inspired by ancient Talking Knots, which are knotted string records with numeric encoding. The concept for this visualization started as smog masks and morphed, due to the data, into hoods with masks, tentacles and horns.