Ars Electronica, There Is No Planet B, Linz, Austria
Raindrop is exhibiting as a video at the There Is No Planet B exhibition, opening at the Ars Electronica Festival 2021 as part of a 2 year long show.
There Is No Planet B
Energy is the foundation of life. The smallest of organisms need it just as we humans do. But it is not just our bodies that must be supplied with energy but also our entire society, including our electrical appliances, our means of transportation, and our industries. And where does the energy come from?
In the past centuries, we have primarily relied on energy sources such as coal, natural gas, and petroleum in order to meet our increasing needs. These resources are not available in unlimited supply, however, and their use is harmful to our planet’s climate. We now know that the way in which we produce and use energy significantly contributes to global warming. It leads to extreme weather events, periods of drought, floods, and many other dire consequences. To ensure a green future offering a high quality of life, we must therefore take action as a global community to drastically reduce our ecological footprint on this planet. Stopping global warming is no easy task and includes many technological, social and political aspects.
This is why the energy of everyone is necessary: of individuals as well as of public institutions, the business world, and international policy-makers. The exhibition “There Is No Planet B” not only illustrates the urgency of the situation; it also points out that there are potential solutions and a growing social commitment to dealing with the crisis.
An exhibition by Ars Electronica in cooperation with the Klima- und Energiefonds (Climate and Energy Fund)
Artworks and artists
A brief history of CO2 emissions: Urban Complexity Lab – University of Applied Sciences Potsdam (DE), Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact (DE)
Derotation: Domas Schwarz (AT)
Raindrop: Alistair McClymont (UK)
The Intimate Earthquake Archive: Sissel Marie Tonn (DK) and Jonathan Reus (US)
Asunder: Tega Brain (AU), Julian Oliver (NZ), and Bengt Sjölén (SE)
SolarVille: SPACE10 (DK)
The Museum of Edible Earth: masharu (RU/NL)
Life Support System: DISNOVATION.ORG (FR/PL/CA)
The Human Reach: ESRI – Environmental Systems Research Institute (US)
iniGrid: Project partner: AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Eaton Industries (Austria) GmbH, Infineon Technologies Austria AG, Zelisko GmbH, Sprecher Automation GmbH, Technische Universität Wien – Institut für Computertechnik, Fachhochschule Oberösterreich – F&E GesmbH, Linz Strom Netz GmbH, MOOSMOAR Energies OG Design: Ars Electronica Solutions