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      Climate Change: Outcomes of being bystanders in a global windstorm

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      Proceedings of EVA London 2019 (EVA 2019)
      Electronic Visualisation and the Arts
      8 - 11 July 2019
      Interactive installation, Climate change, Community, Nature
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            Abstract

            We have heard the phrase global warming and most of us by now know what that means. The goal is not to focus on what or why global warming is happening but rather what the results of not taking steps toward better consumption could have on society. You always hear phrases like “It’s the simple pleasures in life that make it beautiful” and “take time to stop and smell the roses”. Have you ever wondered what would happen if the resources we consume became dependent on us for their survival. We see it all the time with endangered species. Their home torn down to build a new shopping centre or to supply the millions of paper products we consume every day. Humans have to take in the animals and create them habitats so they can merely survive. Life is never the same for those animals when they are the last of their species. What happens when the life that once was able to sustain itself needs us to depend on? Are we going to support the life that gave us those simple pleasures or are we going to let the species take a spot in history and only have the pictures in textbooks and our memories to remind us of how beautiful the world was when flowers existed? Flowers are not only symbolic of life but also of love, joy, sorrow and celebration. The question I asked myself was: what would it look like for nature to be dependent on us? I explored the different ways that nature helps us and thought about what we could offer nature in return.

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            Contributors
            Conference
            July 2019
            July 2019
            : 53-56
            Affiliations
            [0001]Illinois State University

            Normal, IL, USA
            Article
            10.14236/ewic/EVA2019.8
            971590f0-b9b6-4cab-b2d6-2b0927c49026
            © St. Aubin. Published by BCS Learning and Development Ltd. Proceedings of EVA London 2019, UK

            This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

            Proceedings of EVA London 2019
            EVA 2019
            London, UK
            8 - 11 July 2019
            Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
            Electronic Visualisation and the Arts
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            Product Information: 1477-9358BCS Learning & Development
            Self URI (article page): https://www.scienceopen.com/hosted-document?doi=10.14236/ewic/EVA2019.8
            Self URI (journal page): https://ewic.bcs.org/
            Categories
            Electronic Workshops in Computing

            Applied computer science,Computer science,Security & Cryptology,Graphics & Multimedia design,General computer science,Human-computer-interaction
            Interactive installation,Nature,Community,Climate change

            REFERENCES

            1. 2017 The imaginary worlds of sustainability: observations from an interactive art installation Ecology and Society 22 2): 17 https://doi.org/10.5751/ES-09240-220217

            2. NASA 2019 https://climate.nasa.gov/evidence/ retrieved 19 March 2019 )

            3. USGCRP 2017 Climate Science Special Report: Fourth National Climate Assessment I U.S. Global Change Research Program Washington, DC, USA 470 https://doi.org/10.7930/J0J964J6

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